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Daylight House in Kanagawa, Japan by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Article source: Takeshi Hosaka Architects

This is a house in which residents live under natural lighting from the sky. The site is five minutes walk from the railway station, and it is surrounded by a mixture of detached dwellings and 10-floor condominiums and office buildings. In this location nested in a valley between buildings, the light streaming down from the sky above felt precious. A couple with two children planned to build their home in this spot.

Image Courtesy Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

  • Architects: Takeshi Hosaka Architects
  • Project: Daylight House
  • Location: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Structural engineering:Hirofumi Ohno
  • Photography: Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.
  • Client: Keigo Nishimoto
  • Exact definition of the building: a couple and 2 chirdren (boy & girl)
  • Construction nature: wooden-structure


Lucky Drops in Tokyo, Japan by Atelier Tekuto

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Article source: Atelier Tekuto

Among the increasing number of houses planned on small plots of land, this is out of the ordinary in shade and size, A 20-minute train ride from downtown Tokyo, 15-minuite walk from the station. It is a long, narrow trapezoid with a lower base of 3.2m as the frontage, height of 29.3m as the depth, and upper base of 0.7m at the very end of the site. Moreover, there is a local ordinance requiring a 0.5-meter set-back of external walls from the adjacent land. Conditions are extremely tough. From the moment I had looked through the site’s situation, I have organized a collaboration system consisting of the client, design, structure, construction and maker, then started off planning.

Night View

  • Architect: Atelier Tekuto
  • Name of Project: Lucky Drops
  • Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan


Magritte’s in Tokyo, Japan by Makoto Yoshida

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Article source: Atelier Tekuto

Magritte’s – Like Magritte’s Paintings

Magritte’s is situated in the middle of Tokyo, on a tiny 45.61 m2 of plot of land. The width of front road restricted the size of construction machinery. The conditions made it extremely difficult to build the residence. The client was a married couple in their thirties, and their simple request was the use of concrete for every part of the house including floor, wall, tables etc. They didn’t even care for storage space to satisfy this request.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Makoto Yoshida)

  • Architect: Atelier Tekuto
  • Name of Project: Magritte’s
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photographs: Makoto Yoshida


HG House in Japan by Atelier Tekuto

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Article source: Atelier Tekuto

The concept of the house was derived from the client’s request of ‘living in the garage’.  The garage is designed as a courtyard from the security reason, and living spaces are located around it for good daylight. The living room opens out into a couryard where bikes can be stored.  Wood and steel are used for finish, and unify overall design.

Image Courtesy Haruka Otani

  • Architects: Atelier Tekuto
  • Project: HG House
  • Location: Japan
  • Type: residencial
  • Site area: 64.78‡u
  • Building area: 35.58‡u
  • Total floor area: 64.48‡u
  • Structure: timber construction
  • Architecture design: Yasuhiro Yamashita+Toshiyuki Fujimori+Toshinao Iki/Atelier TEKUTO
  • Construction: Shigeki Matsuoka+Satoru Masuda/Home Builder


Kaminoge House in Tokyo, Japan by Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Article source: Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

A moderate distance is kept outside by assuming the tenement house form. I thought that an independent approach to each unit is connected at the outside environment with planting and the chance to touch. In addition, the tenement house was not made overbearing an one volume. We were made in the south-north through by using “Division” and “Gap”. It is tried to take the outside environment indoors by apply the daylight and ventilation from the window opened to the best position.

South elevation (Image Courtesy Ota Takumi)


Villa H in Iwate, Japan by SOY source Architects

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Article source: SOY source Architects

Our client who lives in Tokyo plans to have a new mountain side villa where he can live after his retirement.  Thinking about not only a summer house but an actual living space, we have to design a space as functional family house as well as nature friendly luxurious mountain villa.


Exterior View

  • Architect: SOY source Architects
  • Name of Project: Villa H
  • Location: Hachimantai, Iwate, Japan
  • Type: Private house
  • Structural Engineer: Ishiyama Architects and Engineers
  • Construction: Higashino Construction


Katsurazaka house in Kyoto, Japan by Noriyoshi Morimura Architect

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Article source: Noriyoshi Morimura Architect

This building planned in the location of Katsurazaka in Kyoto city. In this area, you can see many houses built by the general House Makers. In short, all of the buildings lined in this area will look similar and monotonous shapes.

Front View in Night

  • Architect: Noriyoshi Morimura Architect
  • Name of Project: Katsurazaka house
  • Location: Goryouminegadouchou, Kyoto, Japan
  • Use: Residence
  • Client: Couple + 1 Children
  • Architecture Designer: NoriyoshiMorimura
  • Design Team: NoriyoshiMorimura A&A


Dr.S House in Sendai, Japan by SOY source Architects Designed using Vectorworks, FormZ and Cinema4D

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Article source: SOY source Architects

The composition of volumes and steps is the main theme of this house. We place interior and exterior volumes three-dimensionally.   Series of the volumes overlap each other and create several interior spaces separated loosely without having walls and doors between them.   Utility zone is swelled from floor, a kids’ room is protruded from a wall, and a loft is dangled from a ceiling.   Rests of the spaces are distributed to necessary functions following their special demands.

Image Courtesy SOY source Architects

  • Architects: SOY source Architects
  • Project: Dr.S House
  • Location: Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  • Structural Engineer: SOY source Architects
  • Construction: Koyugiken Construction
  • Photographer: SOY source Architects
  • Site area: 176 sqm
  • Software used: Vectorworks, FormZ, Cinema4D


Garden House in Tokyo, Japan by Kochi Architects Studio

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Article source: Kochi Architects Studio

Mix house into garden
I don\’t want to see the garden but feel like standing in the garden. Two boxes, residence and atelier are located in the large garden. To mix house and garden, the exterior wall are made by glass. I put two boxes with touching by the corner, and put a small glass box beside the corner. People are coming and going between two boxes, and are seeing exterior wall melting into the garden with each other.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Daichi Ano)

  • Architects: Kochi Architects Studio
  • Project: Garden House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program: residence+atelier
  • Scale: wooden house 2F
  • Floor: 132.1m2
  • Site: 453.2m2
  • Completion: Feb,2009
  • Structural Engineering: Yukihiro Kato / MI+D


Port in Yoshizuka, Japan by Design nico Architects

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Article source: Design nico Architects

The site is located in the corner of ordinary residential area with the aspect of semi-industry. And there are factories, warehouse and high-rise condominiums which has increased in recent years. The place is in the distance of one station from the center of Fukuoka City, and it is located between street where the amount of through traffic is large in daytime.

Image Courtesy Koji Fujii

  • Architects: Kazuya Matsuda (Design nico Architects)
  • Project: Port
  • Location: Yoshizuka,hakata-ku,fukuoka,JAPAN
  • Status: Completed,Jun 2011
  • Structure: Steel frame
  • Site area: 323.13m2
  • Building area: 164.91m2
  • Total floor area: 256.47m2
  • Structured Environment: Tetsuya Shimizu (Shimizu Architects)
  • General contractor: Shiji Corporation
  • Photographer: Koji Fujii ( Nacasa&Partners Inc )


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