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House Folded in Osaka, Japan by Alphaville Architects

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: Alphaville Architects

This is a 100m2 residence for a couple and their cats located in Osaka, Japan. The typical method for designing a house would assign rectangular rooms with specific functions and lay out them. Such a design produces a series of rooms of similar size and causes monotonous spatial experiences. Our approach was to avoid the conventional design practice and to create a structurally rational but spatially heterogeneous house.

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

  • Architects: Alphaville Architects
  • Project: House Folded
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Kai Nakamura
  • Structural engineer: Eisuke Mitsuda (Mitsuda Structural Consultants)
  • Building scale: 3 stories
  • Site area: 75.93m2
  • Building area: 40.00m2
  • Total floor area: 102.03m2
  • Complete: 2011

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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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Spiral Window House in Osaka, Japan by ALPHAVILLE Architects Co.Ltd

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Article source: ALPHAVILLE Architects Co.Ltd 

The narrow site is located at the heart of Osaka, surrounded by the back of some apartment houses. The client wants to have a view towards the Yodo River from the house, as well as having a rooftop terrace for enjoying the annual firework competition above Yodo River.

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE Architects Co.Ltd 
  • Project: Spiral Window House
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Kai Nakamura
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Manda (Takashi Manda Structural Design)
  • Site area: 48.39 m²
  • Building’s area: 28.95 m²
  • Total floor area: 28.95 m²
  • Building scale: 3 stories
  • Completed: 2013

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RE-EDIT in Osaka, Japan by SIDES CORE

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Article source: SIDES CORE 

A space to refresh your heart and mind.

This design is for an old and dear stylist friend that decided to venture out on his own. He wanted a space where people to get a haircut and leave with their hearts and minds feeling refreshed. We started by looking for an appropriate space together, and found one on a corner lot.

Image Courtesy © Yoshiro Masuda

Image Courtesy © Yoshiro Masuda

  • Architects: SIDES CORE 
  • Project: RE-EDIT
  • Location: 1F 1-7-7, Sakaebashicho, Sakaishi, Sakaiku, Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Yoshiro Masuda
  • Designer: Sohei Arao
  • Constructor:THE
  • Use: Hair salon
  • Area: 57
  • Design Period:  2015/1/16 – 2015 /3/5
  • Completion Period: 2015 /3/7 – 2015/ 3/26

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Diamant – Glass Art Gallery & Residence in Osaka, Japan by Jun Murata / JAM

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Article source: Jun Murata / JAM

The site is located in the area near Yamato River in Osaka.

The existence building is in a corner of residential area.

The client is an owner of an antique shop with a gallery at the central area of Osaka.

This location is also near Kansai airport, is very convenient to him who often takes business trips.

The client was a foreigner, so it was difficult to build.

Image Courtesy © Jun Murata / JAM

Image Courtesy © Jun Murata / JAM

  • Architects: Jun Murata / JAM
  • Project: Diamant – Glass Art Gallery & Residence
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Software used: 3D studio max and Glasshopper
  • Model: Nini, Weiwei
  • Total Floor Area: 99.30 Sqm
  • Site Area: 39.19sqm
  • Completion: Nov. 2015
  • Year: 2015

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Nikken Space Design Osaka Office in Japan

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Article source: NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD

More than just creative
This is an in-house office plan of our design office. Approximately 30 staff members working in our office, which is located in the central part of Japan’s second largest city of Osaka, are engaged in the interior designing of a wide range of facilities in the public and private sectors, such as government agencies and company offices as well as hotels, hospitals, and educational institutions. Our new office needs to be a place ensuring more creativeness and higher productivity than others do, and we had to understand the nature of the staff members when we launched the office. Our staff members consist of professionals, including designers, computer graphic (CG) renders, and computer-aided design (CAD) operators. Each of the staff members belonging to the office is respected as an independent talented creator. Therefore, unlike typical enterprises, the office is of very flat organizational structure. Usually, each team of four to five members assigned promotes a separate project, and the team members are strongly aware of their organic ties. Therefore, we noticed at an early designing stage of the office that a fixed desk layout was not suitable to our style. As described above, the office produces value that it can provide to society from the character and talent of each individual designer. From this perspective, there was an opinion that the idea of making a highly uniformed workspace did not fit the staff members. Accordingly, how to achieve a creative place, where the character of each individual was respected and the organic connections of the individuals could be managed at a high degree of freedom, became the biggest theme of this project.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke SHIMA [Nacása & Partners]

Image Courtesy © Daisuke SHIMA [Nacása & Partners]

  • Architects: NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
  • Project: Nikken Space Design Osaka Office
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Daisuke SHIMA [Nacása & Partners]
  • Chief designer: Tetsutaro NISHIDA
  • Senior designer: Koichi TANIGAKI
  • Designer: Mao NAKANOIN

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VANTAN DESIGN INSTITUTE OSAK in Japan by eleven nine interior design office

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Article source: eleven nine interior design office 

We had the 1st floor entrance of the pro-design vocational school renovated into a main one. We proposed to have another added-value, other than learning and acquiring technical knowledge, incorporated in the space, in addition to the value of going to the school.

Image Courtesy © Seiryou Yamada

Image Courtesy © Seiryou Yamada

  • Architects: eleven nine interior design office
  • Project: VANTAN DESIGN INSTITUTE OSAK
  • Location: 2-8-5 Shinsaibashi Osaka Chuo-ku, Osaka Japan
  • Photography: Seiryou  Yamada
  • Area: 330m2
  • Year: 2009

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Hirose Dental Clinic in OSAKA, JAPAN by eleven nine inteiror design office

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Article source: eleven nine inteiror design office

Brisk clouds are drawn clearly on the glass of the dental clinic at daytime.
At sunset, they change into faint, washy mist like lines of smoke.
The surface is double structure.
A sheet with clouds design is attached on the outside glass, also the same design is printed on the inside PVC sheet.

Image Courtesy © Seiryou  Yamada

Image Courtesy © Seiryou Yamada

  • Architects: eleven nine inteiror design office
  • Project: Hirose Dental Clinic
  • Location: 32-16 Nosaku-cho Kawachinagano-City OSAKA, JAPAN
  • Photography: Seiryou Yamada
  • Area: 91.5m2
  • Year: 2008

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House in Asahiku in Osaka, Japan by Coo Planning

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Article source: Coo Planning 

It is built in the residential section where the traditional row-house in Osaka remains. The plan is completed while considering how available light would be taken in in the conditions on which the methods of three are sandwiched by the neighboring house, and the residence is built by the other side on a narrow front road.

Image Courtesy © Yuko Tada

Image Courtesy © Yuko Tada

  • Architects: Coo Planning 
  • Project: House in Asahiku
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Yuko Tada
  • Type of Construction: wood frame two stories
  • Principal designer: Akiyoshi Nakao
  • Construction company: kk-Soken
  • Sub-Construction:  Kobe-Style-kitchen , Sanwa Company , Tform , DAIKO
  • Client: Single family residence(couple)
  • Sentence: Akiyoshi Nakao of Coo Planning
  • Design period: 2011.10ー2012.11
  • Construction period: 2012.12ー2013.5

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Aesop Grand Front in Osaka, Japan by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Article source: TORAFU ARCHITECTS

We performed the interior design for a store by Aesop, an Australian skin care brand, located in the Grand Front Osaka mall. With its 3.9m-high ceiling and 7meters square plane, the project area offers a simple space with a glass facade that stretches the whole frontage facing the promenade.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Aesop Grand Front
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota

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