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Tokyo Station Yaesu Redevelopment / JAHN

20:00 - 11 November, 2015
Tokyo Station Yaesu Redevelopment / JAHN, © Rainer Viertlbock
© Rainer Viertlbock

© Rainer Viertlbock © Rainer Viertlbock © Rainer Viertlbock © Rainer Viertlbock +13

Video: Hiroshi Nakamura’s Ribbon Chapel

12:00 - 11 November, 2015

The latest video by French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht visits Hiroshi Nakamura’s Ribbon Chapel in Onomichi, Japan. Built in 2013, the 80 square meter wedding chapel features two spiraling stairways that wrap around the building, connecting at the top to form a viewpoint. Watch the video above for a closer look at the stunning chapel. 

Glass Art Gallery & Residence / Jun Murata

19:00 - 10 November, 2015
Glass Art Gallery & Residence / Jun Murata, Courtesy of Jun Murata
Courtesy of Jun Murata
  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jun Murata / JAM, IA Osmond Int’l JPN
  • Model

    Nini, Weiwei
  • Area

    99.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jun Murata

Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata +26

House U / MOVEDESIGN

02:00 - 9 November, 2015
House U / MOVEDESIGN, © Techni Staff
© Techni Staff
  • Architects

  • Location

    Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Designer

    Mikio Sakamoto
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Techni Staff © Techni Staff © Techni Staff © Techni Staff +17

Small House with Floating Treehouse / Yuki Miyamoto Architect

02:00 - 8 November, 2015
Small House with Floating Treehouse / Yuki Miyamoto Architect, © Masayoshi Ishii
© Masayoshi Ishii

© Masayoshi Ishii © Masayoshi Ishii © Masayoshi Ishii © Masayoshi Ishii +20

Little House with a Big Terrace / Takuro Yamamoto

02:00 - 6 November, 2015
Little House with a Big Terrace  / Takuro Yamamoto, Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto
Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto

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Cranks / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

17:00 - 5 November, 2015
Cranks / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates, © Seiichi Ohsawa
© Seiichi Ohsawa

© Seiichi Ohsawa © Seiichi Ohsawa © Seiichi Ohsawa © Seiichi Ohsawa +15

Bamboo Forest / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

02:00 - 4 November, 2015
Bamboo Forest / Vo Trong Nghia Architects, © Yoshifumi Moriya
© Yoshifumi Moriya
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Principal Architects

    Vo Trong Nghia, Kosuke Nishijima
  • Project Team

    Kuniko Onishi, Nguyen Tat Dat, Takahito Yamada

  • Bamboo Construction Leader

    Nguyen Ba Tuong
  • Area

    97.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Yoshifumi Moriya © Yoshifumi Moriya © Yoshifumi Moriya © Yoshifumi Moriya +16

Sanjo Hokusei Community Center / Yasunari Tsukada design

17:00 - 3 November, 2015
Sanjo Hokusei Community Center / Yasunari Tsukada design, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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

House in Toyonaka / Tato Architects

17:00 - 2 November, 2015
House in Toyonaka / Tato Architects, © Shinkenchiku Sha
© Shinkenchiku Sha
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yo Shimada
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Shinkenchiku Sha © Shinkenchiku Sha © Shinkenchiku Sha © Shinkenchiku Sha +32

Bakery & Restaurant SAWAMURA / Yuji Tanabe Architects

19:00 - 29 October, 2015
Bakery & Restaurant SAWAMURA / Yuji Tanabe Architects, Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe
Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe

Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe +21

Spiral Window House / Alphaville Architects

19:00 - 24 October, 2015
Spiral Window House / Alphaville Architects, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Structural Engineer

    Takashi Manda (Takashi Manda Structural Design)
  • Area

    28.95 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +23

Slice of the City / Alphaville Architects

21:00 - 22 October, 2015
Slice of the City / Alphaville Architects, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Structural engineer

    Ichiro Hashimoto (S3 Associates Inc.)
  • Area

    50.46 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +29

TODAY'S SPECIAL Kyoto / Schemata Architects

19:00 - 22 October, 2015
TODAY'S SPECIAL Kyoto / Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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

A Gabled Roof in Kawagoe / Tailored design Lab

20:00 - 21 October, 2015
A Gabled Roof in Kawagoe / Tailored design Lab, © Yuji Nishijima
© Yuji Nishijima

© Yuji Nishijima © Yuji Nishijima © Yuji Nishijima © Yuji Nishijima +20

These Children's Playhouses Mimic Contemporary Japanese Architecture

06:00 - 21 October, 2015
These Children's Playhouses Mimic Contemporary Japanese Architecture, via Etsy © SmartPlayhouse
via Etsy © SmartPlayhouse

Barcelona-based designer David Lamolla of SmartPlayhouse creates children’s playhouses based on contemporary architecture styles, aiming to create fun spaces for children that are also sculptural elements for the garden. His Kyoto playhouse series is inspired by minimalist Japanese architecture, taking on a form reminiscent of Toyo Ito’s Mikimoto Ginza 2 building. 

Yutaka Kindergarten / SUGAWARADAISUKE

17:00 - 20 October, 2015
Yutaka Kindergarten / SUGAWARADAISUKE, © Jeremie Souteyrat
© Jeremie Souteyrat
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Design Team

    Daisuke Sugawara, Masayuki Harada, Noriyuki Ueakasaka, Hiroshi Narahara
  • Area

    812.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jeremie Souteyrat © Jeremie Souteyrat © Jeremie Souteyrat © Jeremie Souteyrat +15

TED Talk: Takaharu Tezuka on Tokyo's Newest Open-Air Kindergarten

14:00 - 18 October, 2015

"When you put many children in a quiet box, some of them get really nervous," says Japanese architect Takaharu Tezuka, founder of Tezuka Architects. "In this kindergarten, there is no reason for them to get nervous. There is no boundary." Speaking at TEDxKyoto on his design for an open-air kindergarten in Tokyo, Tezuka discusses his playful and unorthodox approach to the creation of the eccentric building. The unconventional space blurs interior with exterior while accommodating a varied program of athletic, educational and relaxed space. According to Tezuka, the concept was based on a progressive philosophy employed by the school administration: "The principal says: if the boy doesn't want to stay in the room, let him go. He will come back eventually." On children, Tezuka's own philosophy is one of empowerment: "Don't control them. Don't protect them too much. They need to tumble sometimes. They need to get injured. That makes them learn how live in this world."