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HAT house in Tokyo, Japan by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates

The client is a couple in their 50s and both work full-time. Their plan was to rebuild their parents’ house in the urban area in order to live with their mother. The site is located in a dense residential area where one can find the remnant of good old days of Tokyo. In order to prepare for possible natural disasters in the future, the couple wished to build a house of reinforced concrete box frame construction with high resistance to fire and earthquakes. Since the site is small with a deformed shape, it was required to achieve the maximum capacity while avoiding setback-line limits on each side of the house.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates (Satoshi Kurosaki)
  • Project: HAT house
  • Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Structural Engineer: Nomura Structure (Nomura Motoi)
  • Mechanical Engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
  • Lighting design: SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE
  • Structure: Reinforced-concrete & wooden
  • Site Area: 66.95 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 78.68 m2 (40.87 m2/1F, 39.34 m2/2F, 39.34 m2/2F)
  • Design Period: October 2012 – December 2014
  • Construction Period: February 2015 – May 2016

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A Gallery in Tokyo, Japan by Rei Mitsui Architects

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Article source: Rei Mitsui Architects

It’s located in an alley close to “Cat Street” near Shibuya, Harajyuku and Omotesando.

The original exterior design was not so bad as the one of 45 years ago. Presumably it was designed by an competent architect. So, as for the exterior, we intended not to change a lot and to show the original design purely.  Actually, we only removed balconies and replaced  two sliding windows with fixed large windows.

Image Courtesy © Jérémie Souteyrat

Image Courtesy © Jérémie Souteyrat

  • Architects: Rei Mitsui Architects
  • Project: A Gallery
  • Location: Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Jérémie Souteyrat
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhinoceros
  • Structural Engineer: Tetsuya Emura
  • Building area: 75.4m2
  • Gross floor area: 104.8m2
  • Construction dates: Feb 2016 – April 2016

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House of Komajii in Tokyo, Japan by Kazuyuki Takeda Architects

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Article source: Kazuyuki Takeda Architects

There is the vacant house which has formed local community. “House of Komajii” in Komagome of Tokyo opened as a place where local people stay in October, 2013. Because originally this vacant house was a dormitory, the space was divided finely. Therefore about half of the building was a storeroom. When I received the request of the design, The client expected that I released the space of the storeroom in the area, and made the structure for “House of Komajii” to become independent, and rotate. (It is run now without almost taking the fee for use by the kindness of the owner.) I plan to break a wall and enlarge the space, and more people can gather in the first floor and convert the second floor to share office as source of profits.

Image Courtesy © Toshihiro Sobajima

Image Courtesy © Toshihiro Sobajima

  • Architects: Kazuyuki Takeda Architects
  • Project: House of Komajii
  • Location: Komagome, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Toshihiro Sobajima

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Renovation of “KANBAN-style” in Tokyo, Japan by REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Article source: REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS

Renovation of”KANBAN-style” architecture,remaining at Nihonbashi.

*KANBAN-style; Billboard architecture, built in the early Showa period. Typically the ground floor is served as retail space, with displaying windows at the storefront.

Image Courtesy © REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Renovation of “KANBAN-style”
  • Location: Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
  • Software used: Rhinoceros and Grasshopper

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Serviced Apartments in Otuka, Japan by Takashi Nishitani Architects

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Article source: Takashi Nishitani Architects

This project is renewal the entire building to a serviced apartment of Asian international students.

This building is built 40 years ago.

Structure of concrete to be felt of aging is not hiding.

Interior space is filled with a soft light , served the base material of the timber.

Image Courtesy © Satoshi Shigeta

Image Courtesy © Satoshi Shigeta

  • Architects: Takashi Nishitani Architects
  • Project: Serviced Apartments in Otuka
  • Location: Toshima-ku , Tokyo , Japan
  • Photography: Satoshi Shigeta
  • Software used: Vector works (2D), Sketch up (3D)
  • Textile: studio Akane Moriyama
  • Area: type Ⅰ 76.0  sqm, type Ⅱ 70.0 sqm
  • Year: 2016

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Armani Ginza Tower in Tokyo, Japan by Studio Fuksas

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Article source: Studio Fuksas

It is always difficult to crystallize someone’s image, and all the more so when it comes to Giorgio Armani, one of the most popular man in the world. In the Tokyo’s flagship store, it was necessary to make his mood come to light alongside his own designer’s creativity; it was about recreating the atmosphere of the famous Italian fashion designer’s atelier as well as his aesthetics and image. In Tokyo, for the first time, the entirety of his production is contained within the same building. How to translate these elements into architecture? How to combine the idea of splendor with a sober elegance, the idea of modernity with the permanence of a style…… the Armani style? His image, the ceaseless research about material combined with luminous, transparent, delicate colours have been the elements from which our reflection has started. Our proposals have been multifarious. We have experimented new textures and shaped, sculpted, emptied, dematerialized spaces using light, the evanescence of an intimate perception born from the outside. The sophisticated image of Giorgio Armani’s brand, full of transparencies and intimacy, is countered by the immediacy and contemporaneity of the spaces dedicated to the Emporio, where white light cuts cleave the ambient while reflecting in it.

