// arthitectural / Japan

Mount Fuji Architects Studio
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The site locates on mountainside of Izu-san, where Pacific Ocean can be looked down on the south. The untouched wilderness, covered with deciduous broad-leaved trees such as cherry trees and Japanese oaks, gives little level ground. But we saw faint glimmer of architectural possibility along the ridge. The architecture would be used as villa for […]


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Sinato
Patrick Cox


The interior design of PATRICK COX shop who sells bags, leather goods and accessories. The shop is in a 17-story building Tokyo’s fashion-centric Aoyama district and it is only a few steps inside the building’s main entrance. The important point of this shop seemed to be lighting. The products can shine and get a better […]


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Yuko Shibata Office
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This is the interior design of a single home office. This room was previously used as a residential space. It was the owner´s intent that the floor plant could be changed to completely separate the living and office sections. This request was rendered impossible, due to the original structure being of box frame type reinforce […]


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Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Hoto Fudo


This is a building like inside and outside. The project was planned on the site with Mt. Fuji rising closely in the south and the two sides facing the trunk roads. This building seems to belong to such nature objects as mountains and clouds. It is made from soft geometry, which will not arise from […]


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EASTERN design office
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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Sinato
DURAS Daiba


The interior of a boutique in huge mall. At first, we have to think how to make use of the 3.65m high-ceiling for this interior. Generally the space above head height is just void for only looking in a boutique, because most of the action for buying and selling is centered close to human body. To […]


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Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Hongodai Christ Church School & Nursery


It is a complex of church school (2nd floor) and nursery (1st floor) administered by Protestant Christ church. The premises are located at a greenery area in Yokohama city surrounded by fields, parks and hills in the neighborhood. It has been planned in the open space such that places for children to stay are mixed […]


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Sinato
House O


A new house built on the misshapen site for a family of four. The site faces the urban scale such as parking area and public pool. So it was better to keep enough distance from them, but the house open to the outside was required. We placed 3 rectangles along the site, 3 quadrangles between the rectangles […]


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Sinato
Salon des saluts


We designed a small wine bistro fronted on Seijouki Street, Nishiazabu in Tokyo. For the connection between outside street and inside space, considering the value of ambiguous boundary and deep transparency, we decided to crowd 4 small glass boxes into an opening of the building that cross over the outline. Except one box used for private […]


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NRM-Architects Office / Shunichiro Ninomiya + Tomoko Morodome
Residence in Kurakuen


This building is fixed on the site so that most construction is so. It has a site and interaction necessarily that it is fixed on the site. I formed the frame of the building by talking with a site and schemed that the interaction took you as construction, and it was generated good environment. I do not see […]


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EASTERN design office
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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ONG&ONG
Tomo Izakaya


Stepping into Tomo Izakaya, you will feel like you’ve been transported straight to Japan. Such is the authenticity of this Japanese restaurant located in Clarke Quay. From the charismatic ceiling lamps to the intimate, low-lying cushions and tatami in the private dining room, every turn is a visual pleasure for the eye. The riveting factor lies […]


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EASTERN design office
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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Kidosaki Architects Studio
House in Hanareyama


The surrounding of the site located at the foot of the Hanareyama, overlooking the landmark of the region in north orientation, shows the spread of the trees grown up in years. We tried to produce an architecture with the dignified presence, which has both free spirited and subtle quality- by placing a one-storied house maintaining […]


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EASTERN design office
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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Mount Fuji Architects Studio
RAINY/SUNNY


The site is there in a residential area in Tokyo, dense with low-rise buildings, located a little bit west to the center of the Kanto plain. The climate there is about to change from warm humid climate to rainforest climate in near future. I’m not making a “house” this time. It should be a lasting […]


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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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Matsunami Mitsutomo Architect & Associates
Residence in Hozumidai


This is a mass-produced type ready-built house often developed on a large scale, and as such, has the advantage of producing entire housing of rows. In many cases, as the appearance is coordinated at the designation of the owner, rows of houses that do not necessity match esthetically are created. In order to overcome this […]


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Matsunami Mitsutomo Architect & Associates
Apartment in Katayama


As the apartment has ‘A room arrangement matching that of the window pattern’, the part that was once unavoidable has now become a large subject of the design. Taking the challenge of a small apartment within those conditions, whilst dealing with a strict budget, the Katayama apartment was born. The Katayama Apartment is a small […]


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Mount Fuji Architects Studio
Sakura House


A home office for a couple planned in a residential neighborhood in Meguro. The site is situated in an area where land costs are among the highest in Tokyo.The area is typically cluttered, like most residential areas in downtown Tokyo.It is hard to say that quality of living environment deserves the price of land. I […]


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