// arthitectural / Japan

Doyle Collection Co. Ltd.
TSUKIAGE-AN


TSUKIAGE-AN is Japan’s traditional famous shop that process seafood called “Satsuma age”. (A deep fried fishcake). This shop locates in the center of Kagoshima-ken, Tenmonkan, which is a sightseeing spot where tourists from home and abroad gather. The design of this shop is Japanese modern style. As for the façade, gate shaped frame surround the outer […]


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Alphaville architects
Roof on the Hill


Avoiding the removal of a hard hill as much as possible, a roof simply covers the residence. Extended in steps, the residence is made with 3 meter by 3 meter grid steel frame that supports roof. The space is composed of boxes that receive bedroom, children’s room and wet area and the rest is left out […]


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Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
house K


This is a duplex house in quiet residential area, suburb of Tokyo. The theme of this house is how to divide a house for two families. I designed the house composed of 3 parts, on the slender site; wooden box, concrete box and the corridor which is connecting those two boxes. This is because usually in Japan the […]


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Torafu Architects
Hémes boutique in Marunouchi


We designed the shop windows for ‘8cm Tie” at Hémes boutique in Marunouchi. Like the picture book story of ‘Swimmy’, we thought about how we can gather many individual thin ties together to create the shape of a large tie as well as a house. We also included ties made from felt to accent the colorful […]


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Key Operation Inc. Architects
Abesan House


The house site is located in the town of Takahata in Yamagata prefecture. This area characterised by its heavy winter snowfall which can reach up tp 3 mts. high in the mountain areas.The composition is defined by the central living room around which all other house spaces area distributed. Having its own entrance, the music […]


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Key Operation Inc. Architects
Asian Sweets Café Kōki


Asian sweets café Kōki is located in Tatemachi shopping street in Kanzawa. The first floor which has a large counter for take out, half self-service and showcase, and some comfortable seats, is connected through a void to the second floor with its antique chairs and for guests.  As the floor level of the first floor is […]


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Doyle Collection Co. Ltd.
Cronus


This members’ bar lounge targets to the executives who are keen in spending stylish city nights. It goes without saying that you will feel something special and extraordinary for those who want to become a member and who are willing to use this bar. What’s more, once you start using here, usability and comfort will play […]


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Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
unou


Site As the surrounding of a site, a residence stands in a row in the north-and-south side, and the east-and-west side is a place where a comparatively good field of view. Spread of interior space for this site which has good view, we put two “frames” one is vertical frame at east. The other is horizontal frame […]


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Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
T.S.R.Building


Architectural Main Concept Prologue The clients are a family (a father and a son) who are psychiatrists and have been running a mental health clinic in Minato ward in central Tokyo for fifty years. Although the clinic has a long history housed in its current old wooden building, it became necessary for it to relocate […]


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Doyle Collection Co.,Ltd.
BELG AUBE


BELG AUBE is a Brasserie that mainly serves Belgium beer. It is placed inside the facility of Tokyo Art Theatre which is the origin of Art and Culture. Every day, the Brasserie is full of people who come to see the theater and concerts and people who sponsor them.  In this design, we combined the individuality of […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
New National Stadium


Zaha Hadid Architects has won the international competition to build the new National Stadium of Japan. The Practice, which produced the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, was selected ahead of 45 other international architecture firms for the US $1.62bn development. The announcement was made in Tokyo by celebrated Japanese architect Tadao Ando, […]


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Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
Tablehat


It is an extension of two-story wooden house at residential street in Odawara city. The extended part was planed for cafe and residence. Basic structure is built up with mutually connected ten wooden big-size tables with 42mm-thick flames and 9mm-thick plywood top panel. Each of them with different size and height creates various spaces below with suitable […]


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Doyle Collection Co. Ltd.
La Oliva


Before designing “La Oliva”, our client and we visited Spain in advance. Our concept for this restaurant was “to bring real Spain to Japan.” We needed a clear concept to integrate all the below factors into one restaurant; for all of the followings are “real Spain” restaurants. Restaurants that emphasize bar style culture and history are most […]


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Doyle Collection Co. Ltd.
Brasserie St.Bernardus


St.Bernardus is a name of a brewery that is still making an imprint in the history of Belgium beer. Since the beer made in this brewery has unique deep taste, enchanting the hearts of critics and connoisseurs of beer, export of this beer is implored from all over the world. A brasserie named after such […]


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harunatsu-arch
Villa 921


It takes 40 minutes by ferry from the nearest island with an airport to reach Iriomote-Island, which is a part of Okinawa in the south of Japan. With an area of over 90% covered by subtropical virgin forest, the entire island is designated as a national park. While sitting snug against a hill, at the front of […]


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Alphaville architects
New Kyoto Town House


This is a residential house located on a narrow site in the centre of Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. The area is lined with traditional wooden townhouses. While inheriting the advantages of townhouses, we intended to overcome their drawbacks and create a comfortable and enjoyable space. The most characteristic feature of this house is […]


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Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
Rest Villa Funabori


Architectural Main Concept This project is located near an elementary school and park in a residential area of a Tokyo suburb. The site has an 8m road on the north side, a 12m road on the east side, a 6m road on the south side, and a factory and a two-story old house on the west side. Five […]


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Key Operation Inc. Architects
Flat Hiro-o 


A renovation of a 20 years old Flat, where expansion of the Living, Dining and Kitchen space was hindered by existing structural walls:  Too small for a generous kitchen, dining table and sofa layout, a “Stage Platform” that integrates dining table and sofa was placed at the center to open-up the space. The gas-spring operated […]


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World Architecture Festival
2012 Winners announced – Day Two


Yesterday was the Day two of the World Architecture Festival in Singapore and 17 more award winners have been announced, including a house for New Zealand, a school with caged balconies and three projects by architects Hassell. The winners have been selected from over 300 shortlisted entries in the sections of completed buildings, landscape and […]


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World Architecture Festival
2012 Winners announced – Day One


The winning projects in 12 of the awards categories have been announced, including a library clad with firewood, a house covered in plants and three projects in Singapore. The winners have been selected from over 300 shortlisted entries in the sections of completed buildings, landscape and future projects. The completed buildings will also go forward […]


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