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Tamaranzaka House in Kokubunji, Tokyo by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Article source: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS

Due to Tokyo’s high land prices, plot sizes become reduced as a matter of necessity. What’s more, buildings often become even smaller in order to satisfy strict building regulations. As a result, architects working on residential projects in the Japanese capital are universally concerned with how to maximize the physical area of these buildings within a limited space, as well as how to produce a feeling of openness and breadth. Many clients are also concerned with how to provide adequate storage within a small space, and how to create a comfortable environment.

Image Courtesy Masayoshi Ishii

  • Architects: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS
  • Project: Tamaranzaka House
  • Location: Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Masayoshi Ishii
  • Date of Completion: 2009
  • Principal Use: Residence&Atelier
  • Structure: Wood
  • Site Area: 82.79m2
  • Total Floor Area: 65.30m2 (32.19m2/1F, 33.10m2/2F)
  • Structural Engineer: Kenji Nawa/Nawakenj-m
  • Material Information:
    • Exterior Finish: Wet wall
    • Roof: Galvanized color steel sheet standing-seam roofing
    • Floor: White oak flooring
    • Wall: Acrylic emulsion paint + plaster board


My Panda in Tokyo, Japan by Torafu Architects

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Article source: Torafu Architects

Located at the basement level of Shibuya’s PARCO Part 1 Building, we have designed the interior and exterior of the store for new fashion label ‘my panda’. From ‘Smiles’, the company which created brands such as ‘PASS THE BATON’ and ‘giraffe’, this label is based on a ‘two-tone’ theme. We wanted to design a store which could become iconic to the fashion label such that it may be easily recognized.

Image Courtesy Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Torafu Architects
  • Project: My Panda
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota (Architecture); Akinori Ito (Fashion)
  • Principle use: SHOP
  • Production: Ishimaru
  • Facility design: ENDO (Lighting)
  • Curtain design: Yoko Ando
  • Plants: Jungle Collection
  • Building site: Parco Part 1 B1F, Shibuya, Tokyo
  • Total floor area: 44.3㎡
  • Design period: 2012.06-09
  • Construction period: 2012.09-10
  • Software used: Vectorworks


T-Site Complex In Tokyo, Japan by Klein Dytham Architects

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Article source: Klein Dytham Architects

Daikanyama T-Site is a village like complex for Tsutaya, a giant in Japan’s book, music, and movie retail market. Located in Daikanyama, an up-market but relaxed, low-rise Tokyo shopping district, it stands alongside a series of buildings designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki.

Image Courtesy © Klein Dytham Architects

  • Architects: Klein Dytham Architects
  • Project: T-Site Complex
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2012
  • World Architecture Festival 2012 – Shortlisted
  • Client / Developer: Culture Convenience Club
  • Main Contractor: Kajima
  • Structural Engineer: Structured Environment

TSR Building in Tokyo, Japan by Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Article source: Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

TSR Building Architectural Main Concept

The clients are a family (a father and a son) who are psychiatrists and have been running a mental health clinic in Minato ward in central Tokyo for fifty years. Although the clinic has a long history housed in its current old wooden building, it became necessary for it to relocate due to a road schedule based on an urban plan formulated immediately after the Japanese defeat in World War II. In accordance with the relocation, the family decided to purchase an old building a five-minute walk from the clinic and build a new building on the site in order to reopen the clinic there. The beginning of this project was to the dismantling of the old building.

Image Courtesy © Naoomi Kurozumi

  • Architects: Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
  • Project: TSR Building
  • Location: Minatu-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Naoomi Kurozumi
  • Client: Rinnosuke Ryu, Yonosuke Ryu
  • Building Site: Minatu-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kind of the Project: New construction
  • Use: Mental Clinic, Office, Residence
  • Number of Stories: B1+ 8 stories
  • Design Team:
    • Architect: Jun’ichi Ito(Design Principal), Naoko Ito / Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
    • Collaborate Architect: Kaoru Yuzawa/Kaoru Yuzawa & Associates
    • Structure Design: Jo Ko, Yoichi Chiba/JSD
    • Equipment Design: Kazuhiro Endo, Shou Takahashi/EOS plus, Naohisa yamashita/Comodo Design


House of KDR in Tokyo, Japan
 by I.R.A./ International Royal Architecture

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Article source: I.R.A./ International Royal Architecture

A site is a quiet residential street of Tokyo.

