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New Kyoto Town House 2 in Japan by ALPHAVILLE architects

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: ALPHAVILLE architects

The current wooden house system based on bearing wall calculation hardly fits in with the ‘eel’s bed’ or the elongated housing lots typical of Kyoto, an old capital of Japan. While the width of lots has been segmentalized  to provide minimal daylight, ventilation and access over a long period of time, the only option today of opening up the frontage is either steel structure or specialized wooden frame structure.

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE architects
  • Project: New Kyoto Town House 2
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino
  • Building scale: 3 stories
  • Structure system: Wood
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Manda (Takashi Manda Structural Design)
  • Site area: 52.93 m2
  • Building area: 30.00.00 m2
  • Total floor area: 84.86 m2
  • Complete: 2014

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Kyoto University Hospital / Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development in Japan by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Second and third floor spaces of the Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development (CRCMeD) at Kyoto University Hospital. These two floors, occupied by Canon Inc. and Kyoto University, will become the future site for projects developed in collaboration between people lending their expertise to research initiatives and a great number of supporters. The thoughts of each of these people working in various fields will come together in this space, bringing together a convergence of knowledge and skills that will create new possibilities. The design expresses the invisible “threads” that connect each of these different thoughts to one another, just like how threads are spun together to create a strong, supple fabric. Specifically, ito (Japanese for “thread”) is used as a motif that would bridge the second and third floors of this research center, designing a space that came together in a single, massive flow. Just like how new possibilities emerge out of encounters between people, a spectrum of different colors appear at the junctions between threads, creating chromatic combinations that resemble landscapes: field green, sky blue, light cherry pink, snow white, dusky orange, and white horizons.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

 

  • Architects: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design
  • Project: Kyoto University Hospital/Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development
  • Location: Shogoin-Kawaharacho 54, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, JAPAN
  • Photography: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.
  • General Contractor:  ZYCC  inc. (2F) / Kansai repair inc. (3F)
  • Total floor area (design area): 386.883 m2(2F) / 713.678 m2(3F)
  • Completion:  2012. Mar. 15

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Void in forest in Tokyo, Japan by YDS Architects

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: YDS Architects

This is a housing complex built in a beautiful greenery site next to Shakujii park.

Shakujii park is very large and famous park in Tokyo.

The main concept is to take in the beautiful nature around the site.

Image Courtesy © YDS Architects

Image Courtesy © YDS Architects

  • Architects: YDS Architects
  • Project: Void in forest
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan

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Koyasan Guest House in Japan by ALPHAVILLE architects

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Article source: ALPHAVILLE architects 

We designed a new guesthouse for young people from all over the world at Koya-san, the head temple of the Shingon sect founded 1200 years ago, the UNESCO world heritage. It is a mixture of Japanese capsule type hotel in which the privacy is well protected, and dormitory in which the communication among the guests is active. Each single room directly faces a hall so that you can chose proper distance with other guests ensuring the privacy. Selecting of thin wooden structure, resulting that the burden load per one pillar is relatively light, visibility of environmental facilities for easier maintenance and the simple composition of the space allow not only owner of this guest house but also guests to maintain, modify and keep on using this architecture for the long time.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE architects (Kentaro Takeguchi + Asako Yamamoto)
  • Project: Koyasan Guest House
  • Location: Koyasan, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano and  Alphaville
  • Software used: JW cad (Japanese CAD software), Autodesk, Rhinoceros, V-ray, Form Z, adobe software
  • Project team: Tomohisa Koike
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Manda
  • Site area: 137.26m2
  • Building area: 96.00 m2
  • Total floor area: 96.00 m2

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Hikone Studio Apartments in Japan by ALPHAVILLE architects

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Article source: ALPHAVILLE architects 

We have designed an apartment consisting of 6 units of 1DK on the site like a flagpole surrounded by old townhouses near the Hikone Castle in Japan.

