// arthitectural / Japan

Zaha Hadid Architects
New National Stadium of Japan


International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has announced Tokyo will host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Jacques Rogge said: “Tokyo prevailed on the excellent quality of a very well-constructed bid.” The announcement confirms the New National Stadium of Japan by Zaha Hadid Architects will host the athletics events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies […]


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KELUN
Small Atelier


It is a project which repairs the old timbered house in Japan and builds a small atelier. Since there was little cost, the space of rich usage was aimed at for the necessary minimum material. A designer also participates in construction and makes it complete this project. Location: Ishikawa, Japan Architect: KELUN  Designer: Yasuhito Inamori Project name: […]


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SKAL + OUVI
House of Aoba


Houses around this site have all of the windows and gardens facing south direction. We felt like most designers agreed upon a certain rule in design. When we first visited this site, we were surprised that it was surrounded by houses and it was a very dark. But we found the sunlight from the gaps […]


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Fujiwarramuro architects
House at Kawachi-Matsubara


A residence standing on a narrow corner lot in the southern part of Osaka. The client wished for a music room for his wife, who teaches gospel music, and a place where many friends could gather. Due to strict regulations because of the narrow width of the road, the site area was limited to 47 m2 […]


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Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Aluminum Flower Garden


During the course of planning the layout for the HANA (Japanese for “flower”) restaurant/bar and event space, we were challenged to come up with a concept that would evoke the floral imagery of the establishment’s eponymous name. In a country with limited resources such as Japan, the spirit of Monodzukuri is the epitome of ingenuity at […]


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MDS Co.Ltd
Fukasawa House


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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Yasunari Tsukada Design
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The name of this beauty salon was inspired by the owner’s passionate desire to turn it into a destination for “the last word in beauty”. Although the design was first completed about five years ago, the previous premises soon grew to feel a little cramped due to the rapidly expanding size of the team, which […]


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Fujiwarramuro architects
House in Minoh


The house stands on a large lot amongst other plots of land where new houses are being built. The project area is bordered by roads on three sides and is slightly elevated above street level – a location that renders the entire building visible from the surrounding area. The client requested a living room as […]


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OUVI & A-ASTERISK
S-house


A couple of around 70 years old is the client in this project. They had lived with the working place and the daily space at downtown area.In this case, they closed a job and wanted to the last house. In existing space, their space is very compactly , but the living space was for the […]


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Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Pixy Hall


It is a interior of kindergarten which is specific for art education. The plan proposes a multi-purpose space to carry out regular nursery activities as well as special activities for both children and adults such as concerts, performances, exhibitions and workshops for children. Therefore, by installing playground equipment shaped like a big mountain, which prompt various […]


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Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design
House of Shimanto


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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Yasunari Tsukada Design
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We were commissioned to design the premises of a newly opened hair salon within a multi-tenant building located in Kyobashi, an old downtown area of Osaka. During our visit, we found the site to be a pleasant, well-lit space with many windows. The owner’s requirements were for “a styling space that brings sunlight into the […]


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tsukano architect office
House-INO


The site selected for this plan was the outskirts of Onomichi-city-Hiroshima overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. While the place was scenic beauty of coastal view, it was the road congested with traffic towards the land. For this situation, we tried to harmonize this site with the scenery by twisting slab to produce the undulation of […]


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Fujiwarramuro architects
House in Nada


The house is located in a residential section in the heart of the city of Kobe. It is an area where property prices are high but since the site is a mere 36.95m2 the client was able to purchase the land at a relatively low price. The project area, a plot with houses on either […]


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Keiko Maita Architect
House J


The “House J” is a small house (100m2) situated in Yamaguchi-prefecture, Japan. This house was designed for a client in need of privacy and seclusion from the outside. The site is narrow (120m2) and is surrounded by residences. The “House J” has three floors that are built around a small inner garden. 1st floor: dining room, kitchen, […]


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Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design
Residence in Daisen


This is a guest house located in the forest of Daisen piedmont, Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture. The house site is situated in the midst of abundant cherry and pine trees, standing at natural well-balanced intervals with trunks reaching towards the sky with bountiful leaves. The figures of the trees are beautiful. They are the legitimate […]


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Tato architects
House in Yamasaki


Looking for the stable climate in the room This is a house in the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture for a couple and their two children. The construction site is a part of a place surrounded by mountains and the sky is overcast most of the days. I wanted to create light, stable indoor climate […]


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Fujiwarramuro architects
House in Muko


A mezzanine-floored residence consisting of a single-roomed space, located on a fan-shaped site. The movements of the sun can be felt inside the house all throughout the year. Light coming from the east strikes the louvered boards before entering the house and reaching deep into its interior. Direct sunlight from the south traces a shower-like […]


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tsukano architect office
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This scheme has been planned for the downtown in Miyazaki, located in Southern Japan. The road in front is so busy and noisy, and there are tall buildings for residence at the south. Considering all these factors, I came up with a brilliant idea to harmonize with the circumstances having a piece of white plate […]


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MDS Co.Ltd
Villa in Yatsugatake 


The villa with a farm where the residents can grow their own vegetable is located at the foot of the mountain. The house invites the surrounding natural environment inside. Although a small island country, Japan is long in the north-south direction, and thus, has varying climate and culture. The beauty exists in each season in these […]


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