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Duplex house in tokito, Japan by Hidehiro Fukuda architects

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Article source: Hidehiro Fukuda architects

”Duplex house in tokito” held concurrently and planned the two-generation house and the atelier to a still residential area in Hokkaido Hakodate.

It wanted to express the living of the child with parents forever in shape, and the crane (paper crane) was assumed to be a concept of the design.

– There is a traditional custom of putting the wish for the long life and presenting the paper crane to an intimate person in Japan.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Hidehiro Fukuda architects)

  • Architect: Hidehiro Fukuda architects
  • Name of Project: Duplex house in tokito
  • Location: hakodate, hokkaido, japan
  • Project architect: Hidehiro Fukuda,Hajime Kagoshima
  • Photographs: Hidehiro Fukuda architects

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Hotel NUTS in Tokyo, Japan by Shuzo Okabe (upsetters architects)

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Article source: Shuzo Okabe (upsetters architects)

Improvement work of one of the hotel’s floors (including 4 rooms).

The hotel is conveniently located, which is just 10 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station and on the side of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.  Its bilingual staff serves the overseas visitors very well.

To invite more customers from other countries, an universal room was required.  The other three rooms were needed to be capable of accommodating much more people per room to meet the demands of families and youth.

 

Interior View (Images Courtesy Yusuke Wakabayashi)

  • Architect: Shuzo Okabe (upsetters architects)
  • Project Name: Hotel NUTS
  • Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Completion Date: 2009.12
  • Type: Interior Design
  • Total floor Area: 141sqm
  • Photo: Yusuke Wakabayashi

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Mederu – Auto Repair Shop in Nigata, Japan by Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Article source: Mederu – Auto Repair Shop

It locates in the suburb of Nigata City as one of the big cities in Japan. The factory is used by the factory staff and the users who like to repair and remodel car by oneself. In the suburb of Nigata City, many suburbian architectures appear. The majority is classified in ‘the commercial establishment with strong color and fanciful form’ and ‘the monotonous offices and warehouses which have no interest of design and is finished with grey or beige color’. We intended to design a new suburbian architecture that reflects the character of the suburb but was neither involved in the fancifulness competition nor was different from the monotonous office.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy K.Torimura)

  • Architects: Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects
  • Project: Mederu – Auto Repair Shop
  • Location: Nigata, Japan
  • Structural engineers: Oga Structural Design Office
  • Mechanical engineers: Mai Mechanical Design
  • Client: Three Eight Business
  • Use: Car Repair Factory

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FROM OFF TO ON in Kobe, Japan by HOLDUP Architecture

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Article source: HOLDUP

KOBE ART BIENNALE
Art in a Container International Exhibition
Through an art history occasionally bound to the outside world, Japanese developed an ability to absorb and reformulate elements of foreign culture to complement their aesthetic preferences. Eventually more pervious, Japan shared its heritage with the rest of the world, hence representing one of the utmost place dedicated to art.

Image Courtesy HOLDUP

  • Architects: HOLDUP Architecture
  • Project: FROM OFF TO ON
  • Location: Kobe, Japan
  • Design Team: Guillaume Jounet + Remy Bardin
  • Project manager on site: Daiki Nakagawa + Shinya Kaneko
  • Interactive design: Romé de la bigne
  • Event: ART KOBE BIENNALE
  • Dates: 1ST October 2011 to 23RD November 2011Budget: 5700€
  • Dimensions: L=12m x l=2.5m x H=2,5m
  • Photography: HOLDUP
  • Video: HOLDUP
  • Support: Kobe Design University

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On the Corner in Shiga, Japan by Eastern Design Office

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Article source: Eastern Design Office

The site is a manufacturing area in Youkaichi City in Shiga Prefecture.  There are many big factories in this town. A lot of immigrants from South America live here among the local people. This is a residential area as well an industrial area. It is also a popular drinking area where many bars and restaurants for such common people are scattered. There is a highway interchange nearby the town. The shape of the lot is a sharp triangle which is unusual for building a house.

