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A House Awaiting Death


A House of Rising Sun “A house awaiting death”, the client said to us. “I will die in 15 years. It will be a house awaiting that death. The building is fine as long as it lasts 15 years. Something small would be good.” “I have found the place.” A patch of land on a […]


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Strips (Comprehensive-medical-care building)


The form of this construction is the dancing light and the shadow. They dance slowly over one day. They dance slowly like a Noh performance. This has a sculpturesque solidity in its expression. Random curves sculptured into the façade serve as a random structure. 41.13m on the long side, 13.13m on the short side, and […]


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Mountain and Opening House


This building is a design room for a Japanese sneaker brand, Dragon Beard, as well as a residential house. The site is in Takarazuka-city of Hyogo Prfecture. It is located in an exclusive residential district that commands an entire view of the Osaka Plain. The architecture is built on the slope of a hill with […]


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MON Factory/House 8


The holes are lined up on a cross shape. The hole is made on the architecture like the perforated line. This architecture is “House with Crest”. A light that penetrates into the architecture always moves and never stays. It is a symbolical spectacle. A light that goes through the hole is projected in a circle […]


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Slit House


This house is made “only” by the slits. there is no window. The wall of 105m lengths with 60 slits surround the site realizes the architectural space in this narrow and long site. No other architecture has ever been realized by such method. The site is located in an old city in Japan, where many private […]


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Slit Court


The essence of this architecture lies in an inner court. The site is at Sumizome, Fushimi, Kyoto.  It is a small town with a long and distinguished history, situated south of Tofukuji temple. Facing to south, the building is built on a gentle slope.  It is a collective housing of five stories. Two tenants occupy […]


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Villa SAITAN


The site is in Nishioji-hachijo, Kyoto. From the main street we enter into a covert place along an alley of 4 meters in width. This construction is a collective housing consisting of 11 units. The impersonality of segmental housing complex is completely concealed in this architecture. Instead it is built to be seen as one […]


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EASTERN design office + Jin Sasaki
Horizontal House


Do they really live beyond this… The mountain village appears when having started a little anxious so. The Horizontal House is here. This house does not look like the house. The shape of the house traces the boundary of the village. The village consists of six houses in all. The shape of the village could […]


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