// arthitectural / Japan

Key Operation Inc. Architects
ReNOA Motosumiyoshi Common Area


Comprehensive Building Renovation In Japan, the lifetime of buildings is very short; they often get scrapped and rebuilt after 30 to 40 years. Recently, however, there are movements to enlarge the market for not only newly built, but also quality pre-owned condominiums, and to extend the lifetime of such residential buildings. Previously owned condominium residences […]


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Yasui hideo atelier, Inc.
Karuizawa Museum Complex


Symbioses of straight lines and curved lines I was requested, after winning through the competition, to design a facility accompanied to the museum of Hiroshi SENJU, a world-famous Japanese painter/artist. Before I started the actual planning, I prioritized building my conceptual work first ( i.e. geometrical shape containing both traditional and modern forms ) in order […]


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EANA
House in Hiyoshi


A house located at the south of the city park on a hill was designed for a married couple. Since the site is set on the back of the hill, residents can look down a residential district and a station on the south side, and a lot of greenery at the city park surrounds the […]


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EANA
House in Shimoda-chou


A residence we designed has opened and closed space to be suitable for an owner’s multiple lifestyles. Since it is located in a high-density residential area, it is possible that the house might be surrounded by other houses some day, except for a 2 meter-wide corridor that connects to a public road. For those reasons, […]


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Torafu Architects
Waku Waku Station


Waku Waku Station is an information booth sponsored by Mitsui Real Estate Residential that is at the center of the “Waku Waku Water Front” campaign to rediscover the charms of Tokyo’s waterfront held from October 2012 to March 2013 at the Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu. The booth is made to function both as an information […]


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Hideaki Takayanagi
Life in spiral


The main concept is “A Spiral Porch in tokyo” -challenging to open (or close) the privacy to urban environment. The “Porch” was essential to traditional Japanese house, therefore it is one of the most nostalgic space for all. Recently in Tokyo(JPN), lands for build some architecture are very expensive. And therefore that made us give […]


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Alphaville architects
W-Window House


This small house is located on the long and narrow site in Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. We put two V shaped grooves at north-east and south-west boundary point-symmetrically and all windows are set in these grooves which run vertically on each side of this house. The grooves create two small triangular patios on the ground […]


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Takashi Yamaguchi & associates
Koshimo+


French restaurant Koshimo+ in Hyogo, Ashiya, Japan designed by Japanese architect Takashi Yamaguchi’s Osaka and Hong Kong based architecture office Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates. Takashi Yamaguchi & associates designed French restaurant Koshimo+ in 2012.   Location: Hyogo, Ashiya, Japan Architect: Takashi Yamaguchi & associates


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Torafu Architects
My Panda


Located in PARCO in Shibuya we designed a retails space for ‘my panda’, a label where all its designs which are based on a ‘two-tone’ theme. We have designed the interior and exterior space of this shop, within which a ‘house’ split into two colours is placed. It functions as the counter and display shelving […]


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Key Operation Inc. Architects
House Taishido


A three-storey private dwelling in a dense residential area of Tokyo, Japan. Flanked by neighbouring structures on three sides, the design manipulates its proportions both horizontally and vertically to achieve interior spaces that are  both spacious and effective.. Standing on a plot measuring 7 x 12m, the house is stepped back from the site line […]


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Torafu Architects
mediba Creative Farm Shibuya


This is an office for a Shibuya based company that is moving onto the IT business, located in the Hikarie Building. It comprises of 2200m2 of large open areas featuring common spaces, such as the front desk, meeting spaces and work spaces for around 400 workers. Visitors to the office are greeted by a scenic entrance […]


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Ikimono Architects
Airy house


This part-café/part-house by Ikimono Architects revolves around the relationship between the outside and inside. The client specifically requested that everything start from the connection to the outside. The strong but simple exterior is comprised of two rectangular forms that sit perpendicular to each other. Each of these forms takes on a different program to accommodate […]


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Alphaville architects
House Folded


This is a 100m2 residence for a couple and their cats located in Osaka, Japan. The typical method for designing a house would assign rectangular rooms with specific functions and lay out them. Such a design produces a series of rooms of similar size and causes monotonous spatial experiences. Our approach was to avoid the […]


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Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
House H


  This is a house for young couple and their child, located in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture. Matsudo City has a background that has developed as a residential area on the outskirts of Tokyo from the 1960s. This house was planned rebuilding of the house, which was built at that time. I seemed to have been […]


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Key Operation Inc. Architects
Yotsuya tenera


The project site is in Tokyo, Yotsuya located in a quiet residential area right behind the Shinjuku Street. This area holds many temples, shrines and also fairly dense housing. Like a spreading network of space, those houses and complexes fill the blank spaces between the streets and alleys. In this scheme, 2 void spaces were provided […]


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Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
houseT


It is a residence and atelier for a couple in the center of Tokyo. Floor like bookshelf plates are placed at the different level in the shifted box. Furniture is put on the each floor to create living room, dining room, kitchen and bedroom. Each plate-like-floors are only hooked by columns which are three-dimensionally intersected at […]


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Doyle Collection Co. Ltd.
Tully’s Coffee remm Kagoshima


Tully’s Coffee Shop remm Kagoshima is located on the first floor of the high-grade hotel built in the typical shopping quarter “Tenmonkan” in Kagoshima, Japan. Thus, Tully’s was required to upgrade the facilities from the comparable Tully’s shops and correspond to providing breakfasts to the hotel guests. Operator came out with the following conclusion. “Create […]


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Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
Grove


Architectural Main Concept The site is a residential area near a station in Asaka City of Saitama Prefecture. It is elongated to the east and the west directions and has 4m roads on the west and east sides, a 2.5m road on the north side, and two-story wooden apartment on the south side. Many two-story wooden buildings surround […]


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Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
houseM


It is a one-story wooden house for two women. 6m by 6m space is sit in the middle of site and kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and storage are radially spread overall the site. All these spaces are covered and organized by a big roof of wood beams made out of 2 by 12 inches lumber.Each gapbetween the […]


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Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
Edogawa Garage Club Renovation


Ribbons of wave-like perforated steel form a mask, the second façade of this old warehouse. Colour variations highlighted by light changes produce unexpected chequered patterns as well as silver and gold toning enhancing the façade’s versatile nature. Concept It is a repair plan of the old warehouse in Tokyo. A theme is the following. 1. […]


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