Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo’
Friday, May 10th, 2013
Article source: TORAFU ARCHITECTS
For Australian skin care brand Aesop, we planned the interior and exterior of the new store on Meiji Street in Shibuya. The store is located on the first floor of a three-storey building situated between two taller buildings; the space is long and slender – 2.6m in width, 7.8m in depth and 3.9m in maximum height. We aimed to work with these proportions to provide a welcoming and intimate space for communication with customers.
Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota
- Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS
- Project: Aesop Shibuya
- Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Takumi Ota
- Principle use: SHOP
- Production: Ishimaru
- Facility design: ENDO-Lighting(Lightings)
- Total floor area: 22.6m2
- Design period: 2012.12-2013.03
- Construction period: 2013.01-2013.03
Friday, April 12th, 2013
Article source: Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata
This project is the renovation of one room in the apartment that is older than thirty years old at Kasai, Tokyo. We aim to plan that can wrap around a feeling of life miscellaneous. The multi layered furniture is comprised of two elements: the shelf of diagonal grid in the back and the shelf of different widths in the front. Such as books and DVD are displayed on shelf of the diagonal grid in the back.
Image Courtesy Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Article source: MenoMenoPiu Architects & FHF Architectes
A district town: Which must be an excellence tool for the public and for all its participants. Its architecture connects gardens, squares, covered pedestrian streets, gathering spaces and induce new urban compartments. Designed as a city fragment, not only as a sport equipment, our stadium is an attractor: innovative and generator of vitality. It is expanding in order to better reach users requirements: proximity, diversity, accessibility. It became a district, naturally sustainable and ecological.
Our stadium concept, unlike other conventional stadiums, is an elliptical spiral which is gradually unrolling and forming the built space with a slope of 2%, serving the 80 000 places (with a visibility angle that grows from 20% in the bottom part to 45% at the top part of the gardens). This disposition aims to offer to the public a perfect visibility from all the gardens. The slope also facilitates the access in the building for people with motor deficiencies.
Image courtesy MenoMenoPiu Architects & FHF Architectes
- Architects: MenoMenoPiu Architects & FHF Architectes
- Project: The Twist
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Project Team:
MenoMenoPiu Architects: Mario Emanuele Salini, Rocco Valantines, Gilberto Bonelli, Paolo Venturella, Alessandro Balducci, Cristian Gheorghe
FHF Architects: Francois Filippi, Gabriele Guastella, Alexandra Popescu
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Article source: Be-Fun design
The site is located in a quiet residential area of Setagaya, Tokyo Japan. Around there, farmland and green spaces are still dotted with and at the same time housing development has been actively conducted. The surrounding environment is changing to a new streetscape.
Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Hirai
- Architects: Be-Fun design / Tsuyoshi Shindo + EANA
- Project: KSG 3 Maisonette + 1 House
- Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Hiroyuki Hirai
- Construction company : Genkikensetsu
- Structure: Genkikensetsu
- Construction period: June 2012 to Dec 2012
- Lot Surface: 192.05 sq. m
- Building Surface: 85.70 sq. m
- Total floor Surface: 155.26 sq. m
- Structural material: Wood
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Article source: Naoi Architecture & Design Office
This project involved rebuilding a single plot with an existing wooden, one-storey detached house located in a quiet residential neighborhood. As many of the other buildings in the area had also been recently refurbished, we wanted to preserve the scale of the house and the midcentury vintage and slightly anachronistic character of the neighborhood in a new, updated form.
Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda
Sunday, March 10th, 2013
Article source: masatomo_kojima_auds
This project is a unit-based intervention for tenants re-occupying existing buildings. The market for this intervention is mainly young customers visiting a new cafeteria. Certain spatial flexibility was required for other activities such as live concerts and shows. The design of the space had to be adjustable and controllable in order to fit in several project sites and within different existing building conditions. The main focus of the project is to invent the system comprised of basic units forming the whole cafeteria, which could be further developed as several design options by transforming its shape and adjusting to its surroundings.
Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura
- Architects: masatomo_kojima_auds
- Project: ROKU Edogawa
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Kai Nakamura
- Completion: 2012
- Floor Area: 382sqm
- Architects: Design-Build Alliance
- Architect In Charge: Masatomo Kojima / masatomo_kojima_auds
- Design Team: Kohei Sasakawa / KOHEI SASAKAWA architecture+design, Ryo Inoue
- Structural Engineer: Yoshinori Nito / Yoshinori Nito Engineering and Design PC
- Mechanical Engineer: Masanori Sodekawa, Takatoshi Mizutani
- Electrical Engineer: Takao Kawauchi, Akira Katayanagi
- Lighting Designer: Ryuta Sonobe / Sonobe Design Office
- Manufacturing and Engineering Consultant: Heartland Engineering Co., Ltd.
- General Contractor: Nakano Corporation
- Client: Boat Race Promotion Association
Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Article source: Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design
Toge (Japanese for thorn) is a modular product. Each “thorn” gives the viewer the impression of a sharp and stiff object, but these modules can in fact be freely combined to create a soft, pliable and standalone space. At DESIGNTIDE TOKYO 2011, Emmanuelle arranged five hundred of these Toge modules in 15 different colors to form a wedding dress. This conceptual piece was an exercise in contradictory impressions and sensations – solid and stiff but soft and pliable, menacing yet gentle.
Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima/ Nacasa & Partners Inc.
- Architects: Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design
- Project: Toge
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Daisuke Shima/ Nacasa & Partners Inc.
- Material: Piano wire / epoxy resin
- Weight: 30g / toge
- Size: 147mm
- Colors: 15 colors
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Article source: Yuichi Yoshida Architects
It is the renovation of one room apartment of 40 years old for single male. Here we have combined color walls and wooden furniture, the floor, which was newly established in the gray color of the existing structural framework. I tried to make the subject of design and consumer electronics goods, such as goods, even the day brought us various goods in the room by it.
Image Courtesy © HaineKusuki
Saturday, February 16th, 2013
Article source: BAKOKO Architects
Designing he Tokyo office of multinational recruitment specialists CDS was an opportunity to renew and maximize the value of their existing two-story premises. After appraising a full range of space use options, BAKOKO transformed the second floor into an efficient and modern workplace with a sleek and attractive facility for meetings and interviews below. The project was phased across the various floors of the building to mitigate disruption to the company’s day-to-day operations.
Image Courtesy BAKOKO Architects
- Architects: BAKOKO Architects
- Project: CDS Offices
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Software used: Sketchup and Draftsite
Friday, February 15th, 2013
Article source: Jun Sakaguchi Architect
Jun Sakaguchi as a practice director of PTW Architects won a design competition for this small commercial block in Tokyo in 2006. Crowned with a penthouse rising above the 31m height limit but within the set-back line, it glows like finely cut jewellery. Most surrounding buildings are 31m high, so the penthouse enjoys open views from the timber deck terrace to the Tokyo Station area and further up to the Shinjuku district.
Image Courtesy © Tomohiro Sakashita
- Architects: Jun Sakaguchi as practice director of PTW Architects
- Project: Luminous
- Location: Kodenma-cho, Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Tomohiro Sakashita
- Type: Commercial
- Software used: ArchiCad for rendering and AutoCAD for documentation