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Yashiki Mori in Tomisato-Shi, Japan by HOLDUP Architecture

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! ’

Yashiki Mori

  • 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

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Villa Saitan in Kyoto, Japan by Eastern design office

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Article source: Eastern design office

The site is in Nishioji-hachijo, Kyoto. From the main street we enter into a covert place along an alley of 4 meters in width. This construction is a collective housing consisting of 11 units.  The impersonality of segmental housing complex is completely concealed in this architecture.  Instead it is built to be seen as one big house. The architecture is covered with a wall in which holes are cut. The shape of the holes resembles a trunk, leaves, a root and bulbs. It also can be seen as clouds floating over the trees. Concrete shape which is based on nature turns into a hollow cave, light, and sunbeams filtered through trees.

Image Courtesy Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Eastern design office
  • Project: Villa Saitan
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Completion: 2006
  • Client: Shigekazu Yagi
  • Site area: 301.82 m2
  • Total floor area: 557.70 m2
  • Design Team: Eastern Design Office + Hojo Structure Research Institute
  • Photographer:  Koichi Torimura
  • Constructor: Minobe Construction Corporation

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Horizontal House in Shiga, Japan by Eastern design office

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Article source: Eastern design office

Do they really live beyond this・・・The mountain village appears when having started a little anxious so. The Horizontal House is here.

This house does not look like a house.

The shape of the house traces the boundary of the village. The village consists of six houses in all. The shape of the village could be done by making it by stone wall in old times. The project site is located on the north edge of the village that is in the prominent place, and makes the face of the village.

Image Courtesy Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Anna Nakamura + Taiyo Jinno / EASTERN design office
  • Project: Horizontal House
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Completion: 2007
  • Total floor area: 311.50m2
  • Design team: EASTERN design office + Jin Sasaki
  • Photographer: Koichi Torimura
  • Constructor: Marusho Co., Ltd

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Villa Overlooking the Sea in Hayama, Japan by Edward Suzuki Associates

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Edward Suzuki Associates

This is a vacation home expected to become a permanent house in the future. Located about an hour’s car ride away from downtown Tokyo, it is locatedin the sea resort of Hayama in the Shonan region, adjacent to the more well known, old city of Kamakura.

Sited overlooking the sea on the south, the design intent was to capture as much of the scenic panorama and to bring it into the house. Behind the house on the north is a hill clad with wild bamboos. Sandwiched in between the richness of the sea and that of the hill, the design was to open the house as much as was possible to the natural outdoors and to become a part of it.

Villa Overlooking the Sea

  • Architects: Edward Suzuki Associates
  • Project: Villa Overlooking the Sea
  • Location: Hayama, Japan
  • Design Period: August 2008 —November 2009
  • Construction Period: December 2009—January 2011
  • Structure: RC
  • Site Area: 2620.84m2
  • Ground Coverage: 233.82m2
  • Floor Areas: B1176.99m2, 1F 204.75m2 , 2F 158.28m2
  • Total Floor Area: 540.02m2

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House on the Bluff in Yokohama, Japan by Edward Suzuki Associates

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Article source: Edward Suzuki Associates

This residence is for a family of four with a private Studio/Office attached for the husband. Located on the bluff of Yamate district in the seaport city of Yokohama, it commands a magnificent view of the townscape below on the South. Flanked by a garage on the right and the Studio/Office on the left, the entry is from the North.

Image Courtesy Yasuhiro Nukamura

  • Architects: Edward Suzuki Associates
  • Project: House on the Bluff
  • Location: Yamate,Yokohama, Japan
  • Design Period: August 2010 —April 2011
  • Construction Period: May 2011—January 2012
  • Structure: RC
  • Site Area: 767.54m2
  • Ground Coverage: 260.02m2
  • Floor Areas: 1F226.52m2 , 2F 158.07m2
  • Total Floor Area: 384.59m2
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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House of Maple Leaves in Karuizawa, Japan by Edward Suzuki Associates

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: Edward Suzuki Associates

This is a villa situated about an hour’s rapid train ride from Tokyo in a mountain resort of Karuizawa, Japan. It is basically a wooden structure with the peripheral balconies in steel. The design is adapted from passive energy principles applied in the world-famous Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto. The only artificially operated system is the radiant hot-water heating embedded in the floor, running the entire length of the peripheral fenestration with heat pump air conditioning units as supplements just in case.

