Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo’
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Article source: satoru hirota architects
This is the single-family house located in Tokyo.
Restrictions on space of land and height is severe , and housing is dense.
Image Courtesy © satoru hirota architects
- Architects: satoru hirota architects (Satoru Hirota + Yasuko Hirota)
- Project: House of fluctuations
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Structure Architect: Nieda Atelier / Taizen Nieda + Mitsuyoshi Yoshida
- Contractor: Watanabe Giken Co., Ltd. / Kenji Kodama
- Site area: 171.68m2
- Building area: 68.67m2
- Total floor area: 137.32m2
- Complete year: 2015
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Article source: AIDA ATELIER
Hotel ICHINICHI is a small hostel located in a local shopping street of Akabane, Tokyo. It is retrofitting an existing five-story reinforced concrete building with history. This building was originally built as a tiny complex housing a beauty salon and offices, as well as dormitories for its employee. Through time, it has remained vacant for several years.
Image Courtesy © Tatsuya Noaki
- Architects: AIDA ATELIER
- Project: Hotel ICHINICHI
- Location: Akabane, Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Tatsuya Noaki
- Interior Architect: Tomoro Aida / Aida Atelier
- Sign Graphic: Hiromi Yoshishiba / The Boundary
- Construction: San-esu Kensetsu
- Structure: Reinforced Concrete
- Site Area: 99.0m2
- Building Area: 78.85m2
- Total Floor Area: 371.83m2
- Completion: October 2015
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Article source: Sinato Inc.
This project is the renovation of a unit in a twenty-five year old apartment building for a married couple. We inserted a single wooden wall into the unit, which is already partitioned by the existing structural concrete walls. Passing from the entrance through the entire interior space, the wooden wall organizes a series of spaces along its length.
Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota
- Architects: Sinato Inc.
- Project: Tama N
- Location: Tama-shi, Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Takumi Ota
- Designer: Chikara Ohno
- Construction: Yoshinaga Industrial
- Lighting: FDS
- Area: 80.73 m2
- Completion: 01/2012
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Article source: Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects
JINS, one of the biggest eyewear brands in Japan, commissioned Schemata Architects to design the renewal of their Ageo shop on the occasion of its 12th anniversary. The existing shop consists of two L-shaped blocks, respectively an eyewear shop and a cafe, positioned around a square courtyard surrounded by an open corridor serving as a cozy outdoor cafe space. However, the existing building was clad in wooden panels and the courtyard and the cafe were hidden from the street.
We removed the exterior walls and installed Low-E paired glass to initiate the view towards the beautiful courtyard from the street, while creating an impressive display of their extensive eyewear products highly visible from the street at the same time.
Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa
- Architects: Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects
- Project: Jins Ageo Shop Renovation
- Location: 957-1 Futatsumiya Ageo Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Kenta Hasegawa
- Graphic and sign design: KIGI
- Project team: Ryosuke Yamamoto , Ou Ueno , Takuya Sakamoto
- Construction: FUYUKI KOGYO / Ideura Kensetu (demolition + landscape + façade) / SPACE(interior) / O.F.C(furniture)
- Collaboration: KIGI(sign and graphic design)
- Floors: 1
- Floor area: 239.6m2
- Completion: 08/2016
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates
The client is a couple in their 50s and both work full-time. Their plan was to rebuild their parents’ house in the urban area in order to live with their mother. The site is located in a dense residential area where one can find the remnant of good old days of Tokyo. In order to prepare for possible natural disasters in the future, the couple wished to build a house of reinforced concrete box frame construction with high resistance to fire and earthquakes. Since the site is small with a deformed shape, it was required to achieve the maximum capacity while avoiding setback-line limits on each side of the house.
Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa
- Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates (Satoshi Kurosaki)
- Project: HAT house
- Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Masao Nishikawa
- Structural Engineer: Nomura Structure (Nomura Motoi)
- Mechanical Engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
- Lighting design: SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE
- Structure: Reinforced-concrete ＆ wooden
- Site Area: 66.95 m2
- Total Floor Area: 78.68 m2 (40.87 m2/1F, 39.34 m2/2F, 39.34 m2/2F)
- Design Period: October 2012 – December 2014
- Construction Period: February 2015 – May 2016
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Article source: Rei Mitsui Architects
It’s located in an alley close to “Cat Street” near Shibuya, Harajyuku and Omotesando.
