// arthitectural / Japan

Shinobu Koizumi
Moment


A coffee table is made of sand in hourglass fixed in the ambiance without a case. Time stops while taking a short breath to drink some coffee. “I want to stop time, even if it is impossible. Escape from busy works while drinking a cup of coffee, at least. I tried to make the coffee […]


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Torafu Architects
Herman Miller Store Tokyo


The world’s first Herman Miller Store was designed with the general public in mind to promote wider brand awareness where they showcase products by renowned designers George Nelson and Charles & Ray Eames. Based on the Marunouchi site and its immediate environment, we proposed a store that can be enjoyed with same lightheartedness as a […]


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Ikimono Architects
House of Seven Gardens


This house is in the small town where the edge of Kanto Plain. The circumference has few upper buildings and it is a place feels sky and mountains familiar. The house was desired settling down in outside or inside, or protecting the privacy of young husband and wife and children. First, in consideration of the […]


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MoNo
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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Spacespace
Isoyama Dispensing pharmacy


A dispensing pharmacy built on the roadside in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture. In suburb where cars are popular in daily use, many shops stand in a row on a national road rather than in front of the station, a unique road sight that car parks line along the road and the wall surface of buildings are […]


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Kosuke Kajikawa
Yellow Peach


A renovation project of a store selling handmade children’s clothing and general merchandise, located in Daikanyama, Tokyo. The renovation required store space, work space, a fitting room, and a storage area. Given the above criteria, the architects devised a way to divide the space so different areas would be independent of each other, but still […]


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SWeeT Co.,ltd
Rigoletto spice market


The interior image is neo bistro in Odeon district Paris thinking about the age of discovery of Europe when fascinated by the spice. The furniture that has beautiful carved line and tile decoration is enhanced the restaurant atmosphere. There is the Garden of Eden made by layers of Glass on main dining wall and is […]


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SWeeT Co.,ltd
Hacienda del cielo


“Sky house” shining in the sky of Tokyo. Hacienda del cielo means “Sky house” in Mexican. Overall directionality is Mexican style. By mixed LA Latin style we give entertainment characteristics to the restaurant. On 9th floor, an elevator opens and passes through the kitchen. Guest can find Crystal object which is image of Aztec God […]


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Spacespace
Ground and above roof house


A house situated in the residential area and near railway station and is built on the corner lot located one lot behind the main street. The house site borders the streets on the north and the east, and in the east (a longer adjacent to the street) there are a T-junction and an open car […]


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MuFF Co.,Ltd.
Memphiskyodai


It is a bar located in a shopping district in Shimokitazawa. Looking at  the bare dismantled concrete space, we decided to carefully minimize what we added to the space. For the interior design of the store, materials and colors were purposefully selected to be simple and minimalist. The architects balanced with scrupulous care what to […]


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MA2
Fashion Tower Museum


The project is an approach founded within the harmonious balance of technology, materials, form, and context. Achieving an iconic tower for Tokyo’s premier fashion district requires a methodology that achieves the beautiful, with the elegance and poetry of formal exuberance. Exuberance in the architectural discourse proposes robust variation in form, tectonics, and spatial experience. Within […]


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MuFF Co.,Ltd.
Fujimido Aoto


This is a renovation project of a store installed in the corner of a rice cracker factory, which is located in a section of the old town that contains well-preserved old streets and houses. The factory uses only domestic and natural ingredients in its crackers. With the store located in the corner of a handmade […]


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Atelier Ryo Abe
Shima Kitchen


Shima Kitchen was a renovation project to create a venue for arts, and dinning from an old vacant house in a village on Teshima. Teshima is a rural island in the Seto Inland Sea of Western Japan, just next to the famous art tourism island of Naoshima. Around this old house were vacant lands where […]


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Mizuishi Architects Atelier
House in Nukuikitamachi


This house was planned in the deepest part of a site divided into three. Because it was expected that next buildings approach in the east and west, I aimed at the house which wind and looking could pass in the north and south direction. Residents are husband and wife, two little girls, two dogs, three […]


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Mizuishi Architects Atelier
House in Horinouchi


This is a very small house built on the triangle site where the river and the road were crossed and made to the acute angle.For the dead-end road, it became a plan in various regulations for obtaining special permission. Residents are husband and wife and a little girl. Although it was a novel site of […]


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Hidehiro Fukuda Architects
Duplex house in Tokito


”Duplex house in Tokito” held concurrently and planned the two-generation house and the atelier to a still residential area in Hokkaido Hakodate. It wanted to express the living of the child with parents forever in shape, and the crane (paper crane) was assumed to be a concept of the design. There is a traditional custom […]


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World Architecture Festival
2011 Winners announced – Day One


Twelve buildings from around the world have today been announced as winners on the first day of the World Architectural Festival (WAF) Awards 2011. The presentation of the WAF Awards is taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which is being  held in Barcelona (CCIB) this week. Speaking […]


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EASTERN design office
A House Awaiting Death


A House of Rising Sun “A house awaiting death”, the client said to us. “I will die in 15 years. It will be a house awaiting that death. The building is fine as long as it lasts 15 years. Something small would be good.” “I have found the place.” A patch of land on a […]


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EASTERN design office
Strips (Comprehensive-medical-care building)


The form of this construction is the dancing light and the shadow. They dance slowly over one day. They dance slowly like a Noh performance. This has a sculpturesque solidity in its expression. Random curves sculptured into the façade serve as a random structure. 41.13m on the long side, 13.13m on the short side, and […]


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MoNo / Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima
hanasaki-house


This is the urban residence for a single occupancy is situated in Yokohama City which is about one hour from Tokyo Japan by train. The building site is a corner plot abutting east and south on the roads which is situated in a densely built-up area with buildings facing each other across the 4-meter wide […]


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