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House with two focal points / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

  • Architects: Daigo Ishii , Future-scape Architects
  • Location: Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect: Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects
  • Area: 201.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Future-scape Architects

Courtesy of Future-scape Architects Courtesy of Future-scape Architects Courtesy of Future-scape Architects Courtesy of Future-scape Architects

Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto Designs the "Ideal Museum" in Japan

“This is the worst space I have ever encountered,” claimed Hiroshi Sugimoto in regards to the OMA-designed main gallery space at Seoul’s Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. Not a stranger to criticism, the Japanese photographer has decided to take museum design into his own hands, drafting what he claims to be the “ideal museum” on a coastal site in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture.

The Japanese Tsunami - 3 Years Later

Almost 3 years after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the North-East coastline of Japan, this article on Arcspace examines the current - unsettling - state of rebuilding in the Tōhoku region. According to former residents and architects working for Architecture for Humanity, plans neither address what the people want nor sufficiently provide protection in the event of a similar disaster. Furthermore, with Japan now preparing for the 2020 Olympics, it seems the Tōhoku region is being neglected. Read more on the story here.

Kengo Kuma Designs Cultural Centre in Iiyama

Kengu Kuma & Associates has unveiled designs for a small cultural complex comprising of two halls and a community centre located in Iiyama, Japan. According to the architects, "publicly funded cultural centers tend to be alienated from the rest of the town for their typically large volumes." As a result, they designed "the complex to be as open as possible toward the town and the landscape of Iiyama, so that all would exist in harmony."

Ishikiri House / SUGAWARADAISUKE

  • Architects: SUGAWARADAISUKE
  • Location: Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Design & Development Managers: Daisuke Sugawara, Hiroshi Narahara
  • Area: 220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Takumi Ota

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

Cottage in Tsumari / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

  • Architects: Daigo Ishii , Future-scape Architects
  • Location: Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect: Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects
  • Area: 67.48 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Koji Fujii

© Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii

Ninety Nine Failures / The University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab

  • Architects: The University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Teaching Staff: Yusuke Obuchi, Toshikatsu Kiuchi, So Sugita, Hironori Yoshida, Christopher Sjorberg, Yeonsang Shin, Miguel Puig, Zhang Ye, Ana Luisa Soares, Ma Sushuang, Tong Shan, Andrea Trajkovska, Quangtuan Ta, Wei Wang, Anders Rod, Benjamin Berwick, Qiaomu Jin, Fawad Osman, Yanli Xiong, Andrea Bagniewski, Kevin Clement, Ornchuma Saraya, Minjie Xu
  • Obayashi Corporation: Tomoo Yamamoto, Kenichi Misu, Gendai Ono, Yasuo Ichii, Keisuke Fujiwara, Shunsuke Niwa, Tatsuji Kimura, Masaru Emura, Taiki Byakuno, Takahide Okamoto
  • Structural Engineer: Tsukasa Takenaka (AnS Studio)
  • Construction: Multibuilder
  • Fabrication: Yokohama Systems, TREX Corporation
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hayato Wakabayashi, Courtesy of The University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab

© Hayato Wakabayashi Courtesy of The University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab © Hayato Wakabayashi Courtesy of The University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab

Shun Shoku Lounge by Guranavi / Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Kengo Kuma & Associates © Kengo Kuma & Associates © Kengo Kuma & Associates © Kengo Kuma & Associates

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House in Yatsugatake / Kidosaki Architects Studio

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Repository / Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Location: Asahikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 279.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

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

Polyphonic / Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Location: Tokoro District, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 128.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

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