// arthitectural / Japan

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Forest of business cards


The design for this exhibition gallery is themed around the Olympic Games, a space of discovery where people from all over the world gather and meet. The gallery features the-works of 200 artists on the front face of business cards and their contact information written in the back for visitors to take freely. We aimed […]


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Doyle Collection Co. Ltd.
Mar y Tierra


“Mary Tierra” is a restaurant that provides Spanish cuisine and wine. It stands at the end of the back alley with high level visibility. Spanish buildings’ usage change with lapse of time. And you can see this from the appearance of the buildings’ exterior or as a total. There are many interesting building examples where […]


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Fujiwarramuro architects
House in Hakusan


By going about their daily lives, humans become attuned to a sense of how much space feels familiar and right – the right size for an entrance, a children’s room, a bedroom, and so on. Although this optimal size may vary according to the individual, a sensible range of these dimensions typically already exists in our mind. A […]


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Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates
Krampon


This is a residential area where the magnificent nature still remains. The site is situated on a sloped land among natural forest. Two large trees with beautifully shaped branches (one is a camphor tree and the other a cherry tree) stand on top of the site. These trees are integrated into the residential design. The […]


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Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design
Flat 40


Imabari City, located in northeast Ehime Prefecture, is connected to Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture by way of the Shimanami Kaido, an expressway that spans across six islands over the Seto Inland Sea. Imabari City is well-known for its picturesque sea view, called tatoubi, of the Setonaikai National Park. Due to the surrounding calm seas, […]


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Sou Fujimoto Architects
Musashino Art University Museum & Library


One of the most interesting projects I’ve seen in a while, the Musashino Art University Museum & Library proposes a new relation between the user and the books, surrounded and sheltered by them. We had the chance to ask Sou Fujimoto about the challenge of designing this program in the information age, as you can […]


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Studio Velocity
House in Chiharada


Sky-view ground floor, city-like top floor (House in Chiharada) “Deconstruction of a multi-floored architecture” A site with a two-storied main house is split in half and a new house for a young couple is going to be built on the vacant area. Although there is enough space within the surrounding environment and there are no approximate […]


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Architect Show Co., Ltd.
A2-house「shell house」


The house with the name of “shell” is located a short distance away from the Fukuoka city. Traffic volume of the road on the north side a lot, surrounding areas, Store and housing disarray, site is surrounded by other houses. “Shell house” was designed to protect the residents from these elements, foster family, as the housing of safety and security. […]


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Keikichi Yamauchi architects and associates
White Colony


The site is located in a quiet residential area, which is off a highway along a medium size road. In addition to houses, wooden rented apartments, offices, and shops are mixed in somewhat sparsely among the neighborhood.  This building has a rather large volume for a house, and is also larger than the neighboring buildings. […]


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KELUN
Shiro


“Shiro” is the meaning of “white” in Japan. White is the color that has a mysterious charm.  Renovation experimental you use the white.  Budget was small. I painted all white first.  I painted the white furniture also. It just so lonely in space, I have added a little green. Were chosen to match the interior space […]


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Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates
Nousfit Warehouse


This building is a workshop-cum-warehouse of the neighboring company. The first floor is the workshop, and the second floor is the warehouse. In this limited space, the warehouse storage area was maximized.  Incorporating a concept that robustly expressed the client company into this building was an important theme. The client is a company that supplies professional […]


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Molo, d/dt, Frank La Riviere Architects
Nebuta-no-ie Warasse


In August, Nebuta Festival (origin 8th century) fever descends upon Aomori. Nebuta, created anew each year, take the form of huge (9 x 7 x 5.5 m) paper lantern like floats showing warriors from Japanese and Chinese history and myth in dramatic poses often showing battle scenes. Roughly 20 large Nebuta are paraded through the […]


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Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design
House of Setouchi


Location-optimized Design The land is located on the south coast, commanding a panoramic view of the island-dotted Seto Inland Sea.To the north is Mt. Fudekage in Seto Inland National Park. Situated on a 3 meter high retaining wall, the land is one story higher than the other residences in the neighborhood, thus there is nothing […]


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MoNo / Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima
Shining Tree in a sacred place


This art work was dedicated to the people who had passed away in several disasters in this year 2011. Especially in Japan, the massive earthquake hit this country land with the huge tsunami so much that considerable damage and profound sorrow came to us. MoNo had the opportunity to join the illumination event “Kusatsu Machiakari Yumeakari Hanaakari – […]


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Nikken Sekkei
Hoki Museum


This is a private museum to exhibit and preserve painting and wines that Mr. Hoki has collected. According to Krzysztof Pomian, the essence of collection is not only just to gather things, but also to reconstruct them, exhibit them and establish new meanings. So, the action Mr. Hoki is performing here through gathering realistic paintings and […]


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Torafu Architects
Giving Warmth to the Building Skin


We designed the space for an exhibition “Giving Warmth to the Building Skin-The World of Gio Ponti, Father of Modern Italian Design” at INAX MUSEUMS in the city of pottery, Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, Even though Ponti is a modernist, he explores architectural surfaces, integrating hand craft work into machine production in order to communicate “feeling […]


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Architect Show Co.,Ltd.
House of slow life


“House of Slow Life” is located in the city of Kurume land rich nature. Owner wanted to live healthily in nature. Those in planning, was the basis of the concept of this house was to create ties with the residents around the house with people who live in the house. When providing a dance studio […]


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Keikichi Yamauchi architects and associates
White Collage


This house stands on a small wedge-shaped site with a frontage of 5.4m and area of 88㎡. The eastern side of the site is a 20m-wide busy road, and the southern side faces a green park with a baseball field and tennis courts. Before this house was built, scenes of the park already existed: children on the […]


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Fujiwarramuro architects
House at Kawachi-Nagano


We began this project with a search for land. The husband comes from an area in Hokkaido where nature is vast and expansive. He lived in his home town until he graduated from university and places a high value on interacting with nature. In terms of privacy, he said: “If possible I don’t want any windows […]


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YBGSNA
Fashion Museum in Omotesando Steet


Our museum proposal introduces a translucent tower which displays fashion as an interior event as well as an external one. We interpreted the programmatic request for Architectural projections as a call to blur the gap between open and closed spaces or between institutional and urban environments. The stacking of the galleries and other functions in […]


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