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A’ House in Tokyo, Japan by Wiel Arets, Satoru Umehara, Alex Kunnen

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Article source: Wiel Arets, Satoru Umehara, Alex Kunnen

This compact private residence is nestled within the dense expanse of Tokyo, in Nishi-Azabu—a neighborhood characterized by narrow streets and traditional low-rise houses—which borders a park heavily visited during the spring, when the city’s cherry trees begin to bloom. Its 136-square-meter area consists of five horizontally divided spaces, each connected by a minuscule sculptural spiraling staircase that, given the footprint of the house, allows for loft-like spaces within its intimate confines. Oversized windows punctuate the house, each with two layers of glazing; one is transparent and one is of the same relief glass that wraps the façade. These oversized windows, with their dual layers of glazing, can be countlessly reconfigured, to regulate the interior flow of daylight.

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

  • Architects: Wiel Arets, Satoru Umehara, Alex Kunnen
  • Project: A’ House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Jan Bitter
  • Size: 136 m2
  • Date of design: 2007-2009
  • Date of completion: Autumn 2014
  • Collaborators: Jörg Lüthke, Jean-Jacques Jungers, Sadamu Shirafuji, Ilze Paklone
  • Client: Arets-Sijstermans
  • Consultants: Tai Mikio Architect & Associates, LOW FAT Structure INC, EOS plus Co. LTD, Comodo Co. LTD, Oskomera Group BV, Saint Gobain Glass, Eiger Co. LTD

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Old wooden apartment turned into the dental clinic in Katushika, Tokyo by tai_tai STUDIO

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Article source: tai_tai STUDIO

The building is located in the downtown of Tokyo.
Doctor had owned a old very typical two-story wooden apartment for students.
He remodeled this timeworn buildings into his dental clinic.
He want to structural reinforcement of the old wooden building
He want to ensure a smooth flow line for patients because the second floor is his care units.
We must designed a flow line of dental clinic without changing the wood frame for this old apartment.
We remove a part of the second floor and set a large window to for the light from the front.

Image Courtesy © tai_tai STUDIO

Image Courtesy © tai_tai STUDIO

  • Architects: tai_tai STUDIO
  • Project: Old wooden apartment turned into the dental clinic
  • Location: Katushika, Tokyo
  • Team: tai_tai STUDIO/Hidekazu Wakabayashi, Akiko Wakabayashi
  • Function: Dental clinic
  • Structure: wood
  • Year: 2006

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TY in Tokyo, Japan by Yo Yamagata Architects

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Article source: Yo Yamagata Architects

The site is located in residental area of south part of Tokyo. We designed this house into simple three steps of planning process. 1. Dig the trench in the ground, and bury bedrooms. 2. Float a maximum volume according to the scenic zone regulation on the trench. 3. Cut off the corner of the volume to be open to the sly. Cut off volume supply sunlight to living space and permeate through the plastic grating to the lower floor.

Image Courtesy © Yo Yamagata Architects

Image Courtesy © Yo Yamagata Architects

  • Architects: Yo Yamagata Architects
  • Project: TY
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Software used: AutoCad, VectorWorks and SketchUp

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Tsubomi House in Tokyo, Japan by FLAT HOUSE

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Article source: FLAT HOUSE

This house is very tiny.

Footprint of this house, including the biscuit shop that is part of the house, is only 26m2. The entire house is divided into seven split levels without partitions and all levels are connected by a staircase situated in the middle of the house.  From the shop on the ground floor, this metal staircase connects the kitchen and the dining on 1.5 level, then the living space on 2 level, and finally the sleeping area on the top floor that is shared by all family members.  A second set of concrete steps continue from the ground floor to the basement, housing the shop and its bathroom.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: FLAT HOUSE
  • Project: Tsubomi House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Architect in Charge: Yoshinori Sakano

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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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