Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo’
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates
In the corner premise of just 326㎡ across Kaminari-mon Gate, the building was required to accommodate plural programs such as tourist information center, conference room, multi-purpose hall and an exhibition space.
The center extends Asakusa’s lively neighborhood vertically and piles up roofs that wrap different activities underneath, creating a “new section” which had not existed in conventional layered architecture.
Image Courtesy Takeshi Yamagishi
- Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
- Project: Asakusa Culture and Tourist Center
- Location: Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan
- Design team: Kengo Kuma, Teppei Fujiwara, Masafumi Harigai, Okayama Naoki, Kiyoaki Takeda, Masaru Shuku, Erina Kuryu, Hiroaki Saito
- Structural engineering: Makino Structural design
- Electrical engineering: Kankyo Engineering inc.
- Mechanical engineering: Kankyo Engineering inc.
- Site supervision: Kengo Kuma, Teppei Fujiwara, Masafumi Harigai, Masaru Shuku, Erina Kuryu
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Article source: Aida Atelier, Inc.
This is a house for a family of three in a residential neighborhood of suburban Tokyo. Surrounded by properties subdivided through generations of time, this site maintains its original state. Albeit having plenty of land relative to others, six different adjacent properties with homes built tightly to the boundary leaves the project site with a condition, which limits the project from fully enjoying the advantage of having a deep street frontage with the river. Such meticulous condition of uneven contextual grain at a time of transition from continuing growth and expansion, it shall undoubtedly be emerged in mass in the residential neighborhood. As such, the theme for this project is the approach to architecture and exterior space that receives undulating peripheral density.
Image Courtesy Tatsuya Noaki
- Architects: Aida Atelier, Inc. + Kuno Lab.
- Project: Portico
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Program: Single Family Residence
- Design Architect: Tomoro Aida + Toshimitsu Kuno + Shinpei Uehara (Aida Atelier, Inc. + Kuno Lab. / Nagoya City Univ. Graduate School of Design and Architecture)
- Executive Architect: Tomoro Aida + Toshimitsu Kuno + Shinpei Uehara + Tomoki Nagase
- Software used: AutoCAD, FormZ, Photoshop and Illustrator
Saturday, July 7th, 2012
Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates
This project was located in a dense residential area of suburban Tokyo populated by a mix of new and older buildings. As our client wanted a space with a feeling of openness, our main concern was how to ensure both privacy and a sense of harmony with the surroundings.
Image Courtesy Masao Nishikawa
- Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates /Satoshi Kurosaki
- Project: RING
- Location: Kitayamacho Fuchu city Tokyo
- Photography : Masao Nishikawa
- Date of Completion : March 2012
- Principal Use : Private House (more…)
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Article source: Process5 Design
The first Tokyo branch of Global Style, a made-to-order suit shop, has opened in Kanda, the textile quarter of eastern Tokyo. Kanda is home to a number of pharmaceutical and trading companies and it was assumed that the main customer target would be businessmen passing the shop. As it is also within walking distance from Akihabara, it was considered that people who normally don’t have much to do with suits would also pass by.
- Architects: Process5 Design
- Project: Global style
- Location: Kanda, Tokyo, Japan
- Construction type: Interior Renewal
- Function: order made suite shop
- Total area: 60.819㎡
- Construction phase: 4 Feb. ~28 Feb. 2011
- Software used: Vectorworks, Illustrator and photoshop
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Article source: Doyle Collection
Shiny wooden paneled walls surround the interior along with the counter. These panels exude dignity and the texture create tension and high-quality mood. “Ginza Steak TAJIMA” made its grand opening at Ginza, Tokyo, one of the leading cities in Japan. Initially, our client’s needs were to create high quality and dignity interior using genuine materials. After having further hearing, we noticed that our client was always very familiar with stones. Firstly, we proposed the idea of using solid board panels instead of stones to constitute the walls. As for the base, we cut out big horse chestnut solid board panels into 13 mm thickness, commonly used for making counters with one piece. These specially-manufactured panels have different grain pattern expressions.
Image Courtesy Satoshi Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners
- Architects: Aiji Inoue/ Doyle Collection Co., Ltd.
- Project: Ginza Steak TAJIMA
- Location: 6-7-6, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
- Year: 28,March,2011
- Collaborators: YO co.ltd.
- Built area: 103.95sqm
- Construction: Touhoku Kensetsu co.,ltd.
- Client: TOHO DEVICE Corporation
- Photo credits: Satoshi Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Article source: Key Operation Inc.
The project site is in a five-minute walk from Yotsuya Station located in a quiet residential area right behind the Shinjuku Street. This area holds many temples, shrines and also fairly dense housing. Like a spreading network of space, those houses and complexes fill the blank spaces between the streets and alleys.
This housing complex was planned to be built on the site of a crank space with 10m of the frontage and 17m in depth. Due to the regulation for Shinjuku Ward studio apartments, 12 units of the housing complex was planned out including 9 units of less than 30m² of the floor area and 3 units of more than 30 m².
- Architects: Key Operation Inc./Architects
- Project: Yotsuya Tenera
- Location: Yotsuya, Tokyo, Japan
- Function: Housing
- Architect: Akira Koyama + KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS
- Structural Engineer: Delta Structural Consultants
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Article source: cheungvogl
The development site is surrounded by four office buildings, which will be given a consistent appearance by refurbishment of new cladding systems and upgrading to meet modern standards. The master plan includes an extension of a new forum to provide flexible spaces for training seminars, lectures, exhibitions, film screenings etc. which cheungvogl’s design proposal is chosen as the winner for the invited competition.
- Architect: cheungvogl
- Project Name: KAT-Ohno
- Location: Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
- Use: Conference, Seminar, Forum, Exhibition, Public Space
- Site Area: 3740㎡
- Bldg. Area: 1835 ㎡
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Article source: Florian Busch Architects
Not atypical of central Tokyo, the site for this private residence is an urban gap left over from relentless subdivisioning, a 22m deep yet only 4.7m wide strip perched between built masses. When the brief asked for a wide open living space where breathing within the confines of the city was possible, we proposed an architecture of the exterior that claims the space around it by extending beyond its limits.
Night View (Images Courtesy Hiroyasu Sakaguchi (AtoZ))
- Architect: Florian Busch Architects
- Name of Project: House in Takadanobaba
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Type: Private residence, three storeys
- Site area: 104 m2
- Gross floor area: 153 m2 + 26 m2 roof terrace
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Article source: Takuro Yamamoto Architects
What the architect invented, was to put the rectangular courtyard at an unusual oblique angle rather than a right angle. Locating courtyard in this way makes spaces around the courtyard can have enough room to stay, and be chained each other directly at their corners, without aisle. Otherwise, inside spaces of the house would be divided into several parts, when the courtyard is located on the middle of the site whose width is limited, and unified feeling of the house would be spoiled. This arrangement creates not only sense of unity of the spaces, but also several specialized places to each purposes. In addition, each place in the house is facing to the courtyard, which is separated enough from neighbors’ houses, and you can enjoy complete privacy and beautiful blue sky.
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
Article source: Cheungvogl
Umarmung is inspired by the long tradition of floor-sitting culture in Japan where the connection between the body and conversations is not restricted to universal seat height and conventional definition of sofa. Much to our surprise, through our research and conversations with local manufacturers, the floor-sitting couch is unknown and non-existent in Japan furniture design other than the zaisu chair (legless chair) used for tatami room.
- Architects: Cheungvogl
- Project: Umarmung, a floor-sitting couch
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Period: 2009-2010
- Designer: cheungvogl (Hong Kong) (more…)