We’ve built you a better ArchDaily. Learn more and let us know what you think. Send us your feedback »

Sakurai House / Ken Yokogawa Architect & Associates

  • Architects: Ken Yokogawa Architect & Associates
  • Location: Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Ken Yokogawa, Kazunori Yadomoto, Takamichi Kawakatsu
  • Structural Engineers: Ryozo Umezawa, Motonori Toyama
  • Landscape Designer: GA Yamazaki
  • General Contractor: Takuji Miyashita, Kazuki Shimomoto
  • Area: 267.29 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd., Ken Yokogawa

© Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd. © Ken Yokogawa © Ken Yokogawa © Ken Yokogawa

House at Komazawa / Atelier HAKO Architects

  • Architects: Atelier HAKO Architects
  • Location: Komazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Yukinobu Nanashima, Tomomi Sano
  • Structural Engineer : Shin’itsu Hiraoka / Hiraoka Structural Engineers
  • Constructor : Hirano Kensetsu Co.,Ltd
  • Area: 31.92 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

© Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

Hayasaka House / Ken Yokogawa Architect & Associates

  • Architects: Ken Yokogawa Architect & Associates
  • Location: Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Ken Yokogawa
  • Structural Engineers: Umezawa Structural Engineers - Ryozo Umezawa, Yohei Sekiguchi
  • Landscape Architects: Nakatani Koichiro Atelier - Koichiro Nakatani
  • General Contractor: DI Sanwa Corporation -Toshiyuki Inoue, Isamu Morisita
  • Area: 135.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Shinkenchiku-sha Co, Ken Yokogawa

© Ken Yokogawa © Ken Yokogawa © Ken Yokogawa © Shinkenchiku-sha Co

Arboleda / Naoko Horibe

  • Architects: Naoko Horibe
  • Location: Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 104.34 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Kaori Ichikawa

© Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa

Roof & Mushrooms Pavilion / Ryue Nishizawa + Nendo

  • Architects: Ryue Nishizawa, Nendo
  • Location: Kyoto University of Art and Design, 2-116 北白川瓜生山 Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8271, Japan
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano

Archery Hall & Boxing Club / FT Architects

  • Architects: FT Architects
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect: FT Architects / Katsuya Fukushima, Hiroko Tominaga
  • Area: 198.75 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa

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

M Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

  • Architects: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
  • Location: Fukui, Fukui Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 182.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • 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

Villa Kanousan / Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

  • Architects: Yuusuke Karasawa Architects
  • Location: Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Principal Architect: Yuusuke Karasawa
  • Mechanical Consultant: gh9 co. ltd.
  • General Contractor: Eiger co. ltd, Noriaki Fujii, Yousuke Ozaki
  • Area: 87.69 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

Courtesy of Yuusuke Karasawa Architects Courtesy of Yuusuke Karasawa Architects Courtesy of Yuusuke Karasawa Architects Courtesy of Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

Rolls / Sinato

  • Architects: Sinato
  • Location: Japan, 〒107-0062 Tokyo, Minato, Minamiaoyama, 4 Chome2−4 シャトー青山第3
  • Architect In Charge: Chikara Ohno
  • Area: 9354.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano

House in Shinoharadai / Tai and Associates

  • Architects: Tai and Associates
  • Location: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Katsuma Tai
  • Structural Engineer: motoi nomura
  • Area: 393.17 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Seiichi Ohsawa

© Seiichi Ohsawa © Seiichi Ohsawa © Seiichi Ohsawa © Seiichi Ohsawa

Restaurant On The Sea / Case-Real

  • Architects: Case-Real
  • Location: Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Koichi Futatusmata, Yasushi Arikawa
  • Project In Cooperation: Tsuyoshi Matsuzawa
  • Structural Engineer: Hiroshi Ohno
  • Design Cooperation: Naikai Archit
  • Area: 1685.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hiroshi Mizusaki

© Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki

+green / Sinato

  • Architects: Sinato
  • Location: Japan, 〒154-0012 Tokyo, Setagaya, Komazawa, 1 Chome21−7 サナイコーポ2
  • Architect In Charge: Chikara Ohno
  • Area: 1153.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano

Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium to Be "Scaled Down"

UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that Japan's minister of education, Hakubun Shimomura, has announced a plan to trim the budget proposed for the Olympic stadium (now expected to cost $3 billion) designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. While he did not reveal the details of the scale-down, he maintained that the "design concept will be kept." 

Pritzker Prize laureate Fumihiko Maki has rallied together a number of Japanese architects - including Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma - to oppose the massive scale of Zaha Hadid’s competition-winning National Stadium. Planned to be Tokyo’s main venue for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, Hadid’s 290,000 square meter stadium is accused of being “too big and too artificial” for the surrounding context. 

Sunlight of Calm / D.I.G Architects

Courtesy of D.I.G Architects Courtesy of D.I.G Architects Courtesy of D.I.G Architects Courtesy of D.I.G Architects