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11 Aug 2018
Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel Restoration, Niigata Prefecture, north west Japan
photo : Nacasa & Partners Inc.
Tunnel of Light 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Triennale
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has completed the restoration of the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel in Japan’s Niigata prefecture. The revitalization project sees the installation of several permanent artistic spaces along the historic lookout tunnel, with the intention of bringing back the cultural energy that once empowered the region.
30 Apr 2018
Archasm Tokyo (Anti) Library Architecture Contest
image courtesy of architecture contest organisers
Japanese Architecture Design Competition 2018
Japan and its people have been at the forefront of a digital revolution since the past four or five decades. The country has long existed between two realms. On the one hand, we have the traditional “old world” of temples, tea ceremonies and calligraphic cherry blossoms.
15 Nov 2017
The Clearwater Building, Niseko, Hokkaido, Northern Japan
Design: Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates
photography : Junji Kojima / 45gPhotography, Aaron Jamieson
The Clearwater Building in Hokkaido
This vacation home on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido sits on a bluff with a view of Mt. Yotei (also called Ezo Fuji for its resemblance to Mt. Fuji), overlooking a river that meanders slowly along the base of the mountain. The structure cantilevers out over the bluff as if to float amidst the surrounding nature. Its name, The Clearwater, is derived from the pure snowmelt from Mt. Yotei that flows in the river below.
30 Oct 2017
Private Resort XIV Toba Bettei, Arashima, Toba City, Mie
Design: NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
photo : Nacása & Partners Inc.
Private Resort XIV Toba Bettei in Ise-Shima
These guest rooms were designed as part of an annex to a membership resort hotel in Toba in Ise-Shima, where the 2016 G7 Summit was held. Arranged in an authentic Japanese style, the building is situated in a prime location overlooking the waters of Ise-Shima, with a traditional Japanese-style garden and a large pond that lends an impression of continuity to the sea.
24 Oct 2017
WADA Sports Shop, Himeji-shi, Kansai region
Architect: KTX archiLAB
photo © Stirling Elmendorf
WADA Sports Shop in Himeji-shi
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, WADA Sports is moving to a newly built headquarter and main retail shop. The new building is also a studio for Wada Bari technology, the brand’s original racket stringing technology.
19 Oct 2017
Contemporary University Classroom, Ishikawa, Chūbu region, Honshū island
photo : Yasuhito Inamori
Blackboard Classroom in Ishikawa by Kelun
The existing classroom is a large classroom where 100 people in a space of length 16.8 m × width 10.5 m can study, a place many students use. The architects inserted a “blackboard wall” shaped like an egg into an existing classroom. Just paint the walls of the blackboard and provide a palette of beautiful colors. The renovation is achieved with simple operation.
5 Sep 2017
House in Matsuyacho, Osaka
Design: Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates
photo : Shigeo Ogawa
House in Matsuyacho
4 Sep 2017
Gallery in Kiyosato Villa With Exhibition Space, Kiyosato, Hokuto, Yamanashi
Architect: Satoshi Okada Architects
photographer: Koichi Torimura ; Copyrights belong to Satoshi Okada architects Inc., 2006
Gallery in Kiyosato Villa With Exhibition Space
A newly conceived structural system, named Container Structure System, bears the loads of the gallery: it consists of a ship-shaped core in which small spaces encased. This monocoque is realized with inexpensive timber members and veneer panels and assembled with a software. The outcome is a solid and easily expandable shell.
28 Aug 2017
House in Hoshigaoka, Hirakata-shi, Osaka
Design: Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates
photograph : Shigeo Ogawa
House in Hoshigaoka
13 Jul 2017
Kohtei Art Pavilion, Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture
Architect: Kohei Nawa | SANDWICH Inc. (Yoshitaka Lee, Yuichi Kodai)
photograph : Nobutada OMOTE | SANDWICH
Kohtei Art Pavilion in Hiroshima
The temple was founded by the shipbuilding company to console the spirit of the dead in accidents at sea and industry. Visitors can expect a memorable Zen experience at the complex. KOHTEI offers the visitors an opportunity to contemplate spirit of Zen by looking at its landscape/gardens and being subjected to a meditation like experience through its art installation. The building is designed by Japanese contemporary artist, Kohei Nawa and SANDWICH.
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