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Private house + apartments for rent in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo by Atelier Tekuto

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Article source: Atelier Tekuto

This architecture consists of a second house with garage and two studio-type apartment units for rent. Our client asked me to design architecture similar to “Reflection of Mineral” that we completed in 2006. Therefore basic concepts of ‘Mineral’ are taken into consideration. And in order to further evolve from our previous design we focus on the following three issues: (1) Form should be carefully considered in order to protect white walls from dirt from rainwater. (2) Design and detailing of large skylight (3) Selection of materials to minimize cost.

Image Courtesy © SOBAJIMA, Toshihiro

  • Architects: Yasuhiro Yamashita + Azusa Ishii / Atelier Tekuto
  • Project: Private house + apartments for rent
  • Location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
  • Photography: SOBAJIMA, Toshihiro
  • Date of completion: September 2013
  • Program: Private house + apartments for rent
  • Site area: 85.92㎡
  • Building area: 42.61㎡
  • Total floor area : 90.82㎡
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete
  • Structural engineer: Jun Sato +Yoshihiro Fukushima/Sato Structural Engineers
  • Construction: Yoshiya Uchida+Masaru Shibasaki/Uchida Sangyo 

Dear Ginza bldg in Tokyo, Japan by amano design office

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Article source: amano design office

The client is a developer company. It purchased a long-sought after lot in Ginza, and planned to build a commercial  office building.

The building site is on the Ginza 1-chome Gaslight Street, which is one street behind the Ginza Central Street.

It is on the back side of the Mizuho Bank and Pola Ginza buildings on the Central Street. The atmosphere is quite different from the gorgeous Central Street, and the site is on an empty street which is often seen behind the street with large-sized buildings.
Attracting as many people as possible into such a street is our task. The client desired the building to be a gorgeous existence.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners Inc.

  • Architects: amano design office
  • Project: Dear Ginza bldg
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa & Partners Inc.
  • Completion year: March 2013
  • Collaborators: Atorie Oica, Azzurro Architects
  • Construction firm: Kumagai Gumi Co.,Ltd.
  • Main use: Store building and Office building
  • Lot size: 187.20m2
  • Building area: 155.55m2
  • Total floor space: 1300.02m2
  • Maximum height above rail level: 31.955m
  • Structure: Steel frame
  • Number of stairs or stories: Nine stories above ground and one undergr0und story
  • Main material: Aluminum Graphic punching metal, Extruded cement panel
  • Software used: formz

Everybody finds somebody someplace in Akishima-shi, Tokyo by Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Article source: Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata 

Overview of the site

Many buildings stand side by side in the shopping district near the train station. There were many partitioned tenement-houses in this area, but currently rebuilding has been proceeding. There is a platform of the conventional lines on the north side of the site. And there is a municipal road that is parallel to the line on the south side of the site. This is a narrow site is surrounded by buildings which was built to site boundary close, on the east and west side. We designed the building in this narrow site.

Image Courtesy © DAICI ANO

  • Architects: Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata 
  • Project: Everybody finds somebody someplace
  • Location: Akishima-shi, Tokyo
  • Photography: DAICI ANO, htmn
  • Structure design: Ryo Kuwako / Kuwako Architects and Engineers
  • Client: private
  • Use: clinic + office
  • Struture: steel
  • Site area: 39.80sqm
  • Building area: 29.24sqm
  • Total floor area: 79.29m2
  • Design period: ’10/4-’12/2
  • Construction period: ’12/2-’12/11

GISELE Omotesando in Tokyo, Japan by msd-office

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Article source: msd-office

A renewal project for the showroom that specializes in the garden furniture of the largest space in Japan. The supervision of the interior design was under the charge of the msd-office, represented by the architect – designer, Tadafumi Masuda.

The showroom is situated in Omotesando, the finest location in Tokyo with the flagship stores of the top-ranking brands lining the streets. More than 100 items of garden furniture are on display in a space of 200 square meters.

Image Courtesy © msd-office

  • Architects: msd-office
  • Project: GISELE Omotesando
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan

New National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has announced Tokyo will host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Jacques Rogge said: “Tokyo prevailed on the excellent quality of a very well-constructed bid.”

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects


Friday, September 13th, 2013


The inside of a station, with a high traffic volume, colorful signs and rows of stores lined up on a tiny strip of real estate, etc., is a peculiar environment in which we were tasked to create a store that would not only stand out, but also allow the brand image to be easily recognizable.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Location: Shinjyuku, Tokyo
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Principle use: Shop
  • Production: Ishimaru
  • Total floor area: 13.67m2
  • Design period: 2013.05-07
  • Construction period: 2013.07

Haunted play house in Tokyo, Japan by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Saturday, August 10th, 2013


The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo presented a summer exhibition for children entitled  GHOSTS, UNDERPANTS and STARS for which we designed a Haunted house.
The concept of this exhibition invites young visitors to consider the paradox of the rules of the museum, such as ‘Don’t Run’, ‘Don’t Touch’ or ‘Keep Quiet’ by allowing behavior normally forbidden in museums.

Image Courtesy © Fuminari Yoshitsugu

  • Project: Haunted play house
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Fuminari Yoshitsugu

FOREST OF BUSINESS CARDS in Tokyo, Japan by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Article source: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects 

The design for this exhibition gallery is themed around the Olympic Games, a space of discovery where people from all over the world gather and meet. The gallery features the-works of 200 artists on the front face of business cards and their contact information written in the back for visitors to take freely.

Image Courtesy © Moriyuki Ochiai Architects, full view

LATTICE in Tokyo, Japan by Apollo Architects & Associates

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Article source: Apollo Architects & Associates 

The site is located in a highly populated residential area in eastern Tokyo. The facade of the house for single residents is entirely covered with wooden louvers. In order to ensure a piloti style garage to park a large-sized car in the long and narrow lot, an RC thin rigid frame was employed.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: Apollo Architects & Associates
  • Project: LATTICE
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Date of Completion: March 2013
  • Principal Use: Private Housing
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Site Area: 44.57m2
  • Building Area: 34.18m2
  • Total Floor Area: 101.44m2 (29.09m2 1F, 34.18m2 2F, 34.18m2 3F,3.99m2 PHF)

Spicebok Offices in Tokyo, Japan by nendo

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Article source: nendo 

The office space design for spicebox, a comprehensive digital agency that works across strategic planning, interactive promotion and creative digital marketing, and is part of the Hakuhodo stable. The firm’s name symbolises the ability to deliver surprises and delight, like a variety of stimuli that come tumbling out of a box, so we placed seven box-shaped meeting rooms of differing sizes and finishes around the office, all of which are entered by a wall that has been ‘flipping open’.

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

  • Architects: nendo
  • Project: Spicebok Offices
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Daici Ano
  • Software used: Vectorworks
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