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KSG 3 Maisonette + 1 House in Tokyo, Japan by Be-Fun design

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

Coupled House in Tokyo, Japan by Naoi Architecture & Design Office

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 

ROKU Edogawa in Tokyo, Japan by masatomo_kojima_auds

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

Toge in Tokyo, Japan by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

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

Room · S Komaba in Tokyo, Japan by Yuichi Yoshida Architects

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 

CDS Offices in Tokyo, Japan by BAKOKO Architects

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

Luminous in Tokyo, Japan by Jun Sakaguchi Architect

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

Takeo Kikuchi Store in Shibuya, Tokyo by Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects

When we were commissioned to design this store, it was a year after the Great Tohoku Earthquake. From experiencing such great disaster we realized the importance of communication in communities, and began to question the present situation of retail stores that are typically glass-clad buildings with no operable windows, where no interaction between street and store would happen.

Image Courtesy © Nacása&Partners Inc

  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects
  • Project: Takeo Kikuchi Store in Shibuya
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Nacása&Partners Inc
  • Usage:Shop and Office
  • Building Design:Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects, Takenaka Corporation
  • Construction:Takenaka Corporation(building), NOMURA Co.,Ltd.(interior)
  • Design: So Hashizume(sign), SOLSO(planting)
  • Site Area: 248.22 m²
  • Building Area: 198.96 m²
  • Total floor area : 397.92 m²(1F+2F)
  • Floors:1F 2F
  • Structure:steel
  • Completion:11/2012

Ogikubo House in Tokyo, Japan by MDS Architect

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Article source: MDS Architect

Given Tokyo’s high land prices and laws that regulate construction on small sites, most clients wish to make the most of the space available to them. It is no exaggeration to say that architects make their own rules and solve the conundrums that arise with clients as if solving a puzzle.

Image Courtesy Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: MDS Architect
  • Project: Ogikubo House
  • Location: Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architecture: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Date of Completion: 2009
  • Principal Use: Residence
  • Structure: Wood
  • Site Area: 118.00m2
  • Total Floor Area: 117.18m2 (57.80 m2/1F, 55.23 m2/2F, 23.72 m2/B1F)
  • Exterior Finis: plastered wall
  • Roof: FRP
  • Floor: oak flooring
  • Wall: plastered wall

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Hue Plus in Tokyo, Japan by Schemata Architects

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Article source: Schemata Architects

The alternative space Hue plus is a series of facilities seamlessly integrated into the photo studio, where the visual expression of ‘eating’ is the particular subject of photographic exploration. Unlike an ordinary photo studio that is a closed box to be used merely as a shooting equipment, Hue plus is an office space, a cafe, a library and a kitchen that the users have control over, making them feel like staying longer for its own sake and enjoy the experience. Hue plus embraces its users by enabling them to change it as they feel fit. The relaxed atmosphere offers further possibilities of open and vibrant communications to stir up the users’ creative minds and fresh ideas about ‘eating’.

Image Courtesy Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Schemata Architects
  • Project: Hue Plus
  • Location: Kaigan Minato, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka+Ryosuke Ymamoto/Schemata Architects
  • Usage: photo studio and office
  • Construction: Tanseisha Co.,Ltd(interior), Jun Hamada/ADOPT Kitchen works(kitchen), Denyusha Co.,Ltd.(electricity), Takasago Thermal Engineering Co.,Ltd.(equipment), Syuhei Nakamura(epoxy)
  • Design: So Hashizume(sign)
  • Floor area: 1704.3㎡
  • Floors: 6F 7F RF
  • Completion: 04/2012
  • Photo:  Takumi Ota

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