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SCROLL HUT in Tokyo, Japan by EP3

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Article source: EP3

OUTLINE

This project is a self-build pavilion on campus. Responding to the light, it shows unique morphing between different geometries. One is the fern, biological swirl form, and the other is the roof, architectural triangular form. These traditional design motifs seamlessly merge into a livable architecture by using today’s electronic technologies.

During the school semester, it usually stands on the open floor between classrooms, and students take breaks inside of its space, Image Courtesy © Yuji Nakajima

During the school semester, it usually stands on the open floor between classrooms, and students
take breaks inside of its space, Image Courtesy © Yuji Nakajima

  • Architects: EP3
  • Project: SCROLL HUT
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Yuji Nakajima
  • Concept and Art Direction: Hiroyuki Futai
  • Structural Design: WeiLi Low
  • Programing: Masato Takeuchi
  • Video Making: Kazuyuki Miyamoto
  • Date:
    • Design and Prototyping: 07.2012-03.2014
    • Production and Installation : 04.2014-10.2014

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Checkered House in Tokyo, Japan by Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Article source: Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office

This is a house in the urban city using wood.

It is getting more and more difficult to use wood for housing in the city. We see wooden houses but it costs a lot of money for disaster prevention and maintenance.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office
  • Project: Checkered House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Designer: Takeshi Shikauchi / Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office
  • Structure design: Ohno JAPAN
  • Collaborative design: Yuko Suzuki Architecture Office
  • Total area: 117.9㎡
  • Completion: March / 2015

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House in Ningyo-cho, Japan by K+S Architects, Nobuya Kashima + Aya Sato

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Article source: K+S Architects, Nobuya Kashima + Aya Sato

Surrounding environment

Rebuilding of a house at Nihonbashi-Ningyo-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

The house is built near the main street, and there are many old and new restaurants and shops around here. Almost all of the buildings has shops on the 1st floor, and houses or offices on the upper floor. There are many medium-size apartments and offices on the south of this site, so this site cannot get enough sunlight. Many four-storied of buildings are densely built in this area, so we have to consider about getting light and breeze well.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

  • Architects: K+S Architects,Nobuya Kashima + Aya Sato
  • Project: House in Ningyo-cho
  • Location: Nihonbashi-Ningyocho Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ueda
  • Site Area: 67.796sqm
  • Built Area: 54.19 sqm
  • Total Floor Area: 161.75 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014

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R4 in Tokyo, Japan by Florian Busch Architects

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: Florian Busch Architects 

The office, perhaps more than any other single building type of the present day, carries the true notions of the ideologies it is born in.

The R4 building addresses the question how scale and location inform an inner-city office type, and how exactly this contextual necessity might in fact perfectly reflect an environment of unforced, informal, perhaps even natural work efficiency.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa+Partners

Image Courtesy © Nacasa+Partners

  • Architects: Florian Busch Architects 
  • Project: R4
  • Location: Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa+Partners
  • Structural engineering: Akira Suzuki / ASA
  • Environmental & mechanical engineering: ymo
  • Land area: 145.2m²
  • Floor area: 412.3 m² + 102.7 m² roof terrace reinforced concrete / 3 floors above ground , 1 basement

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AKQA Tokyo Office in Japan by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source:  TORAFU ARCHITECTS 

We performed the interior design for the Tokyo office of AKQA, a global ideas and innovation company. Since their office is located on the first basement floor, we strived to create an appealing environment where the agency could pursue its developmental and creative activities by using the site’s open spaces, six-meter ceilings and natural lighting.

