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Pillar form / Beam form in Osaka, Japan by PERSIMMON HILLS architects

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Article source: PERSIMMON HILLS architects 

This project involved redesigning one dwelling unit of condominium in Osaka, Japan.

Requests from clients were “widely and brightly expansive space” and “amount of storage that is twice as large as general house”, when we started design. Although these are at first somewhat contradictory, requests that everyone wants. For responding such requests in limited occupied area and ceiling height of building skeleton, we focused to three elements usually working behind the space.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

  • Architects: PERSIMMON HILLS architects / Yusuke Kakinoki + Shuhei Hirooka
  • Project: Pillar form / Beam form
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Kenta Hasegawa
  • Structure: RC rigid frame structure
  • Construction: Wides construct office
  • Mumber of stories: 1st floor / 15 stories
  • Total floor area: 62 M2


Dig in the sky in Osaka, Japan by ALPHAVILLE Architects Co.,Ltd.

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Article source: ALPHAVILLE Architects Co.,Ltd. 

Digging a hole in the sky

At the center of Osaka, We designed a residence that is composed of three buildings sandwiching two courtyards, so as to bring light  to a narrow site surrounded by neighboring houses on three sides. As each building will hold one-room-sized space on each floor, we decided to connect rooms with tube-shaped corridor and staircase that cross the courtyards. Every room is not divided by doors, but instead is linked by long stretching-shaped entrances. They are loosely connected, but are able to gain appropriate sense of distance for habitation.

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE Architects Co.,Ltd. (Kentaro Takeguchi + Asako Yamamoto)
  • Project: Dig in the sky
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Shigeo Ogawa
  • Project team: Tomohisa Koike
  • Structural engineer: S3 Associates Inc. – Ichiro Hashimoto, Shunya Takahashi


CHICHI Office in Osaka, Japan by Koyori Atelier Salt

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: Koyori Atelier Salt

A room from a western style building from early Showa period in Higobashi, Osaka city.

An office interior design for the CHICHI Graphic design firm.

It aims at differentiating itself from other offices in the area, characterized by the presence of a lot of design studios and offices.

Image Courtesy © Shohei Yoshida

  • Architects: Koyori Atelier Salt (Nahoko Nakamura, Masahiko Nakamura, Yoji Fujiwara)
  • Project: CHICHI Office
  • Location: Osaka city, Osaka prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Shohei Yoshida
  • Main Structure: RC structure
  • Total floor area: 45m2
  • Completion: September 2015


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


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


KM Kindergarten and Nursery in Osaka, Japan by HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

The project which is an old decrepit kindergarten located at Izumi city in the south of Osaka.

Izumi is a city which take the textile as the main industry from long time ago. But now as the work transfer to the overseas where has cheap labor, the local industry recession is today’s situation. About this planning, we set two topics. One is, By daily activities to solve kids’ lake of exercise which caused by inadequate site.  Another is, for teaching kids about the local history, put in the element of textile which representative the local industry.

Image Courtesy © Studio Bauhaus and Ryuji Inoue

Image Courtesy © Studio Bauhaus and Ryuji Inoue


  • Architects: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro
  • Project: KM Kindergarten and Nursery
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Studio Bauhaus and Ryuji Inoue
  • Site area: 4230 m2
  • Building area: m2
  • Surface area: m2


Shoji Screen House in Osaka, Japan by Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates

This house is in Osaka city, the back of the Karahori shopping district. This site of the only 66 square meters is located in the place where entered 30m the alley from the road.

Alley width is about 2m.

Site is a corner lot in contact with the crank.

On the south side of the site, there is stone wall exceeds the height 4m.

Image Courtesy © Eiji Tomita

Image Courtesy © Eiji Tomita

  • Architects: Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates
  • Project: Shoji Screen House
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Eiji Tomita
  • Structure: wooden
  • Design team:
    • Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates : Yoshiaki Yamashita, Kento Morita
    • Structural Engineer: Yoshiki Mondo
    • Constructer: Egawa Kenchiku (person in charge : Yohichi Egawa)
  • Site area: 66.06 sqm
  • Total area: 55.70 sqm


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


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


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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