Posts Tagged ‘Japan’
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Article source: Dan Pearson Studio
Hokkaido, the northernmost island of the Japanese archipelago, equivalent in size to Ireland, is nearly two hours’ flight north of Tokyo. Winter is the dominant season there and it arrives early, with autumn colour arriving in early September, the landscape snow covered by the end of October, and no sign of a thaw until late April. At its coldest the temperature plummets to minus twenty-five degrees centigrade.
Tokachi Millennium Forest
- Architects: Dan Pearson Studio
- Project: Tokachi Millennium Forest
- Location: Hokkaido, Japan
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Article source: Process5 Design
The first Tokyo branch of Global Style, a made-to-order suit shop, has opened in Kanda, the textile quarter of eastern Tokyo. Kanda is home to a number of pharmaceutical and trading companies and it was assumed that the main customer target would be businessmen passing the shop. As it is also within walking distance from Akihabara, it was considered that people who normally don’t have much to do with suits would also pass by.
- Architects: Process5 Design
- Project: Global style
- Location: Kanda, Tokyo, Japan
- Construction type: Interior Renewal
- Function: order made suite shop
- Total area: 60.819㎡
- Construction phase: 4 Feb. ~28 Feb. 2011
- Software used: Vectorworks, Illustrator and photoshop
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Article source: Doyle Collection
Shiny wooden paneled walls surround the interior along with the counter. These panels exude dignity and the texture create tension and high-quality mood. “Ginza Steak TAJIMA” made its grand opening at Ginza, Tokyo, one of the leading cities in Japan. Initially, our client’s needs were to create high quality and dignity interior using genuine materials. After having further hearing, we noticed that our client was always very familiar with stones. Firstly, we proposed the idea of using solid board panels instead of stones to constitute the walls. As for the base, we cut out big horse chestnut solid board panels into 13 mm thickness, commonly used for making counters with one piece. These specially-manufactured panels have different grain pattern expressions.
Image Courtesy Satoshi Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners
- Architects: Aiji Inoue/ Doyle Collection Co., Ltd.
- Project: Ginza Steak TAJIMA
- Location: 6-7-6, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
- Year: 28,March,2011
- Collaborators: YO co.ltd.
- Built area: 103.95sqm
- Construction: Touhoku Kensetsu co.,ltd.
- Client: TOHO DEVICE Corporation
- Photo credits: Satoshi Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners
Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
“Membrane in Stratum” is an installation that wraps around the interior space. The concept of human activity is emphasised by the graduation of translucency through the membrane. The membrane regulates depth and boundaries. We can divide the room in many ways by the penetration, reflectance and absorption of light. We can change the function of the room at our will. A dynamic space is born from the shadows that reflect of the membrane surface and vibrantly decorate the room.
Membrene in Stratum
- Architects: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
- Project: Membrene in Stratum
- Location: Nagoya, Japan
- Completion : January 2012
- Program : Office, Salon, Bar
- Built area : 100 m²
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Article source: Key Operation Inc.
The project site is in a five-minute walk from Yotsuya Station located in a quiet residential area right behind the Shinjuku Street. This area holds many temples, shrines and also fairly dense housing. Like a spreading network of space, those houses and complexes fill the blank spaces between the streets and alleys.
This housing complex was planned to be built on the site of a crank space with 10m of the frontage and 17m in depth. Due to the regulation for Shinjuku Ward studio apartments, 12 units of the housing complex was planned out including 9 units of less than 30m² of the floor area and 3 units of more than 30 m².
- Architects: Key Operation Inc./Architects
- Project: Yotsuya Tenera
- Location: Yotsuya, Tokyo, Japan
- Function: Housing
- Architect: Akira Koyama + KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS
- Structural Engineer: Delta Structural Consultants
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Article source: Studio Sklim
Situated at the entrance of Misakimizube Koen, one of the picturesque parks fronting a lake and flanked by Sakura trees, the house was conceived to be an object with the environment.The programmatic zones of Public, Service and Private spatially organised the house into 3 distinct zones with further punctuation of the main massing with the Landscape element; providing spaces for the courtyard and roof deck. This base form was further chiseled with structure, daylight/ventilation and viewpoint concerns.
Image Courtesy Jeremy San
- Architects: Studio Sklim
- Project: Hansha Reflection House
- Location: Nagoya, Japan
- Client: Confidential
- Program: 2 Storey Detached House With Courtyard And Roof Deck
- Area: 124m²
- Status : Completed
- Design Architect: Studio SKLIM
- Key Personnel: Kevin Lim
- Collaborators: Machiko Nakamura, Federico Mira (3D Visualization)
- Builder: Sakae Advanced Housing Technology
- Structure: KES System Headquarters Shelter
- Photography Credits: Jeremy San / Studio SKLIM
- Time Period: 2010 – 2011
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Article source: Love Architecture Inc.
The site for this project was located on a riverbank in a suburban residential area outside Tokyo. Surrounded by landscaped paths lined with cherry trees and small red bridges, the site features a community bus stop at one corner that makes an appearance in Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film “The Secret World of Arrietty”.
- Architects: Love Architecture Inc.
- Project: Cross House
- Location: Koganei, Japan
- Client: Private
- Structural design: LOW FAT structure Inc.
- Gross usable floor: 126.24㎡
- Lot size: 162,22㎡
- Start of work: April 2010
- Completion of work: December 2011
- Structure in : Timber
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Article source: Tetsuo Kobori Architects
“Creation of an open space with suspended glass curtains”
A limited time 20-year PFI project located on the grounds of the Tsukuba University Hospital. With its main function being a clinical laboratory, it also combines spaces for student education and research to create a new communication space in the university.
Night View (Image Courtesy Bauhouseneo)
- Architects: Tetsuo Kobori Architects
- Project: Tsukuba Medical Laboratory of Education and Research
- Location: Ibaraki, Japan
- Work contents: Design and supervision
- Main use: University / research facility
- Structure: S Structure（by Arup）
- Scale: 1500㎡
- Photo credit: Bauhouseneo
- Software used: Autocad and Revit
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Article source: ALTS design office
Original people from ancient times was loved and it has lived with nature. Especially the Japanese always enjoy change of the four seasons for every season, and came as a part of life. People live with nature・・・Sometimes it may live inconveniently and it may not sometimes work that it takes time and effort .
Image Courtesy Yuta Yamada /Fujishokai
- Architects: ALTS design office
- Project: Kofunaki House
- Location: Shiga, Japan
- Architects Member: Sumiou Mizumoto / Yoshitaka Kuga
- Construction : built of wood
- Number of stories : 2
- Gross Area: 132.31 m2
- Completed date : 2012.3
- Photographer : Yuta Yamada/Fujishokai
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Article source: HOLDUP
‘ Owing To Progress In Transportation And Communication, Any Place Can Be Considered “Central”, Even Though Geographically Remote. There’s No Choice To Make Between A Stimulating City Lifestyle And A Healthier One In The Countryside: We Can Have Both! ’
- Architects: HOLDUP Architecture
- Project: Yashiki Mori
- Location: Tomisato-Shi, Japan
- Typology: 8 Detached Houses
- Floor Area: 3,000sqm
- Status: Competition Entry
- Completion: May 2012
- Budget: Undisclosed
- Condition: Invited Competition
- Client: Hacocoto Inc
- Project Architecture: Yuki Chida
- Software used: Made with Autocad and render with 3ds max/vray