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Nagasawa Dental Clinic in Tokyo, Japan by Kunihiko Matsuba (TYRANT Co.,Ltd.)

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Article source: Kunihiko Matsuba (TYRANT Co.,Ltd.)

The buildings look like a set of building blocks piled up to the brink of collapsing, but they do not fall down even though it seems like they could at any moment.

They consist of a dental clinic and a house, which were built in a residential area in a suburb of Hachioji—a city located in the western part of Tokyo. The building site was previously a field, and we planned to construct a dental clinic,a house, a garage for two cars, and a parking lot for seven patients’ cars at the site, which was spacious enough to accommodate all these structures and provide a comfortable working and living environment.

Image Courtesy © Taishi Hirokawa

Image Courtesy © Taishi Hirokawa

  • Architects: Kunihiko Matsuba (TYRANT Co.,Ltd.)
  • Project: Nagasawa Dental Clinic
  • Location: Hachioji-city, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Taishi Hirokawa
  • Project Team 
    • Structure Design: Tatsumi Terado (Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio )
    • Lighting Design: Shoji Hiroyasu(LIGHTDESIGN.INC)
  • Client: Takahiro Nagasawa
  • Site Area: 559.6㎡
  • Bldg. Area: 213.1㎡

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ISANA in Tokyo, Japan by Niko Design Studio

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Article source: Niko Design Studio

This is ISANA, a multi-layered row house in Musashino City, Tokyo. The owner of the house informed us that it is customary in his home country of India to build some rooms for rent along with the construction of a new house. Following the custom, we planned the owner’s house with the floor area of approximately 70m2 plus rental housing units with floor areas from 25m2 to 30m2.

Image Courtesy © Taketo Nishikubo

Image Courtesy © Taketo Nishikubo

  • Architects: Niko Design Studio, Taketo Nishikubo
  • Project: ISANA
  • Location: Musashino-city, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Masaya Yoshimura, Shinkenchiku-sha
  • Structural Engineer: Akira Suzuki, A.S.Associates
  • Principal Use : row house
  • Structure: Wood + RC
  • Site Area: 170.64m2
  • Total Floor Area: 217.28m2 (86.27m2/1F, 84.22m2/2F, 46.79m2/3F)

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Cafe Ki in Tokyo, JAPAN by id inc.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Article source: id inc.

A cafe like a small forest has been created in Tokyo.

Cafe Ki opened in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo in Japan, designed by Japanese design office id.

Image Courtesy © id inc.

Image Courtesy © id inc.

  • Architects: id inc.
  • Project: Cafe Ki
  • Location: Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Completed Year: October 2013
  • Designer: Seiji Oguri, Yohei Oki

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Vista House in Tokyo, Japan by Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Article source: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates

The clients were a husband-and-wife couple. He works as the director of an advertising agency, while she works in the food business. The couple purchased a plot of land that faces the cliff of a plateau and commissioned us to build a wooden three-storey residence for themselves and their child.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Project: Vista House
  • Location: Nishidai Itabashi ward Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Date of Completion: August 2011
  • Principal Use: Private Housing
  • Structure: Timber Structure
  • Site Area: 54.86m2
  • Total Floor Area: 111.78m2 (42.02m2/1F, 47.41m2/2F, 22.35m2/3F)
  • Structure Engineers: Kenta Masaki
  • Facility Engineers: Zenei Shimada
  • Construction: Honma Construction

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Oeuf in Tokyo, Japan by Flat House

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Article source:Flat House

There are several relatively large parks in Musashino, Tokyo and this small building was built in front of one of them – Nogawa Park. The owners are a young married couple in their 20s. Both of them art graduates who have jobs in companies where they are able to demonstrate their artistic senses and creative skills. They dreamed of having a building like a “small art museum”. They also wished for a gallery, a cafe, and a studio on the first floor, as well as a small living space on the second floor.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Flat House
  • Project: Oeuf
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota

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3.1 Phillip Lim MICROCOSM in Tokyo, Japan by Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Article source: Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka

This is 3.1 Phillip Lim 2014 Pop- Up store at Shinjuku Isetan, which opens from April 2014 for six months.
This time the shop is located on the third floor of the department store, which had a space with a strong character. We attempt to make five renewals in 6 months, and at this stage we have done two renewals.
In this project, we focus on the brand philosophy of 3.1 Phillip Lim. Several sets of “almost” opposing words are given. “Almost” is the keyword that represents the wide scope of their design directions, and also it liberates their ways of thinking. The keywords are as follows.