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas)
  • Project: Armani Ginza Tower
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Ramon Prat
  • Client: Gruppo Giorgio Armani
  • Contractor: Ishimaru & Nishimori
  • Lighting: Sama Lighting
  • Area: 7,370 sq. m, floors 12
  • Year: 2005-2007

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Modelia Days NAKANOBU in Tokyo, Japan by Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura / Atelier O

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura / Atelier O

The building sits in a neighbourhood shopping lane in Nakanobu, just south to the central district of Tokyo. The town is a mixture of old and new. A grandma’s confectionary and a jazz festival, pensioners among young couples, all share the same streets happily together. The site locates itself in the vicinity of a newsstand, a bathhouse and alike. In order to fit in to this yet humble liveliness of the town, the building’s scale is restrained to those of the neighbouring buildings, 4 stories with only 12 units.

Image Courtesy © Bauhaus Neo

Image Courtesy © Bauhaus Neo

  • Architects: Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura / Atelier O
  • Project: Modelia Days NAKANOBU
  • Location: 6-23-16 Togoshi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota, Bauhaus Neo
  • Client: SHUKO KENSETSU Co.,LTD
  • Design Team: Ryuichi Sasaki, Rieko Okumura, Gen Sakaguchi, Michal Rogozinski
  • Producer: Modelia CO.,LTD
  • Light Design: Natsuha Kameoka / Lighting Sou
  • Contractor: MAGOME CONSTRUCTION Company
  • Building Management: ALPHA MANAGEMENT & PARTNERS CO.,LTD.
  • Total Floor Area: 331.19 m2
  • Starting Date: January, 2015
  • Completion Date: February , 2016

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Beishu Gallery in Tokyo, Japan by Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura / Atelier O

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Article source: Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura / Atelier O

Beishu Gallery is located in Taito area of Tokyo, where traditional craftsmanship still remains vibrant on every corner of the streets.

Beishu is an esteemed high-brand of traditional hina dolls (girls’ court dolls from the classical era). The reputation of the brand was established by late Hara Beishu, dollmaker, who eventually received the first and the only national cultural property title in the industry.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura / Atelier O
  • Project: Beishu Gallery
  • Location: 2-3-12 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Client: BEISHU
  • Design Team: Ryuichi Sasaki, Rieko Okumura, Gen Sakaguchi, Michal Rogozinski
  • Light Design: Kazuhiro Nagashima / CHIPS LLC + Natsuha Kameoka / Lighting Sou
  • Structure Engineer : Takushi Nakata/ Rhythm Design Mov
  • Producer: E-Sohko Group
  • Contractor: E-Sohko Group + Urban Plan
  • Total Floor Area: 80.70 m2
  • Starting Date: July, 2015
  • Completion Date: December, 2015

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Nentrys office in Tokyo, Japan by Canuch Inc.

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Article source: Canuch Inc.

Nentrys manages the commercial vehicle sales company, “King Truck.” Their market extends across the whole of Japan, and they have locations in the North Kantou, Chuubu, and Kansai regions. They recently engaged in an moving project, merging two locations in the Tokyo area.  The office they have moved into spans four floors. The building is in a residential area, with no obstacles and a good view, and the entrance room exploits that view to the fullest.

Image Courtesy © Kenij MASUNAGA

Image Courtesy © Kenij MASUNAGA

 

  • Architects: Canuch Inc. (Yosuke Kinoshita + Yusuke Noguchi)
  • Project: Nentrys office
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Kenij MASUNAGA
  • Interior designer: Canuch Inc.
  • Total Floor Area: 1067 m2 (759 m2/4F, 308 m2/7F)
  • Date of Completion: 2016/04/01

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Bow-Wow Nursery in Tokyo, Japan by tai_tai STUDIO

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: tai_tai STUDIO

In Tokyo many children will not be able to enroll in nursery school. Because a small number of nursery school compared to the large population.

The building was created in order to increase the capacity of existing small nursery.

Image Courtesy © Hisashi Okamoto

Image Courtesy © Hisashi Okamoto

  • Architects: tai_tai STUDIO
  • Project: Bow-Wow Nursery
  • Location: Tachikawa City, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Hisashi Okamoto
  • Design Team: tai_tai STUDIO/Hidekazu wakabayashi,hn Architects/Naoaki Hashimoto
  • Structure: Steel
  • Site Area: 348.96 m2
  • Architectural Area: 126.88 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 259.60 m2
  • Completed: 2016

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