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

  • Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS 
  • Project: AKQA Tokyo Office
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Daici Ano
  • Production: AMANO / ISHIMARU
  • Credit: Lightings: Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design/ Furniture: E&Y, gleam / Plants: SOLSO
  • Building site: Ebisu, Tokyo
  • Total floor area: 710m2
  • Design period: 2014.08-11
  • Construction period: 2014.11-2015.01

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WALL CLOUD in Tokyo, Japan by Ryuichi Sasaki / SASAKI ARCHITECTURE

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Article source: Ryuichi Sasaki / SASAKI ARCHITECTURE

In recent years, various renovation projects have been attempted for a warehouse building, at which a legendary disco, “Juliana’s Tokyo”, once existed as a symbol of the Tokyo waterfront in the early 1990s. However, the attic part of the former discotheque on the second floor remained untouched for a long time, since it had a low ceiling height of 2.1m with only 1.7m under the beams, causing an oppressive feeling in the space.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Ryuichi Sasaki / SASAKI ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: WALL CLOUD
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Light Design: Kazuhiro Nagashima /CHIPS LLC + NatsunaKameoka /Lighting Sou
  • Producer: Re-Sohko + E-Sohko Group
  • Contractor: Urban Plan

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Aoyama 346 in Tokyo, Japan by SASAKI ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Article source: SASAKI ARCHITECTURE

A three-story office and retail complex in the Minami Aoyama area of Tokyo, Aoyama 346 is an interplay of multiple green triangles, which articulate the liminal spaces that intermediate between the interior and the exterior of the building. The design is also a response to the client’s request to create “an urban oasis” in the very heart of the city.

Image Courtesy © Ryuichi Sasaki

Image Courtesy © Ryuichi Sasaki

  • Architects: SASAKI ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Aoyama 346
  • Location: 3-4-6 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062 , JAPAN
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura, Ryuichi Sasaki
  • Client: KIKUMOTO
  • Site Area: 751.51m2
  • Building Area: 425.36m2
  • Total Floor Area: 1136.75m2
  • Date of Completion: February, 2014

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Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Roastery & Cafe in Tokyo, Japan by Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Article source: Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects

Blue Bottle Coffee (from Oakland, California) opened their first roastery/café in Japan, to operate as the production base of Blue Bottle Coffee Japan. Schemata Architects was commissioned to renovate the former storage building at Kiyosumi Shirakawa in Tokyo to accommodate roastery, café, office, barista training room and pastry factory. Blue Bottle Coffee is a leader of the third-wave coffee companies; they strive to achieve the best flavor and aroma, while promoting fair-trade and improving the labor environment of coffee farms, to construct a balanced production circle and to develop a positive relationship in which baristas and consumers raise awareness and grow up together.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects
  • Project: Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Roastery & Cafe
  • Location: 1-4-8 Hirano Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software Used: VectorWorks
  • Project team:Ryosuke Yamamoto
  • Construction:TANK
  • Collaboration:SOUP DESIGN(sign), SOLSO(plant), fresco(pendant), STANDARD TRADE(stool), O.F.C(condiment), maruzen(kitchen), DCS(roaster), levi(environmental plan), WHITELIGHT.Ltd(sound plan), Endo Lighting(lighting plan)
  • Floor area: 1F_271.72m², 2F_271.72m²
  • Structure: steel
  • Completion: 10/2014
  • Open:02/2015

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LHM kindergarten in Tokyo, Japan by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects Inc.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Article source: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects Inc.

We designed a playful and exciting environment suitable for implementing this kindergarten’s educational policy, which focuses on bringing up children that can think, learn and act independently. In doing so, we created a space in which seasonal changes can be experienced to the fullest by taking advantage of the glass windows facing a garden outside of the building to usher the great outdoors into the kindergarten.

Lake Room_full view, Image Courtesy © atsushi ishida

Lake Room_full view, Image Courtesy © atsushi ishida

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MUSUBI in Tokyo, Japan by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Article source: TORAFU ARCHITECTS 

Yamada Sen-I Co., Ltd. is a furoshiki (wrapping cloth) manufacturer based in Kyoto and we performed the renovations for their directly-managed official shop; “Musubi.” Since the store is located in a quiet area of Harajuku, Tokyo, deliverable included a space to showcase the furoshiki designs on sale by increasing available store space and improving the visibility of the store’s interior.

Image Courtesy © Fuminari Yoshitsugu

Image Courtesy © Fuminari Yoshitsugu

  • Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS 
  • Project: MUSUBI
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Fuminari Yoshitsugu
  • Credit: Graphics: TAKAIYAMA
  • Total floor area: 87.91m2
  • Design period: 2014.06-2015.02
  • Construction period: 2015.02-2015.03

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