Image Courtesy Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Eastern Design Office
  • Project: On the Corner
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Completion: 2011
  • Client: TOYO-KAIHATSU Co., ltd
  • Site area: 261m2
  • Total floor area: 567 m2
  • Structure planning:HOJO STRUCTURE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • Photographer:Koichi Torimura
  • Constructor:Okudakomuten Co., Ltd

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Hair Very Salon in Hiroshima, Japan by MAKER (designed with Vectorworks)

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Article source: MAKER

Salon located in the provincial city of Kure, Hiroshima, Japan. Been expected to become a community space in the area. This salon suppose to be for all ages. Therefore no sense of limitation, the image of the design had to be favorable for all ages.

Cut space we can feel the depth of space

  • Architects: MAKER
  • Project: Hair Very Salon
  • Location: Kure-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Project Type: Shop (hair salon)
  • Site Area: 64.65 sq m
  • Cost of Construction: 3,000,000 JPY
  • Date of completion: June 2009
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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House in Horinouchi, Japan by Mizuishi Architect Atelier (designed using Vectorworks)

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Article source: Mizuishi Architect Atelier

This is a very small house built on the triangle site where the river and the road were crossed and made to the acute angle.For the dead-end road, it became a plan in various regulations for obtaining special permission. Residents are husband and wife and a little girl. Although it was a novel site of a limited area, since a river was faced through a bank and a promenade, I would like to design various relations with the river. The building is the form that cut an acute angle part on a triangle plan derived from the site.Furthermore,it got the maximum volume of hip roof of three planes in regulation of setback-line.

Exterior view

  • Architects: kota mizuishi / Mizuishi Architect Atelier
  • Project: River side house / House in Horinouchi
  • Location: Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
  • Type: residential house
  • Structural engineer: Kentaro Nagasaka
  • Lighting designer: Tatsuoki Nakajima
  • Contractor: Hirano-Kensetu
  • Site area: 52.14m2
  • Building area: 29.07 m2
  • Total floor area: 55.24 m2
  • Structure : wood
  • Story : 2
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Ordinary House in Shiga, Japan by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Article source: FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

This is a house which is built in new residential area. The area has no special character and most of the houses are built by house builders. When I face to a situation like this, whether I like it or not, I am made to think about it. My question is… “Do most of people want to have nothing special, just an ordinary house in an ordinary land? My answer is in this house. As an architect this is my solution to a social situation like this. Externally the house appears as a simple volume with prefabricated windows.

Image Courtesy MOVE

  • Architects: FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects
  • Project: Ordinary House
  • Location: Shiga,Japan
  • Client: Private
  • Construction Year: 2011
  • Site Area: 127,8m2
  • Constructed Area: 102,67 m2
  • Photographs: MOVE

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Stay Residence in Shinagawa, Japan by Studio Loop

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Article source: Studio Loop

The 3 story house is located on a typical dense residential area in Tokyo and designed for a family with a newborn baby.  The 4.5m(15ft.) wide and 13.5m(45ft.) long narrow site was provided and sandwiched between 3-story houses.  The family requested following programs; a parking space, a powder room close to a master bedroom, two study rooms for a couple, a living room sharing a Japanese room for a housework, a pantry space for kitchen, a roof terrace, and lots of daylights and winds through space.

Image Courtesy Kai Nakamura

  • Architects: Studio Loop
  • Project: Stay Residence
  • Location:Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Project Year: 2009-2010
  • Program: Residential
  • Structure: Wood Construction
  • Software used: Vectorworks, autocad, 3dsmax for 3d rendering and photoshop for editing.

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House in Atugi, Japan by Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates (designed using Vectorworks)

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Article source: Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

Having selected it of it is not built on the sloping land but bury the half is a start of this plan, and the frame. The outer shell of RC is a house, and a retaining wall. The reduction of the total cost and the use resource has been achieved by both combining.

 

Night View (Images Courtesy Takumi Ota)

  • Architect: Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates
  • Name of Project: House in Atugi
  • Location: Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Client: individual
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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