The original exterior design was not so bad as the one of 45 years ago. Presumably it was designed by an competent architect. So, as for the exterior, we intended not to change a lot and to show the original design purely. Actually, we only removed balconies and replaced two sliding windows with fixed large windows.
Image Courtesy © Jérémie Souteyrat
- Architects: Rei Mitsui Architects
- Project: A Gallery
- Location: Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Jérémie Souteyrat
- Software used: Autocad and Rhinoceros
- Structural Engineer: Tetsuya Emura
- Building area: 75.4m2
- Gross floor area: 104.8m2
- Construction dates: Feb 2016 – April 2016
Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Article source: Kazuyuki Takeda Architects
There is the vacant house which has formed local community. “House of Komajii” in Komagome of Tokyo opened as a place where local people stay in October, 2013. Because originally this vacant house was a dormitory, the space was divided finely. Therefore about half of the building was a storeroom. When I received the request of the design, The client expected that I released the space of the storeroom in the area, and made the structure for “House of Komajii” to become independent, and rotate. (It is run now without almost taking the fee for use by the kindness of the owner.) I plan to break a wall and enlarge the space, and more people can gather in the first floor and convert the second floor to share office as source of profits.
Image Courtesy © Toshihiro Sobajima
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Article source: REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS
Renovation of”KANBAN-style” architecture,remaining at Nihonbashi.
*KANBAN-style; Billboard architecture, built in the early Showa period. Typically the ground floor is served as retail space, with displaying windows at the storefront.
Image Courtesy © REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS
- Architects: REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS
- Project: Renovation of “KANBAN-style”
- Location: Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
- Software used: Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
Friday, August 5th, 2016
Article source: Takashi Nishitani Architects
This project is renewal the entire building to a serviced apartment of Asian international students.
This building is built 40 years ago.
Structure of concrete to be felt of aging is not hiding.
Interior space is filled with a soft light , served the base material of the timber.
Image Courtesy © Satoshi Shigeta
- Architects: Takashi Nishitani Architects
- Project: Serviced Apartments in Otuka
- Location: Toshima-ku , Tokyo , Japan
- Photography: Satoshi Shigeta
- Software used: Vectorworks (2D), Sketch up (3D)
- Textile: studio Akane Moriyama
- Area: type Ⅰ 76.0 sqm, type Ⅱ 70.0 sqm
- Year: 2016
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Article source: Studio Fuksas
It is always difficult to crystallize someone’s image, and all the more so when it comes to Giorgio Armani, one of the most popular man in the world. In the Tokyo’s flagship store, it was necessary to make his mood come to light alongside his own designer’s creativity; it was about recreating the atmosphere of the famous Italian fashion designer’s atelier as well as his aesthetics and image. In Tokyo, for the first time, the entirety of his production is contained within the same building. How to translate these elements into architecture? How to combine the idea of splendor with a sober elegance, the idea of modernity with the permanence of a style…… the Armani style? His image, the ceaseless research about material combined with luminous, transparent, delicate colours have been the elements from which our reflection has started. Our proposals have been multifarious. We have experimented new textures and shaped, sculpted, emptied, dematerialized spaces using light, the evanescence of an intimate perception born from the outside. The sophisticated image of Giorgio Armani’s brand, full of transparencies and intimacy, is countered by the immediacy and contemporaneity of the spaces dedicated to the Emporio, where white light cuts cleave the ambient while reflecting in it.
Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat
- Architects: Studio Fuksas (Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas)
- Project: Armani Ginza Tower
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Ramon Prat
- Client: Gruppo Giorgio Armani
- Contractor: Ishimaru & Nishimori
- Lighting: Sama Lighting
- Area: 7,370 sq. m, floors 12
- Year: 2005-2007