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House Twisted in Osaka, Japan by ALPHAVILLE architects

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Article source: ALPHAVILLE architects 

This is a residential house located in the densely populated periphery of Osaka, surrounded by small traditional commercial houses. By combining simple manipulations and traditional elements such as the earthen floor (Japanese Doma), we created a space that is simple but has dynamic nuances.

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE architects
  • Project: House Twisted
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino and Ichiro Sugioka
  • Structural Engineer: Kazuo Takeguchi
  • Structure System: Steel
  • Site Area: 184.76m2
  • Building Area: 84.46m2
  • Total Floor Area: 99.83m2

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MON factory / house in Kyoko- City, Japan by EASTERN design office

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: EASTERN design office

The holes are lined up on a cross shape. The hole is made on the architecture like the perforated line. This architecture is “House with Crest”.

A light that penetrates into the architecture always moves and never stays. It is a symbolical spectacle. A light that goes through the hole is projected in a circle shape, moves unlimitedly, and never stays. Occasionally, it disappears, and it appears.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: EASTERN design office + HOJO STRUCTURE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • Project: MON factory / house
  • Location: Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoko- City, Kyoto-Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Client name:  Morita MON factory
  • Project Team:  names of the in-house contributors, Anna Nakamura and Taiyo Jinno  EASTERN design office
  • Structural Engineer: HOJO STRUCTURE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • Site area: 236.90m2
  • Total floor area: 259.78m2
  • Completion: 2007

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TM Headquarters in Osaka, Japan by Jun Murata / JAM

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Article source: Jun Murata / JAM

This is the renovation of the headquarters of the real estate company based in Osaka, Japan.

On the 12nd floor – the top floor of this building, new head office is required.Architects: Jun Murata / JAM

Image Courtesy © Jun Murata

  • Architects: Jun Murata / JAM
  • Project: TM Headquarters
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Jun Murata
  • Function: Headquarters, Office
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Model: Nini
  • Total floor area: 147.36sqm
  • Completion: 2016

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Hafye in Kanagawa, Japan by CUBO design architect

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: NEOPLUS SIXTEN INC.

Located in a terraced residential district, the lot for this project was half flat and half sloping. Nearby is Odawara Castle, built in the 15th century. The property looks down on the neighborhood that grew up around the castle, and beyond that Sagami Bay and Enoshima island in the distance. The client, who was born and raised in Odawara, wanted a relaxing home where he and his family could look out on this familiar yet constantly changing

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

  • Architects: CUBO design architect (Hitoshi Saruta)
  • Project: Hafye
  • Location: Odawara City, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ueda
  • Structural Engineer: Kenji Nawa (Nawaken-gym)
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete, Wood
  • Site Area: 318 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 187 m2 (74 m2/1F, 113m2/2F)
  • Date of Completion: September, 2016

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Toyotomi community center in Japan by Atelier BNK co.,ltd.

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Atelier BNK co.,ltd. 

This is a community facility in the Soya region of the town of Toyotomi in northernmost Hokkaido. The project supplements the short comings of the neighboring town hall, nursery school, and hospital, and crates a unified network of facilities. The aim was to create a place for citizens of all ages by adding a library facility and a small, multipurpose hall, while keeping the overall scale of the center small.

Image Courtesy © Koji Sakai

  • Architects: Atelier BNK co.,ltd.
  • Project: Toyotomi community center
  • Location: Toyotomi, Japan
  • Photography: Koji Sakai
  • Collaborators: Kanebako Structural Engineers
  • Area: 2,641.47sqm
  • Year: 2013

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“ao no ie” in Saikai, Japan by TETO Architects

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: TETO Architects

“ao no ie” means “the blue house” in Japanese. This one-story residence stands on a hill overlooking the blue sea located in Saikai, Japan. We designed the plan for enjoying beautiful marine scenery from every rooms. The blue scenery will provide household with beautifull sunlight and comfortable wind every seasons.