House of Maple

  • Architects: Edward Suzuki Associates
  • Project: House of Maple Leaves
  • Location: Karuizawa, Japan
  • Design Period: April —November 2009
  • Construction Period: December 2009— November 2010
  • Structure: Wood Frame (SE)
  • Site Area: 6182.97m2
  • Ground Coverage: 512.00m2
  • Floor Areas: 1F 402.50m2, 2F 274.75m2
  • Total Floor Area: 677.25m2

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House like a Museum in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan by Edward Suzuki Associates

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: Edward Suzuki Associates

Located in only about a five-minute walking distance from the railroad station, this house sits in a commercial/residential zone. As such, the neighboring houses and shops encroach upon the site rather closely, so much so that from the start the idea to “look out” from the property was abandoned to instead “look inward” was adopted. Since the client-owner had a vast amount of art collection and wished to display such art in the new house, the theme “House like a Museum” became the design generator.

Image Courtesy Yasuhiro Nukamura

  • Architects: Edward Suzuki Associates (Edward Suzuki, Toshiharu Nanba)
  • Project: House like a Museum
  • Location: Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Design Period: May —December 2006
  • Construction Period: June 2007—June 2008
  • Design Period: May —December 2006
  • Construction Period: June 2007—June 2008
  • Structural Engineers: Yamabe Structural Engineers (Toyohiko Yamabe, Kohichi Shioya)
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Kuukan Setsubi Consultants (Masahiro Imai, Tomohiro Nagasaka)

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House in Senri in Osaka, Japan by Shogo Iwata Architects

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Article source: Shogo Iwata Architects

This house is planned for a family, husband, wife and their son. This small house has 8 levels of floor between entrance in the basement to the roof terrace in order to constitute every space not in concentrated way by big void but reciprocal relation of each space. This arrangement makes the notion of floor ambiguous and the continuity of space compatible with the hierarchy of space.

View of the north facade (Image Courtesy Nagaishi Hidehiko)

  • Architects: Shogo Iwata Architects
  • Project: House in Senri
  • Location: Suita, Osaka, Japan
  • Main use: Residence
  • Site area: 244.3㎡
  • Building area: 83.78㎡
  • Total floor area: 156.50㎡
  • Software used: Vectorworks for drawings, and Adove Illustrator, photoshop for other things

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House in Megurohoncho, Japan by Torafu Architects

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Article source: Torafu Architects

This is a renovation project of a 40 year-old reinforced concrete building that originally housed storage and office spaces from the basement to the 2nd floor and residential spaces on the 3rd floor. Our current design focused on the building’s exterior and living quarters on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The second phase of the project is set to convert the basement and 1st floor into commercial spaces.

Image Courtesy Daici Ano

  • Architects: Torafu Architects
  • Project: House in Megurohoncho
  • Location:  Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
  • Principle Use: House
  • Structural Design: Ohno-Japan
  • Facility Design: Maxray (Lightings)
  • Production: Tsuki-Zo
  • Building Site: Meguro Tokyo

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KAT-Ohno in Tokyo, Japan by cheungvogl

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Article source: cheungvogl

The development site is surrounded by four office buildings, which will be given a consistent appearance by refurbishment of new cladding systems and upgrading to meet modern standards. The master plan includes an extension of a new forum to provide flexible spaces for training seminars, lectures, exhibitions, film screenings etc. which cheungvogl’s design proposal is chosen as the winner for the invited competition.

Rendering

  • Architect: cheungvogl
  • Project Name: KAT-Ohno
  • Location: Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
  • Use: Conference, Seminar, Forum, Exhibition, Public Space
  • Site Area: 3740㎡
  • Bldg. Area: 1835 ㎡

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