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KHT House / I.R.A.

  • Architects: I.R.A.
  • Location: Kahoku, Nishimurayama District, Yamagata, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: International Royal Architecture
  • Design Team: Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Structure Design: KAP
  • Area: 197.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

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Wing Wall House / Camp Design Inc + Sumosaga Fudosan

© Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura

En yu-An / Fumihiko Sano

  • Architects: Fumihiko Sano
  • Location: Taitō, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Fumihiko Sano, studio PHENOMENON
  • Area: 37.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc

© Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc © Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc © Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc © Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc

Minakuchi House / ALTS Design Office

  • Architects: ALTS Design Office
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Architects In Charge: Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

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KBJ Share Space / I.R.A

  • Architects: I.R.A
  • Location: Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: International Royal Architecture
  • Design Team: Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Area: 66.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

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CC4441 / Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

  • Architects: Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects
  • Location: Torigoe, Taitō, Tokyo, Japan
  • Area: 36.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

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House with Podocarpus / Yasutoshi Mifune + Toru Atarashi

  • Architects: Yasutoshi Mifune, Toru Atarashi
  • Location: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Basic Design Of The Project: Yasutoshi Mifune
  • Area: 319.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Yasunori Shimomura

© Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura

K Kindergaten / NKS Architects

  • Architects: NKS Architects
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Noriko, Kaoru Suehito
  • Area: 1547.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Kouji Okamoto

© Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto

GEH House / I.R.A.

  • Architects: I.R.A.
  • Location: Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
  • Design Team: Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Collaborators: Hideyuki Hagiuda (Structure design)
  • Area: 93.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

© Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa

Spotlight: Toyo Ito

As one of the leading architects of Japan's increasingly highly-regarded architecture culture, 2013 Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito (born June 1, 1941) has defined his career by combining elements of minimalism with an embrace of technology, in a way that merges both traditional and contemporary elements of Japanese culture.

Brother's House / Hiroshi Kuno + Associates

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Shugoin / Love Architecture

© Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida

Ki Se Tsu Hair Salon / iks design

© Keisuke Nakagami
© Keisuke Nakagami
  • Architects: iks design
  • Location: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • Area: 40.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Keisuke Nakagami

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Japanese Architect Launches Second Petition Against Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Stadium

Tokyo-based architect Edward Suzuki has launched another petition against Zaha Hadid's design for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium, claiming it is "overwhelmingly large for the context" and "will desecrate the 'sacred grounds' of Meiji Shrine Outer Gardens". This is the second petition against the design and is intended to support the earlier petition by Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki by providing an equivalent targeted primarily at English speakers, aiming to "pressure our government not only from within but also from outside of our country." You can see the petition in full here.