Image Courtesy © TETO Architects

  • Architects: TETO Architects
  • Project: “ao no ie”
  • Location: Saikai, Japan

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Toranoko Nursery – A small nursery with a big roof in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan by Takashige Yamashita Office

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Takashige Yamashita Office 

This project is a small nursery in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan.

The site offers a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji. With some houses and farms spread out in its neighborhood, it creates a peaceful, but at the same time, a bit deserted atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Kenichi Suzuki

  • Architects: Takashige Yamashita Office (Takashige Yamashita)
  • Project: Toranoko Nursery – A small nursery with a big roof
  • Location: Yamanashi prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Kenichi Suzuki
  • Software used: Rhinoceros
  • Client: Seiko-kai
  • Structural Engineer: Sasaki Structural Consultants
  • Wall Painting: mirocomachiko
  • General Contractor: Usuko Sangyo
  • Structure: Steel frame + Wooden roof
  • Site area: 296.13m2
  • Building area: 177.24m2
  • Total floor area: 170.66m2
  • Design period: 01.06.2015 – 29.02.2016
  • Construction period: 10.03.2016 – 31.10.2016

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M10-House in Fukuoka, Japan by Architect Show co,.Ltd

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: Architect Show co,.Ltd 

M10-House 「House with Objects」 was a design planned in a corner lot in area crowded with houses and mansion right inside the heart of Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture.

With light court stands in its center, two volumes with different height and material articulation was neutralize by the L shape eaves element creating a modern an simple exterior appearance.

Image Courtesy © Ikuma Satoshi

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Koban in Kumamoto, Japan by Klein Dytham architecture

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: Klein Dytham architecture 

Klein Dytham architecture’s Koban forms part of the celebrated Kumamoto Artpolis Program. The program was established in the late 1980s by Morihiro Hosokawa, then Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture but later Japan’s Prime Minister, to increase the quality of public architecture in the region. Arata Isosaki was appointed the program’s commissioner, and he matched architects with projects for new public buildings, either by direct appointment or by arranging design competitions. The program provided the fairly remote region with world-class architecture, including masterworks by such giants of the Japanese scene as Tadao Ando, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, and Kazuo Shinohara.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Klein Dytham architecture (Astrid Klein, Mark Dytham, Yukinari Hisayama, Makiko Okano)
  • Project: Koban
  • Location: Kasuga Kumamoto-shi Kumamoto, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Client: Kumamoto Prefectural Police Headquarters
  • Structural Engineer: Structured environment ltd. (Alan Burden, Yutaka Kaneko)
  • M&E Engineer: Junji Tanaka M&E office (Junji Tanaka, Shigemori Matsumoto)
  • General Contractor: Oda Kensetsu, Kazuhiro Iwanaga
  • Structure: RC Structure
  • Total Floor Area: 143.62 M2
  • Design Period: Feb. 2010 – Sep. 2010
  • Construction Period: Nov. 2010 – Mar. 2011

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Yakuin Condominium Renovation in Fukuoka, Japan by Yusaku Matsuoka architects and associates

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: NEOPLUS SIXTEN INC.

This renovation of a condominium in a complex built in 1982 in the city of Fukuoka comprises the second stage of the “Ever Design Project,” which aims to fully renovate and resell previously occupied condominiums. The design makes optimal use of the compact 50 m2 space, while also ensuring the marketability of the unit by providing future occupants with three possible layouts to choose from and significantly improving thermal performance.

Image Courtesy © Yousuke Harigane

  • Architects: Yusaku Matsuoka architects and associates (Yusaku Matsuoka)
  • Project: Yakuin Condominium Renovation [Ever Design Project 002]
  • Location: Fukuoka-city, Japan
  • Photography: Yousuke Harigane
  • Material Information:

    • Floor: Solid-wood, tile
    • Wall: stainless, galvanized-steal, vinyl Cross
    • Ceiling: Rigid PVC sheet, Vinyl cross
  • Total Floor Area: 49.57m2
  • Date of Completion: December 2016

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