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A House in Tsukishima / ICADA

20:00 - 27 November, 2016
A House in Tsukishima / ICADA, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tsukishima, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0052, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Nariaki Chigusa
  • Area

    67.2 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Tokyu Plaza Ginza / Nikken Sekkei

22:00 - 24 November, 2016
Tokyu Plaza Ginza / Nikken Sekkei, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc.
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc. +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
  • Design Team

    Taro Nakamoto + Takayuki Sakamoto + Ryo Hatano + Seiji Yamada + Atsuhiko Amakasu / Nikken Sekkei
  • Area

    50.093 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

House in Somedonocho / ICADA

19:00 - 24 November, 2016
House in Somedonocho / ICADA, © Shingo Kanagawa
© Shingo Kanagawa

© Shingo Kanagawa © Shingo Kanagawa © Shingo Kanagawa © Shingo Kanagawa +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Somedonocho, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-0844, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Nariaki Chigusa
  • General Contractor

    Kyoto Kensetsu
  • Area

    44.7 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

House in Akitsu / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

22:00 - 22 November, 2016
House in Akitsu / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates, © Kazunori Fujimoto
© Kazunori Fujimoto

© Kazunori Fujimoto © Kazunori Fujimoto © Kazunori Fujimoto © Kazunori Fujimoto +19

Bake / Yusuke Seki

19:00 - 22 November, 2016
Bake / Yusuke Seki, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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

How Toyo Ito is Embarking on a "New Career Epoch" With Small-Scale Community Architecture

09:30 - 18 November, 2016
How Toyo Ito is Embarking on a "New Career Epoch" With Small-Scale Community Architecture, Steel Hut, Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture in Omishima, Japan. Image © Daici Ano
Steel Hut, Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture in Omishima, Japan. Image © Daici Ano

This article was originally published on Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Toyo Ito’s Next Architectural Feat: Revitalizing Omishima Island in Japan."

Last year, as construction at his National Taichung Theater in Taiwan was winding down, Toyo Ito found himself at a crossroads.

A 10-year project in the making, the gargantuan cultural beacon is made of biomorphically curved concrete walls that wind together like a knot of arteries, creating an otherworldly experience for arts patrons. It’s every bit the landmark project you’d expect from 2013’s Pritzker Prize Laureate, but its rapidly approaching completion triggered a vital question: Where to go from here?

House with 30,000 Books / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

22:00 - 17 November, 2016
House with 30,000 Books  / Takuro Yamamoto Architects, Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Area

    207.43 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Blemen House / Blemen Architects

19:00 - 17 November, 2016
Blemen House  / Blemen Architects, © Norihito Yamauchi
© Norihito Yamauchi

© Norihito Yamauchi   © Norihito Yamauchi   © Norihito Yamauchi   © Norihito Yamauchi   +26

Hasshoden-Charnel House in Ryusenji Temple / Love Architecture

22:00 - 14 November, 2016
Hasshoden-Charnel House in Ryusenji Temple / Love Architecture, © Masao Nishikawa 
© Masao Nishikawa 

© Masao Nishikawa  © Masao Nishikawa  © Masao Nishikawa  © Masao Nishikawa  +20

Office in Sendagaya / Yoshi Kishida/2001

19:00 - 10 November, 2016
Office in Sendagaya / Yoshi Kishida/2001, © Shimizu Ken
© Shimizu Ken

© Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken +18

Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro Cafe / Schemata Architects

19:00 - 8 November, 2016
Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro Cafe  / Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nakameguro, Meguro, Tokyo 153-0061, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects
  • Project Team

    Ryosuke Yamamoto, Yui Matsushita
  • Area

    397.32 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

EN-House / Meguro Architecture Laboratory

20:00 - 7 November, 2016
EN-House / Meguro Architecture Laboratory, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Shinkenchiku-sha © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +31

Waterscape - Memory of Water / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

19:00 - 4 November, 2016
Waterscape - Memory of Water / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Design Team

    Moriyuki Ochiai, Wakana Sujishi, Jillian Lei, Charlotte Jacob, Florentina Carrier, Marie Uno, Marina Masuda
  • Area

    420.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Kinosaki Residence / PUDDLE

20:00 - 3 November, 2016
Kinosaki Residence / PUDDLE, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    276.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

JA103: Beginning of the Town

17:30 - 3 November, 2016
JA103: Beginning of the Town, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

JA 103 is focused on the beginnings of neighborhoods in various locations throughout Japan. As the professional field of architects extend beyond designing a building on a designated site, it has become crucial for architects to engage with the people living in the neighborhood. This edition explores various projects in different parts of Japan and the relationship that architect/architecture has built with the people.

Café Cicero / ALTS Design Office

17:00 - 3 November, 2016
Café Cicero / ALTS Design Office, © Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida
© Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida

© Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida © Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida © Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida © Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida +20

Villa in Yoron / Case-Real

19:00 - 1 November, 2016
Villa in Yoron / Case-Real, © Hiroshi Mizusaki
© Hiroshi Mizusaki

© Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yoron Island, Yoron, Oshima District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    187.2 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line “Trend Area” Station Design Competition

10:30 - 1 November, 2016
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line “Trend Area” Station Design Competition, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Regarding the renewal project of Ginza Line whose 90th anniversary will come in 2017, Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. has been holding a series of design competitions since December 2012, which invites various ideas to make the Ginza Line more attractive.

Following the last competition for “Business Area,” the 5th edition of TOKYO METRO GINZA LINE STATION DESIGN COMPETITION will feature “TREND AREA” of the Aoyama-itchome, Gaiemmae, and Omote-sando stations. Tokyo Metro invites proposals widely.