A kitchen, a toilet, and a stair are summarized to a center core, and the free plan with excursion nature is developed.

A basic concrete floor, the wall of plywood for structure with oil paint, stairs, etc. are taking out a feeling of a material.

Image Courtesy Nobuaki Nakagawa

  • Architects: I.R.A./ International Royal Architecture
  • Project: House of KDR
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Design Team: Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa , Seo Jung Hwan
  • Collaborators: Hideyuki Hagiuda (Structure design)
  • Project Year: 2011
Photo credits: Nobuaki Nakagawa


Mediba Creative Farm in Shibuya, Tokyo by Torafu Architects

Friday, September 21st, 2012


This is an office for a Shibuya based company that is moving onto the IT business, located in the Hikarie Building. It comprises of 2200m2 of large open areas featuring common spaces, such as the front desk, meeting spaces and work spaces for around 400 workers.

Image Courtesy Torafu Architects

  • Architects: Torafu Architects
  • Project: Mediba Creative Farm
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup


Rest Villa Funabori in Tokyo, Japan by Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source:  Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

This project is located near an elementary school and park in a residential area of a Tokyo suburb. The site has an 8m road on the north side, a 12m road on the east side, a 6m road on the south side, and a factory and a two-story old house on the west side. Five crossroads are on the northeast corner. The building is a five-story nursing home with 100 rooms.

Image Courtesy Naoomi Kurozumi

  • Architects: Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
  • Project: Rest Villa Funabori
  • Location: Edogawa-Ku Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Client: Minoru Ichikawa
  • Kind of the Project: New construction
  • Use: Nursing home
  • Number of Stories: 5 stories
  • Photographer: Naoomi Kurozumi
  • Design Team:
  1. Architect : Jun’ichi Ito(Design Principal), Naoko Ito / Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
  2. Collaborate Architect: Kaoru Yuzawa / Kaoru Yuzawa & Associates
  3. Structure Design: Jo Ko, Yoichi Chiba, Katsuyoshi Takano / JSD
  4. Equipment Design: Akio Chiku, Yoshihiro Kimura, Makoto Mukuo /Chiku engineering consalutants


Skate Park House in Shibuya, Tokyo by Level Architects

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Level Architects

The owners of this house, a young married couple, made a special request in regards to the design of their house, located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Shibuya ward. They wanted both a skateboard park and a piano rehearsal room to reflect their own individual interests.
There was no need for a car park on the site, so to take advantage of space a private entrance courtyard was designed. The sliding glass panels of the first floor open up onto this enclosed area and allows for the workshop and studio to expand outwards. The studio has a skateboard bowl imbedded into the floor with multiple angles for plenty of different interaction.

Image Courtesy Level Architects

  • Architects: Level Architects
  • Project: Skate Park House
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Cronnus in Tokyo, Japan by Doyle Collection Co.,ltd.

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Article source: Doyle Collection Co.,ltd.

This members’ bar lounge targets to the executives who are keen in spending stylish city nights. It goes without saying that you will feel something special and extraordinary for those who want to become a member and who are willing to use this bar. What’s more, once you start using here, usability and comfort will play a great significance to the operation form. You might find these two aspects mentioned above quite odd, and to give just the right touch, was our challenge.

Image Courtesy Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa & Partners

  • Architects: Doyle Collection Co.,ltd.
  • Project: Cronnus
  • Location: Nishi-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Year: 1,Jun,2012
  • Built Area: 150.55sqm
  • Construction: Junnosuke Sawada/ ASWELL co.,ltd.
  • Client: ZOME Inc.
  • Photo Credits: Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa & Partners


House K in Tokyo, Japan by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Article source: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

It is a duplex house in quiet residential area. The space is not divided by those families but is consisted of living space and its supporting space for both families all together. Those two different spaces are connected by corridor which gives an impression of outdoor space. 1.8m wide and 9m highwoodenspace by small beams and plywood necessarily make wall and floor for kitchen, bathroom and closet.

Image Courtesy Kai Nakamura

  • Architects: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
  • Project: House K
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Client: two families
  • Site area: 165.13sqm
  • Built area: 161.47sqm(total)
  • Completion date: November 2011
  • Structure: Reinforced concreate and wood flame, 2 story
  • Structure engineer: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Contractor: Sinei,Ltd
  • Photographer: Kai Nakamura


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