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Tatsumi Apartment House
Design: Hiroyuki Ito Architects
Tatsumi Apartment House
photo © Makoto Yhoshida

RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018
A minimal residence in Japan, this house is a direct resposne to the needs of a fast paced and dynamic population. There is a compelling logic to the use of a limited amount of space that resolves difficulties and creates comfort and calm.

Toho Gakuen School of Music
Design: NIKKEN SEKKEI
Toho Gakuen School of Music
photo © Harunori Noda

This virtuoso piece of architecture has an august almost village like quality with its independent teaching spaces, clever accouustic treatments and neat communal spaces. It adroitly allows for flexibility, adaptation and improvisation by its students whilst retaining an order and formality.

3 May 2018
Ota Art Museum & Library, Gunma Prefecture
Architects: akihisa hirata architecture office
Ota Art Museum Library in Gunma Prefecture
photo : Daici Ano

Ota Art Museum & Library Building
Ota City has a population of about 220,000 people, and the number of users of the station exceeds 10,000 people in a day. But few people walk in front of the station, shopping streets are quiet. To pioneer breakthroughs for such a situation prevailing throughout Japan, it is the purpose of construction to bring life back in front of Ota Station.

30 Apr 2018
Archasm Tokyo Anti Library Competition

18 Feb 2018
The Japanese Sword Museum in Tokyo

2 Jan 2018
Green Triangle – Aoyama 346, Minamiaoyama, Minato
Design: Ryuichi Sasaki + Rieko Okumura/ Sasaki Architecture
Green Triangle - Aoyama 346
photo © Koichi Torimura

Green Triangle – Aoyama 346 in Tokyo
A three-story office and retail complex in the Minami Aoyama area of Tokyo, Green Triangle—Aoyama 346 is an interplay of multiple green triangles, which articulate the liminal spaces that intermediate between the interior and the exterior of the building. The design is also a response to the client’s request to create “an urban oasis” in the very heart of the city.

20 Nov 2017
House for Four Generations
Design: tomomi kito architect & associates
House for Four Generations
photograph : Satoshi Shigeta

House for Four Generations
This is an interior renovation project of an existing two-story timber structure house in Tokyo which was built approximately 40 years ago. The clients, a young couple and the wife’s parents, were already living here before the renovation.

13 Nov 2017
Giant Bubble Installation
Design: studio ENESS
Giant Bubble Installation
photograph : Larissa LP

Giant Bubble Installation
Mori Art Museum Design recently selected installation design studio ENESS to send their giant Bubble sculpture from Melbourne to Tokyo, Japan. The audience was encouraged to “please touch” the pulsating six meter-wide sculpture, which responded to human touch and closeness with light and sound.

7 Nov 2017
R・torso・C Residence
Architects: Atelier TEKUTO
R Torso C Residence
photo : Jérémie Souteyrat、SOBAJIMA, Toshihiro

R・torso・C Residence in Tokyo
This house is located in the center of Tokyo, on a site area of mere 66 sqm. The clients are a married couple both working in the field of chemistry, sharing a passion for architecture and art.

18 Oct 2017
House in Yamanashi Prefecture
Design: Takeshi Hosaka architects
House in Yamanashi
photograph : Koji Fuji / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

House in Yamanashi
The project was launched when I was commissioned to enlarge a house for a couple in their 30’s and their three daughters living in Yamanashi Prefecture. On my first visit there, I found the houses of one story and two stories both stand close together but that there remain some empty lots, farming fields, wooded areas and unpaved roads. I remember that the bounty and generosity of the place inspired me. My client told me that we would have the opportunity to hear beautiful sound of birds in the early mornings and to see wild pheasants, peafowl and every now and then raccoon dogs.

15 Sep 2017
Slide House, Koto Ward
Design: APOLLO Architects & Associates Co
Slide House
photography : Masao Nishikawa

Slide House in Koto Ward
This small house in a residential district in eastern Tokyo is home to a couple and their young children. The dark grey galvalume cladding blends gently into the surrounding environment, as if it has been there for many years. Because the lot sits across the street from an elementary school, the clients requested a design that ensured privacy yet was as open as possible.

31 Jul 2017
Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Design: Architect Kenzo Tange
Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Photo courtesy Japan Sport Council

Yoyogi National Gymnasium
When Japan was preparing to host the first-ever Olympic Games in Asia in the early 1960s, the state commissioned eventual Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kenzo Tange to build a pivotal venue for the event. Tange responded with the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, two elegant concrete and steel buildings that gained immediate international recognition as masterpieces of modern architecture when their doors opened in 1964.

9 Jun 2017
Perrotin Art Gallery, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Architect: Andre Fu
Perrotin Art Gallery
photography: Nacas, courtesy of Perrotin Tokyo

Perrotin Art Gallery Building
Following openings in Paris, Hong Kong, New York and Seoul, contemporary art gallery Perrotin, founded in 1989 by Emmanuel Perrotin, opened its newest gallery in Tokyo on June 7th with a solo exhibition bringing together a collection of recent paintings by 97 year old Pierre Soulages.

20 May 2017
Tropical Forest Timber at New National Stadium Tokyo
Design: Kengo Kuma & Associates
New National Stadium Tokyo winning design
image courtesy of architects

New National Stadium Tokyo Timber
Investigation required as use of plywood likely linked to tropical forest destruction and human rights abuses found at construction site of new Tokyo Olympic Stadium. Ironically the building uses a lot of wood so it can fit into the wooden context, but thereby destroying woods in Borneo, in what appears to be an unssustainable way.

Riverside House in Horinouchi

Vertical Cemetery in Tokyo

Indigo Waterfall Tokushima LED Art Festival, Japan

Terrazza Shirokane Restaurant in Tokyo

Cave House in Tokyo

HAT House in Tokyo

Next Tokyo Mile High Skyscraper by KPF

New National Stadium Tokyo Designs

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan

Terminal Aoyama House

Ark Tokyo House

New National Stadium Tokyo

New National Stadium of Japan in Tokyo

Tallest buildings in Japan

Tokyo Music Centre Competition

A House in Tokyo

Frame House in Tokyo

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