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Small House in Tokyo, Japan by Unemori Architects

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: Unemori Architects

The small house which the married couple and their child live stands at the densely populated area in Tokyo. Though the neighboring houses is very close, I aimed to design the house which exceed the physical narrowness living at the city.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Ken Sasajima)

  • Architect: Unemori Architects
  • Name of Project: Small House
  • Location: Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Principal use: Private residence
  • Family type: Couple+child
  • Photographer: Ken Sasajima


Un Mur / Ginza Boutique in Tokyo, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

A wall having a flexible form like a curtain creates an atmosphere like “forest” in Ginza, the heart of Tokyo.

A wall create the space that opens to the outside of the store and connects the street with the inside the shop. This high- ceiling space is a entrance hall of this boutique to welcome pedestrians in the street. It also can be communication space such as an event hall, a gallery space or terrace.

The interior is flooded by natural white light through the gently waving “Wall”. Being filled with the play of light, visitors will find a variety of furnishings in this boutique.

Rendering 01

  • Architect: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Name of Project: Un Mur / Ginza Boutique
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program: Boutique / Renovation
  • Built area: 160 m2
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2012 French, Rhinoceros 4+ Grasshooper, 3D studio Max 2012, Photoshop CS5,5, Indesign CS5,5


Memphiskyodai in Tokyo, Japan by Kosuke Kajikawa

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: Kosuke Kajikawa

It is a bar located in a shopping district in Shimokitazawa. Looking at the bare dismantled concrete space, we decided to carefully minimize what we added to the space. For the interior design of the store, materials and colors were purposefully selected to be simple and minimalist. We balanced with scrupulous care what to remodel and what to leave. We thought an unostentatious design could produce a space that would become a background of the visitor,the furniture and music by making the most of the virtue the space had originally had.

Interior View

  • Architect: Kosuke Kajikawa/MuFF Co.,Ltd.
  • Name of Project: Memphiskyodai
  • Location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Client: Memphiskyodai
  • Typology: Bar
  • Total floor area: 44.500sqm
  • Design year: 2011.02 – 2011.04
  • Construction year: 2011.05 – 2011.06


Cintres-Ligne Tokyo Boutique in Tokyo, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture


Configure the space only T-shirts and hangers.
By combining countless hangers, configure the wall like a sheet.
This soft wall, configure the free space, no place to choose.
This wall moves every time when someone touch it.
It drops to the floor through a gap in its subtle light.

Tokyo Boutique

  • Architects: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Project: Cintres-Ligne Tokyo Boutique
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program : boutique
  • Plot area : 67 m2
  • Design : Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture


House S in Tokyo, Japan by Keiji Ashizawa Design

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Article source: Keiji Ashizawa Design

House S is located in a quiet residential area in a center of Tokyo. The site is of the house is a cul-de-sac, removed from the main thoroughfares, and was once a samurai residence, so their are old pine and zelkova trees in the area. Such surroundings, even in the midst of the city, significantly impacted the design.

The house includes many gardens on each floor of the house, to bring the surrounding landscape into the house. In the end, the house will be part of this larger landscape, and in the meantime the green surroundings will help with privacy.

Images Courtesy Daici Ano

  • Architect: Keiji Ashizawa Design
  • Name of Project: House S
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Project architect: F Keiji Ashizawa / Rie Honjo
  • Structural engineer: FASA Akira Suzuki
  • Photo: Daici Ano


Cell Bricks in Tokyo, Japan by Atelier Tekuto

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Article source: Atelier Tekuto

For this particular project, I wanted to accomplish two things. The first was to combine opposing architectonics; the masonry structure which is the origin of the building technique and the skin structure which I have been trying on my projects. And the second was to innovate something that equips structure, function and heat environment altogether.A steel box is designed with the Japanese original module and it sizes 450mm×900mm. The Boxes are piled up with openings that become windows. Considering the heating environment inside, the depth of a steel box was decided as 300mm that serves as brise-soleil. The given depth blocks out the summer sun light and pulls in the winter sun into the house. In addition, a heat resistance material, a special ceramic-infused coating which we have applied for the past Penguin House project, is put on the steel plate. This also helps to solve the heating problem.

Image Courtesy Makoto Yoshida

  • Architects: Atelier Tekuto
  • Project: Cell Bricks
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Design: Yasuhiro Yamashita/Atelier Tekuto
  • Structural Engineering : Jun Satoh/Jun Satoh Structure Engineers
  • Constructor: Shigeki Matsuoka/Homebuilder Co.,Ltd.
  • Steel Constructor: Shigeo Kikushima/Kikushima JV Co.,Ltd.
  • Structure: RC for the basement+Steel for 1~2nd Stories


House H in Tokyo, Japan by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Article source: Sou Fujimoto ArchitectsHouse

A dwelling for a family of three located in a residential district in Tokyo.

To live in a multi-storey dwelling in a dense metropolis like Tokyo is somehow similar to living in a large tree. Within a large tree, there exists few large branches, of which endows numerous qualities; -pleasant places to sit, sleep, and present places for discourse. While these branches are individual places under protection, they are simultaneously equipped with mutual relationships that allow one to sense the presence of one another across each branch.  A network of relationships interwoven across many places throughout the branches. A proposal for a landscape where the duality of opposites; individuality and holistic co-exist through relationship.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Iwan Baan)

  • Architect: Sou Fujimoto Architects
  • Project title: House H
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Design year: from 2006 to 2008
  • Construction year: from 2008 to 2009
  • Principal in charge: Sou Fujimoto
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Software used: Vectorworks for the drawings


Urban Hut in Tokyo, Japan by Takehiko nez architects

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Article source: Takehiko nez architects

The young clients, sister and brother, lost parents at their teens, lived in the downtown Tokyo. Modest, rough and tough house to have a strong hold on the changes of the times like weeds is suitable for them.  The house without finish on façade stands in disordered scenery of typical downtown. It was required maximum floor in the compact box on 30 square meters’ site and basic performance as a private house.

Images Courtesy Takumi Ota

  • Architect: Takehiko nez architects
  • Name of Project: Urban Hut
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Status: completed July 2011
  • Structure: ASA
  • Contractor: Shinei
  • Image: Takumi Ota
  • Site area: 30.37㎡
  • Total floor area: 44.26㎡


Tree house in Tokyo, Japan by Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Article source: Mount Fuji Architects Studio

This house for a couple is built in a residential area on a gentle hill in the northern Tokyo. The site is located at the top of a hill connected with a narrow path leading to the actual building lot. The ground level is gradually climbing higher from edge of the site. Although the site has particular sense of oppression and dusky feel, and the actual building lot is completely enclosed by the adjacent houses, we realized with the characteristic of the place as the depths of the urban condition without exposing to the outside, and secluded from the town. In this case, it is more suitable to extend the volume vertically rather than horizontally. Similar reason can be found in the nature that a tree enclosed by other tall trees in a deep forest tends to have vertical directivity for its growth.

Images Courtesy Ken'ichi Suzuki

  • Architect: Mount Fuji Architects Studio
  • Name of Project: Tree house
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Function: Private residence
  • Photographer: Mount Fuji Architects Studio, Ken’ichi Suzuki


ATM in Tokyo, Japan by Niizeki Studio’s

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Article source: Niizeki Studio’s

This is the architecture formed from the landscape ; symbiosis of powerful nature and restful human beings. The architecture is located on the top of mountain where commands  a view of the Pacific Ocean and deep mountains. The black box is  quietly lying on the grassy mound platform.



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