Blue Bottle Coffee Shinjuku Cafe / Schemata Architects

19:00 - 28 April, 2016
Blue Bottle Coffee Shinjuku Cafe  / Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +12

House U / Atelier KUKKA Architects

20:00 - 27 April, 2016
House U  / Atelier KUKKA Architects, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +16

Cedar House, Pine House / S PLUS ONE architecture

19:00 - 20 April, 2016
Cedar House, Pine House / S PLUS ONE architecture, © Naoki Kobayashi
© Naoki Kobayashi

© Naoki Kobayashi © Naoki Kobayashi © Naoki Kobayashi © Naoki Kobayashi +14

Ingenhoven Architects Reveal Plans for Green Towers in Tokyo

06:00 - 20 April, 2016
Ingenhoven Architects Reveal Plans for Green Towers in Tokyo, A new office tower (height 185 m) and a residential tower (height 220 m) will be built on both sides of the existing Toranomon Hills Mori Tower. Together they will form the new Toranomon business and lifestyle center. (Competition proposal image). Image © ingenhoven architects
A new office tower (height 185 m) and a residential tower (height 220 m) will be built on both sides of the existing Toranomon Hills Mori Tower. Together they will form the new Toranomon business and lifestyle center. (Competition proposal image). Image © ingenhoven architects

ingenhoven architects has released its design for the Toranomon Project, a new business and lifestyle development that will include a 175,000-square-meter office tower and a 122,000-square-meter residential tower, which will become Tokyo’s highest residential building at approximately 220 meters tall.

Located in the Toranomon area of Tokyo, the project will be built around the existing Toranomon Hills Mori Tower, with respect for the existing structure, but with its own identity as a set of nodes in the larger urban green network.

House Matsumoto Okada / MTKarchitects

20:00 - 18 April, 2016
House Matsumoto Okada / MTKarchitects, © Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Akira Metoki
  • Area

    128.59 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada +23

House in Nishinokyo / OHArchitecture

20:00 - 17 April, 2016
House in Nishinokyo  / OHArchitecture, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +37

In the Loop / Takuma Sugi + Nanako Hirai + Ben Nitta

22:00 - 12 April, 2016
In the Loop  / Takuma Sugi  + Nanako Hirai  + Ben Nitta, © Keiko Kuramoto
© Keiko Kuramoto

© Keiko Kuramoto © Keiko Kuramoto © Keiko Kuramoto © Keiko Kuramoto +24

IRO / Reiichi Ikeda Design

19:00 - 12 April, 2016
IRO / Reiichi Ikeda Design, © Yoshiro Masuda
© Yoshiro Masuda
  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    2-7-17-105, Minami-Horie, Nishi-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka, Japan 550-0015
  • Interior Designer

    Reiichi Ikeda, Yuma Harada
  • Area

    59.4 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda +25

Kengo Kuma Uses Carbon Fiber Strands to Protect Building from Earthquakes

16:00 - 8 April, 2016
Kengo Kuma Uses Carbon Fiber Strands to Protect Building from Earthquakes, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

Japan-based Komatsu Seiten Fabric Laboratory has created a new thermoplastic carbon fiber composite called CABKOMA Strand Rod. The Strand Rod is a carbon fiber composite which is covered in both synthetic and inorganic fibers and finished with a thermoplastic resin. The material has been used on the exterior of Komatsu Seiten’s head office.

House Miyagino / Kazuya Saito Architects

20:00 - 6 April, 2016
House Miyagino  / Kazuya Saito Architects, © Yasuhiro Takagi
© Yasuhiro Takagi

© Yasuhiro Takagi © Yasuhiro Takagi © Yasuhiro Takagi © Yasuhiro Takagi +24

Workshop Gallery Koti / Naoko Horibe

20:00 - 4 April, 2016
Workshop Gallery Koti / Naoko Horibe, © Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

© Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa +12

Gaze / APOLLO Architects

02:00 - 4 April, 2016
Gaze / APOLLO Architects, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Obu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Area

    82.73 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +15

Tokyo Pop Lab Honorable Mention Layers Boxes in a 3D Visualization of Pop Culture

16:00 - 2 April, 2016
Tokyo Pop Lab Honorable Mention Layers Boxes in a 3D Visualization of Pop Culture, Courtesy of Tomas Vlasak
Courtesy of Tomas Vlasak

The team of Peter Bus, Tomas Vlasak, Vaclav Petrus, and Petr Bouril has received an honorable mention for their proposal for the Tokyo Pop Lab Competition, which recently announced its winners. The proposal, entitled "At The Crossroads of Ideas," is designed as a “three-dimensional representation of history and development of pop culture.”

Separated into three parts, one below ground, one above ground, and one in-between, the design is interconnected via cylindrical concrete towers, which act as the main structural support of the building.

Nest / APOLLO Architects

02:00 - 2 April, 2016
Nest / APOLLO Architects, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Area

    43.45 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +15

Inagawa Reien Warehouse / Akira Koyama + Key Operation Inc

19:00 - 29 March, 2016
Inagawa Reien Warehouse  / Akira Koyama + Key Operation Inc, © Yasushi Ichikawa
© Yasushi Ichikawa

© Yasushi Ichikawa © Yasushi Ichikawa © Yasushi Ichikawa © Yasushi Ichikawa +38

Inari House / TOKMOTO architectures room

19:00 - 24 March, 2016
Inari House / TOKMOTO architectures room , © Isamu Murai
© Isamu Murai

© Isamu Murai © Isamu Murai © Isamu Murai © Isamu Murai +14

Tadafusa Factory Showroom / Yusuke Seki

20:00 - 22 March, 2016
© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
  • Architects

  • Location

    Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Art Direction & Design

    Yusuke Seki
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +16

AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion at Expo '70 / Sverre Fehn

04:00 - 22 March, 2016
AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion at Expo '70 / Sverre Fehn, Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum
Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum

Though architectural history is replete with bricks, stones, and steel, there is no rule that states that architecture must be ‘solid’. Sverre Fehn, one of the most prominent architects of postwar Norway, regularly made use of heavy materials like concrete and stone masonry in his projects [1]. In this way, his proposal for the Nordic Pavilion at the Osaka World Expo in 1970 could be seen as an atypical exploration of a more delicate structure. Representing a very different aspect of ‘Modernity’ than his usual work, Fehn’s “breathing balloon” pavilion stands not only in contradiction to Fehn’s design canon, but to that of traditional architecture as a whole.

Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum +10