// arthitectural / Japan

Key Operation Inc. Architects
Flat Himonya 409 


Renovation of a 30-year-old flat. The existing plan had rooms connected to an L-shaped corridor, with the living room on the south, but it was moved to the north in order to achieve a full access to the 55 sqm roof balcony. One can feel the living room as soon as entering the entrance because the […]


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Torafu Architects
Aesop Yokohama


For Aesop, an Australian skincare brand celebrating its 25th year anniversary this year, we proposed an interior fit-out located at Yokohama Bay Quarter. Concurrent to this, we also designed Aesop Shin-Marunouchi, which opened at the same time. Aesop’s skincare products emphasise on maintenance to restore the skin’s natural health, and in a similar way we had […]


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Key Operation Inc. Architects
House Meguro


A Home Built with Living-Room Compartments A parcel located in a dense residential neighborhood near Shimizu Pond Park in Meguro-ku, Tokyo, was divided into three lots. One 4.3-by-10.8 meter lot (46.5 m2) has afforded a compact home with extended floor space of 71 m2 for a married couple and their child. Three levels consumed 17m2 for […]


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Mount Fuji Architects Studio
Gothic on the shore


A projects for a rental villa in Hayama-cho along the Pacific coast.In front of the villa is the immense ocean, with a distant view of Mt.Fuji beyond the horizon seen on a clear day. In the back lie the mountains of Miura peninsula. The site is positioned right on the topographic border between the sea […]


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MoNo / Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima
Wave of Daylight


MoNo designed the art work “Wave of Daylight” which was exhibited in Yamate 111 Ban-Kan, one of old western-style houses authorized as a historical architectures by Yokohama city government, as a formal program of the 6th Yamate Art Festival. It was the second time for MoNo to attend this art festival following the last work […]


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molo design, ltd
Nebuta House


Nebuta House  is enclosed by ribbons of twisted steel, enamel-coated deep vibrant red and individually shaped to create variation: openings for light, areas of opacity, views, or opportunities for pedestrian circulation.The ribbon screen façade creates a sheltered outdoor perimeter space called the “engawa”, a spatial concept originating in traditional Japanese houses. It is common to see […]


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MUS architects
Vertical Fashion Museum


  The tissue of the plot has been treated as an elastic fabric, which can be stretched, pulled upwards and twisted so as to form the desired shape, based on the design-programme analysis. A function of a museum is commonly associated with buildings with a wide, horizontal programme-spatial layout. They tend to be objects which are […]


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Mount Fuji Architects Studio
M3/KG


This is a house to be built in Tokyo, for a movie producer couple. This architecture is consisted by combining L-shaped blocks of reinforced concrete and sequential frames of box-shaped engineer-wood. We put bedrooms, film archive and galley in solid concrete part for security, and living room in engineer-wood part for openness. As material that consist […]


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Patkau Architects Inc.
Cocoons


Context: Beautiful Chaos “In 2004, Rei Kawakubo, the genius behind the Japanese brand Comme des Garçons, introduced a new retail concept to London. Dover Street Market, named for its location in London’s tony Mayfair neighborhood, is a mash-up of market, department store and museum. Individual concessions handpicked by Kawakubo, which run the gamut from luxury […]


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emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design
Sugamo Shinkin Bank


Sugamo Shinkin Bank is a credit union that strives to provide first-rate hospitality to its customers in accordance with its motto: “we take pleasure in serving happy customers.” Having completed the design for branch outlets of Sugamo Shinkin Bank located in Tokiwadai and Niiza, we were also commissioned to handle the architectural and interior design […]


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Studio SKLIM
Hansha Reflection House


Hansha Reflection House is a specific residence for a specific site, set to address the ephemeral moments of the surroundings with structural ingenuity and material sublimity. Situated at the entrance of Misakimizube Koen, one of the picturesque parks fronting a lake and flanked by Sakura trees, the house was conceived to be an object with the […]


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Spacespace
D-apartment


Smooth configuration This collective housing’s scale is intermediate position between detached housing and building. This project site is situated on the west side of small station, a big 700-year-old camphor tree passing through the platform and the canopy.The west side being mixed multiplicity of environmental-elements (bicycle-parking space, shrine, shops under the elevated, small street stand, […]


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Torafu Architects
House in Megurohoncho


This is a renovation project of a 40 year-old reinforced concrete building that originally housed storage and office spaces from the basement to the 2nd floor and residential spaces on the 3rd floor. Our current design focused on the building’s exterior and living quarters on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The second phase of the […]


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Ikimono Architects
Static Quarry


A lot of lumps of concrete are dug out. Because there is a hole with the right and left same position of the courtyard, and eyes penetrate it, a state of the inside can be seen from the neighborhood. A void possesses electricity and running water in the exclusive possession space of each dwelling unit. […]


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Apollo Architects & Associates Co., Ltd
Le 49


Located on Mount Kamakura, this site boasts a stunning view overlooking Sagami Bay. The clients, a husband-and-wife couple who had been living in a high-rise condominium in downtown Tokyo, fell in love with the location at first sight, taking an instant liking to the view and the lush green surroundings, and decided to move here. […]


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Ikimono Architects
Atelier Tenjinyama


Primitive building was born to prevent rain and wind. This building is made by only four pieces of walls and roof. This primitive constitution showed the possibility “a person is able to get along somehow”. But in fact, in this building, it is filled with joy, presence of mind, and discovery. Design method is simple. […]


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MoNo
Snow Tree & Snow City


This art was created and opened on Dec 2011 as MoNo’s third work for historical architectural spaces and as the closing work for the year when suffered from unparalleled huge disaster. The place for this work is in “Kyu-Yagishita-tei” built for a residence of Yagishita Family who flourished in trade of copper-iron from early Meiji […]


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Kunihiko Matsuba + Ksuke Fukushima
Hirozakari Sake Brewery


The architects plan is to reconstruct the former Hirozakari Sake Brewery site owned by Nakanojo-machi, Gunma Prefecture, as an event facility. As the owner of Shima springs, Nakanojo-machi has recently been taking an active part in promoting cultural and art events, including the Nakanojo Biennale. The former Hirozakari Sake Brewery site has been used as […]


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Peter Ruge Architekten
My Bamboom


My Bamboom challenges current models of building citizenship by exploring a new approach to community through economic and ecological development.  At the end of a consumerism on a site in the costal town of Fukui, Japan, the scheme aims to facilitate micro investment for as little as 1 Euro per ‘pixel’, in the growth and […]


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Torafu Architects
House in Inokashira


This is a part of the project of renovating a whole company house located near Inokashira Park into a condominium. At a glance of the one huge concrete space just after the room having been taken down and of the polka dots which the plaster bonds had left, both the client and we took to […]


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