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  • Japan has abundant forest resources and world’s first class timber construction technology. The country is, at the same time, struck by frequent earthquakes and has very strict structural regulations against the seismic force. Compared to concrete or steel frame structure, timber structure requires more walls and has other limitations such that it cannot readily span […]


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  • The House in Shimanto: Standing in the midst of a rural landscape The town of Shimanto, Kouchi Prefecture: On the north stands the Shikoku mountain range, to the south the Pacific Ocean, and through its center the leisurely flowing transparent waters of the Shimanto River. This area is a plateau and yet also a basin […]


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Because it was enclosed by other houses, a small house was designed to make the blank on the site. The terrace having been surrounded by the wall so as not to see the inside from other houses was designed. Because the level of ground has fallen, I can enjoy the view of the Satsuki Mountain […]


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The house is designed for 4 members of a family with two kids. The house is placed at urban district and a small plot of only 43.21sqm in Osaka, Japan. Around the site is the mixed-use area where small houses, small factories, and small office buildings coexist together without any harmony. The client’s former house, which […]


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We live in a time where smart phones and tablets are in everyone’s hands and multitasking is the normal way of life. Influenced from the client’s multitasking lifestyle, a diverse set of requirements developed for a new home. The clients, one of whom is the owner of a public relations company, requested that multiple activities […]


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Single Family Residence on the beach in Xangri-lá, South Coast of Brazil. Concrete and bricks stand out in a simple architecture, comprising two blocks, created for the family Hoff. Strategically positioned solar orientation, the balcony includes both homes and brightens the room, creating scenarios during the day with shadow effects of the pergola swing, communicating the […]


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