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE architects
  • Project: Hikone Studio Apartments
  • Location: Hikone, Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino
  • Structure system: Reinforced concrete construction
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Manda (Takashi Manda Structural Design)
  • Site area: 236.59 m2
  • Building area: 70.91 m2
  • Total floor area: 212.73 m2
  • Building scale: 3 stories
  • Complete: 2015

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House T in Tokyo, Japan by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Article source: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

This is a residence and atelier for a couple in the center of Tokyo. The building area is small, because of its size and flag shape. It needed to design the house using effectively height direction, so we designed the house as a bookshelf. The floors like bookshelf plates are placed at the different level in the deformed box. And furniture is put on the each shelf-floor to create living room, dining room, kitchen and bedroom. In the big volume, floating life places expand with 360 degree view. Life places are connected each other in and out of shadow varying distance in tree dimension. This means life places are opened planar and cross-sectional, while they are divided. Concerning structural aspect, each shelf-floor is hooked up to the shelf-frame, which composed of columns and beams three-dimensionally. This structure system gives latitude for space composition. And the shelf frame works not only as the structural parts but also as the fixture supporting life places. On one place it is used as handrail or threshold, on the other place it is used as book-shelf or wardrobe. The way of using depends on the situation. Lightings hung from top of the box till the each floors to illuminate them such as a floating stage. The daily life itself is stored on a small residence like big furniture.

Image Courtesy © Tatsumi Terado

Image Courtesy ©  Tatsumi Terado

  • Architects: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
  • Project: House T
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Tatsumi Terado, Hiroyasu Sakaguchi
  • Project Team: Hiroyuki Shinozaki, Sota Matsuura
  • Structure engineer: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Contractor: Sinei,Ltd
  • Structure: Wood Flame, 2story
  • Site area: 70.31 sqm
  • Built area: 37.33 sqm
  • Gross floor area: 75.62 sqm
  • Completion date: May 2012

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Rokkatei Makomanai Hall in Hokkaido, Japan by Furuichi and Associates

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Article source: Furuichi and Associates

This architecture possesses two functions: a confectionary shop and a concert hall. Both exterior and interior can change their atmosphere according to the two different functions as well as acoustics. In other words, this architecture has a “double face”. Also the client wanted use wood for the interior design to enhance the image of the shop, since Hokkaido is a leading forestry area.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ito

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ito

  • Architects: Furuichi and Associates
  • Project: Rokkatei Makomanai Hall
  • Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ito
  • Structure: Umezawa Structural Engineers lab.
  • Project year: 2002

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Amanenomori Nursery School in Chiba, Japan by Aisaka Architects’ Atelier

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: NEOPLUS SIXTEN INC.

Circular ring shaped structure around the soil, water and green

A nursery school of two-story building with rooftop terrace features 3-dimensional and circuit style structure located in Funabashi city. The concept of its design is to provide enough space for 160 children to play around in the nature and also for all their parents and nursery staff to feel safe.

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

  • Architects: Aisaka Architects’ Atelier
  • Project: Amanenomori Nursery School
  • Location: Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
  • Photography: Shigeo Ogawa
  • Structural Engineer : Kanebako Structural Engineers
  • Structure : Steel
  • Total Floor Area : 1,493.54m2 (824.52m2/1F, 624.38m2/2F, 44.64m2/PH)
  • Building Area : 1,067.41m2
  • Site Area : 2,051.59m2
  • Date of Completion : July, 2015

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J House in Kanagawa, Japan by Domino Architects

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: Domino Architects 

I renovated a room of an old Japanese apartment into a flat for new lifestyle by inserting several simple wooden boxy volumes.

The room is located in a boundary between an old town and a developing district around Tokyo. From this room on the top floor of the building, we see a scenery like Rear Window from Hitchcock below.

Image Courtesy © Gottingham

Image Courtesy © Gottingham

  • Architects: Domino Architects
  • Project: J House
  • Location: Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • PhotographyGottingham
  • Contractors:Yamaki
  • Design Team:Yusuke Oono
  • Area: 91 sqm + balcony
  • Project Year: 2015

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Tenhachi House in Tokyo, Japan by .8 TENHACHI ARCHITECT & INTERIOR DESIGN

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Article source: .8 TENHACHI ARCHITECT & INTERIOR DESIGN

This is a renovation for our own apartment in Kanagawa.

.8 (TENHACHI) Architect & Interior design reconfigured the layout of the 67-square-meter property, creating one big open space with two open box spaces. The concrete ceiling and beams are left exposed throughout, contrasting with the white walls and furniture doors that have been added. None of the walls reach the ceiling, which allows us to see that the new infill pieces are different from the structure of the original concrete.

Image Courtesy © Akihide Mishima

Image Courtesy © Akihide Mishima

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