White Hut and Tilia Japonica

Architect:  Takahashi Maki and Associates Location:    Saitama prefecture, Japan Year built: 2010 The building was rebuilt in a residential area developed in 1960 that was used as rice fields, and before a probable Arakawa distributary. The building was located to the west side of the site to allow a line of sight between the road on…

DST

Architect: aat + Makoto Yokomizo Location: Shibuya, Tokio, Japan Year built: 2009 The challenge of this project was to create 40% of free space on the property and to attract visitors to the upper floor, without the use of an elevator. The space that is at Crerar is a dead end that contains a retaining wall…

Tem House

Architect: AAT + Makoto Yokomizo Location:  Taito-ku, Tokyo, Giappone Year built: Built in a residential neighborhood in the city of Taito in Tokyo, the Tem House is a residence of three floors. This comes as a white building, has the peaked roof of a transparent material, so that the sunlight can penetrate and distribute. Night lights…

House in Megurohoncho

Architect: Torafu Architects Location: Meguro, prefecture Tokyo, Japan Year built: 2011 It is a project of renovation of a building of 40 years, reinforced concrete, which originally housed storage spaces and office floors and residential space on the upper floors. The project is an upgrade of the building of the 2nd and 3rd to make habitable….

Museum Karuizawa

Architect: Hiroshi Senju & Ryue Nishizawa Location: Nagano, Japan Year built:  2011 The museum is known for its harmony of nature and culture that exposes. The Museum Karuizawa celebrates the confluence of nature, art and architecture. The project has also collaborated another famous architect Ryue Nishizawa that the design has embraced the natural contours of the landscape…

The Roof and Mushrooms pavilion

Architect: Nendo and Ryue Nishizawa Location: Kyoto Year built: 2013 Nendo and Ryue Nishizawa have collaborated to design a new building for the University of Art and Design. It is located on a steep hill covered with lush vegetation, consisting of 36 ridges of the hills that line the east of Kyoto. A single element is…

Moriyama House

Architect: Ryue Nishizawa Location: Tokyo Year built: 2005 This architecture takes the concept of the Japanese tradition of the apartment minimum and yet reconciled as a whole one with the city. Ten parallelepipeds with different floor areas and heights are distributed freely through a tract of land not much larger than they are lots. The load-bearing…

Artificial Topography

Architects: Ryumei Fujiki Location: Kobe city, Japan Client: Kobe Biennial Committee Project Year: 2011 The architect’s idea was to dig the interior of a container to build an amorphous space as a quarry. This “artificial Topography” is made of only plastic materials, consisting of about 1000 sheets of soft plastic material with a thickness of…

Scape House

Architect: Kouichi Kimura Location: Shiga, Japan Year built: 2014 The project of the residence Scape House, in Shiga, Japan, comes from the need to maximize the panoramic views of the lake landscape, but without compromising its domestic intimacy.  The solution of ‘architect Kouichi Kimura combines versatile spaces through the use of raw concrete and openings of…