PARCO

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka
  • Project: 3.1 Phillip Lim MICROCOSM
  • Location: ISETAN SHINJUKU 3F 3-14-1 Shinjuku  Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software used: VectorWorks
  • Project team: Masami Nakata/Schemata Architects
  • Usage: pop-up store
  • Construction: TANK
floor
  • Area: 68.2㎡
  • Period: 05/03/2014~09/2014

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CABANE de ZUCCa SHIBUYA PARCO in Tokyo, Japan by Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Article source: Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects

This is the renovation of CABANE de ZUCCa SHIBUYA PARCO. When commissioned for the project, my initial thought was “Unbelievable….Can’t be true!”, because the CABANE de ZUCCa flagship in Omotesando was the shop I admired most when I was a boy fresh out of high school, although I was not a fashion-conscious type. I didn’t dare to enter but only peeked inside from the street, and I was intrigued and fascinated by the simple yet sophisticated shop design composed of galvanized steel frames-such material was rarely used for a shop interior during that time. The impression of the shop space still remains vivid in my memory.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects
  • Project: CABANE de ZUCCa SHIBUYA PARCO
  • Location: SHIBUYA PARCO 3F, 15-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software used: VectorWorks
  • Construction: TANK
  • Site area: 116.9m²
  • Structure: RC
  • Completion: 8/2014

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TAKAHASHI HIROKO OSHIAGE STUDIO in Tokyo, Japan by Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Article source: Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects

We renovated the old steel building, originally used as a factory / office, into a workspace for an artist to use for the next several decades. In order to improve the building performance, we applied fireproof coating and structural reinforcement. The construction of the original building was based on the value of “quantity over quality.” As a result, you can see various gaps and distortions all over the building after 40 years, which are made even more clearly visible by newly applied coating and finishes. We intend to transform these gaps and distortions into unique spaces where one encounters unexpected experiences.

Image Courtesy © TAKAHASHI HIROKO INC.

Image Courtesy © TAKAHASHI HIROKO INC.

  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects
  • Project: TAKAHASHI HIROKO OSHIAGE STUDIO
  • Location: 4-11-2 Narihira Sumida Tokyo
  • Photography: Shiori Kawamoto
  • Software used:VectorWorks
  • Project team: Masami Nakata
  • Construction: Eiger(building・interior), E&Y(furniture), Kazumasa Higurashi(garden), Yoshiki Maeshiba(planting)
  • Site area: 219.21㎡
  • Building area: 140.85㎡
  • Total floor area: 324.10㎡
  • Floors: 3
  • Structure: steel
  • Completion: 09/2014

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EN ROUTE GINZA in Tokyo, Japan by Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Article source: Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka

I designed slightly oversized furniture for a relatively high space (with 6-meter ceiling height),  containing fitting rooms, hanger racks and a stock room. And it is comprised of industrial materials commonly used in construction sites such as FRP piping, wooden boxes and steel frames.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

  • Architects: Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka
  • Project: EN ROUTE GINZA
  • Location: Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Photography: Kenta Hasegawa
  • Software used: VectorWorks
  • Project team: Naoki Takatsuka
  • Design: Tamotsu Yagi(sign), PARTY(communication design)
  • Usage: Apparel shop
  • Construction: Tanseisha
  • Floors: 1F+ 2F
  • Floor area: 1F :155.15㎡  2F:197.0㎡
  • Completion: 09/2014

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Ebisu Town House in Tokyo, Japan by Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Article source: Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

This site appears when walking while gentle slope the alley of the width of about 2.5m by about 30m. Surroundings are built of the house, and see Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway in front of the east side. The connected alley is drawn in to the site as it is in the townhouse in 12 households in all, and the building is arranged on the both sides dividing the volume into two. This building slightly extends the end of a past alley, and makes the depths that comes off to the sky. As for the wall that places the alley and is opposite, a slit window is set up along the ceiling side. It becomes the interface of each unit and the outside, and controls the relation of the room mutually opposite. Implications of the town and the unit of house become shape in a secluded most place in the town district, and it appears.

Image Courtesy © Ken'ichi Suzuki

Image Courtesy © Ken’ichi Suzuki

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