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SPIRAL / Be-Fun Design

  • Architects: Be-Fun Design
  • Location: Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Tsuyoshi Shindo
  • Area: 47.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai

O Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

  • Architects: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Area: 298.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Fusionner2.0-Paper cave / Kotaro Horiuchi

© Issei Mori © Issei Mori Courtesy of Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture Courtesy of Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

K5-House / Architect Show

© Toshihisa Ishii
© Toshihisa Ishii
  • Architects: Architect Show
  • Location: Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Masahiko Sato
  • Area: 135.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii

© Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii

LUZ shirokane / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

© Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe

FOO / APOLLO Architects & Associates

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Satoshi Kurosaki
  • Area: 190.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa

Kaminoge House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota

Y7-House / Architect Show

  • Architects: Architect Show
  • Location: Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Masahiko Sato
  • Area: 95.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii

© Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii

House Isogo / Be-Fun Design

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai
  • Architects: Be-Fun Design
  • Location: Isogo, Isogo Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Tsuyoshi Shindo
  • Area: 98.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai

Frame / APOLLO Architects & Associates

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa

House in Raizan-Forest / Rhythmdesign

  • Architects: Rhythmdesign
  • Location: Itoshima, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Kenichiro Ide
  • Design Team: Kenichiro Ide, Yuta Kinai
  • Area: 118.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura

I-House / Architecture Show

  • Architects: Architecture Show
  • Location: Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Masahiko Sato
  • Area: 129.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii

© Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii

Okinawa Nursing Training Center / IIDA Archiship Studio

  • Architects: IIDA Archiship Studio
  • Location: Haebaru, Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 4377.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Kenichi Suzuki

© Kenichi Suzuki © Kenichi Suzuki © Kenichi Suzuki © Kenichi Suzuki

M4 House / Architect Show

  • Architects: Architect Show
  • Location: Higashisonogi District, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Masahiko Sato
  • Area: 120.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii

© Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii

House for Green, Breeze and Light / Yaita and Associates

  • Architects: Yaita and Associates
  • Location: Ota, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Hisaaki Yaita , Naoko Yaita
  • Area: 145.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa, Courtesy of Yaita and Associates

© Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa

Users Create the Color in this Super-Sized Kaleidoscope

2013 KOBE Biennale visitors had the opportunity to experience the magic of a kaleidoscope in a whole new way thanks to Saya Miyazaki and Masakazu Shiranes' award-winning installation. The psychedelic polyhedral installation was designed for the Art Container Contest, which challenged participants to create interesting environments within the confines of a single shipping container. As visitors meandered through the installation, they became active participants – rather than passive observers – in the kaleidoscope's constantly changing appearance. For more images and information, continue after the break. 

Courtesy of Shirane-Miyazaki Courtesy of Shirane-Miyazaki Courtesy of Shirane-Miyazaki Courtesy of Shirane-Miyazaki

A-2 House / Architect Show

  • Architects: Architect Show
  • Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Masahiko Sato
  • Builder: Shiraishi construction Co.,Ltd
  • Area: 195.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii

© Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii