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Cedar house, pine house in Tokyo, Japan by S PLUS ONE

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Article source: S PLUS ONE 

This project is a village house of the small village surrounding environment mountains. So, there are so many Japanese cedar , pine and white cedar in this village. The form of the building is very simple.

Image Courtesy © Naoki Kobayashi

Image Courtesy © Naoki Kobayashi

  • Architects: S PLUS ONE
  • Project: Cedar house, pine house
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Naoki Kobayashi
  • Site area: 200㎡
  • Total floor area: 50㎡
  • Completion date: 3.2016

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Hokusetsu-Sokai in Osaka, Japan by Misaoarc Inc.

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: Misaoarc Inc.

We reconstructed an old Japanese-style hotel as event space.
We made the small 3 banquet office which can hold a meeting.
We made wide multi-purpose space (cafe light meal and restaurant, etc.).
It’s possible to make these 3 rooms united space by a movement partition.

Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf

Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf

  • Architects: Misaoarc Inc.
  • Project: Hokusetsu-Sokai
  • Location: Yoshikawa, Toyono-cho Toyono-gun, Osaka, Japan  
  • Photography: Stirling Elmendorf
  • Total floor area: 198.39m2
  • Design period:2014.05-2015.09
  • Construction period: 2015.09-2016.01
  • Software used: Dracad, Form-Z

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House Matsumoto Okada in Japan by MTKarchitects

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: MTKarchitects

The “ROKUTENGOKEN-DO” is two-storey single family home. This house is sited in a quiet and relaxing residential area and has wonderful views and the natural surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Yuko Tada

Image Courtesy © Yuko Tada

  • Architects: MTKarchitects
  • Project: House Matsumoto Okada
  • Location: Matsumoto-City, Nagano Pref. Japan
  • Photography: Yuko Tada
  • Architect In Charge: Akira Metoki
  • Structural Engineer: Hidemasa Nagata
  • Construction: Matsumoto-Doken Co. ltd.
  • Area: 128.59 sqm
  • Site Area: 300.17 sqm
  • Year: 2015

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Shonan Christ Church in Kanagawa, Japan by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Article source: Takeshi Hosaka Architects

A protestant church stands at a rich green residential area which is 10-minutes away from Shonan beach on foot. The chapel of the 50-year old church became too small and it was therefore decided that a new church would be constructed on a different site. Church authorities said that the passages of the Bible are read and heard in service. Therefore, “We wish to have a chapel appropriate to give praise to the Lord.

Image Courtesy © KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

Image Courtesy © KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

  • Architects: Takeshi Hosaka Architects
  • Project: Shonan Christ Church
  • Location: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.
  • Structural engineers: Hitoshi yonamine / ove arup & partners japan ltd
  • Acouctics: Ayako hakozaki / nagata acouctics
  • Client: Shonan christ church
  • Site: 416.50 m2
  • Building area: 175.96 m2
  • Floor area ratio: 175.96 m2 (more…)

Emi-Asu Apartment in Hokkaido, Japan by Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Article source: Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier 

Eight families use this apartment at four stories. The first floor and the second floor are flat house, and the third floor and the fourth floor are maisonette space.These space with a unique shape links to all the maisonette parts by a different plan. However, the outside of the building keeps very simple form. Only a position and the size of the window tell the neighborhood about an internal characteristic. Also approach, parking lot and the outside storeroom are at the position clearing the snow and a legal limit reasonably.

Image Courtesy © Koji Sakai

Image Courtesy © Koji Sakai

  • Architects: Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier 
  • Project: Emi-Asu Apartment
  • Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan 
  • Photography: Koji Sakai
  • Site area: 450.89㎡
  • Building area: 175.05㎡
  • Gross floor area: 627.05㎡
  • Design period: 2010-2011
  • Construction period: 2011

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Gaze in Obu, Japan by APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd

This residential project located in Obu city, Aichi prefecture, serves also as a gallery space for the contemporary art collection of the client. This building consists of a hybrid structure, with a podium on the 1st floor level composed of reinforced concrete and glazing, and wooden boxes configured in two floor levels and placed on top of the podium. Floor area becomes larger as it goes up in higher levels. With the box on the 1st floor level in glazing, and the other boxes for 2nd and 3rd floor levels in galvanized steel siding representing different color from the 1st level, the building provides a distinct character from its proportion with a sense of floating in the space.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd
  • Project: Gaze
  • Location: Obu city Aichi, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Structure: Timber
  • Structural Engineer: Nomura Structure (Nomura Motoi)
  • Mechanical Engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
  • Lighting design: Sirius Lighting Office
  • Exterior Finish: Galvalume
  • Floor: Tile
  • Wall: Emulsion Paint
  • Ceiling: Emulsion Paint
  • Lighting: LED
  • Site Area: 82.73m2
  • Total Floor Area: 125.29 m2 (40.75m2/1F, 42.47m2/2F, 42.47m2/3F)
  • Design Period: July 2012 – November 2013
  • Construction Period: November 2013 – May 2015
  • Date of Completion: November 2015

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Nest House in Nagoya, Japan by APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd

This small house located within a commercial area near Nagoya station is built on a lot with 43 sqm in steel frame structure of three levels, while building area is less than just 33 sqm.  The chic building exterior, covered with brown-colored louver and exterior wall with gray-colored spray paint, looks as if like a nest of a bird.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd, Satoshi Kurosaki
  • Project: Nest House
  • Location: Nagoya city Aichi, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Structural Engineer: Nomura Structure (Nomura Motoi)
  • Mechanical Engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
  • Site Area: 43.45m2
  • Total Floor Area: 90.58m2 (31.61 m2/1F, 28.39m2/2F, 30.58m2/3wF)
  • Design Period: January 2013 – Octobar 2014
  • Construction Period: Octobar 2014 – April 2015
  • Date of Completion: April 2015

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House in Nakafujishima, Japan by HYAD architects

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Article source: HYAD architects

This estate is located in the Hokuriku region of Japan, which is renowned for its harsh natural environment. It is situated at the southernmost tip of a beautiful rural landscape created as a result of such a harsh environment. The residence is built in view of the harmony of the beautiful landscape and the harsh environment.

the building viewed from south,  Image Courtesy © HYAD architects

the building viewed from south, Image Courtesy © HYAD architects

  • Architects: HYAD architects
  • Project: House in Nakafujishima
  • Location: Nakafujishima, Japan
  • Collaborator: Jun Takahashi Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Ryoichi Mabuchi
  • Area: 245.92 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012

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House in Anjo, Japan by SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE Co., Ltd

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Article source: SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE Co., Ltd 

Dinner in the open air, bath time at the open air bath, Sleeping in anopen air hammoc… The experience in the outdoor environment can make our quality of life richer.

Image Courtesy © SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE Co., Ltd

Image Courtesy © SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE Co., Ltd

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Community-minded Share House + IT office ”COCREA” in Hitachi, Japan by bews

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Article source:  bews

Share-house”COCREA” began from a dream of “a place where all gather” of local activities circle HEMHEM of Ibaraki Christian University.

Street side approach to entrance and texture of domestic cedar, Image Courtesy © bews

Street side approach to entrance and texture of domestic cedar, Image Courtesy © bews

  • Architects: bews
  • Project: Community-minded Share House + IT office ”COCREA”
  • Location: Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Satoshi Asakawa 
  • Structural Engineer: Jun Sato (Adviser)
  • Facility Engineer: Comodo equipment planning
  • Contractor: sansyu kensetsu Kogyo
  • Area: 407.54 sqm
  • Project year: 2013~2015

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