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House of Fluctuations / Satoru Hirota Architects

20:00 - 9 October, 2016
House of Fluctuations / Satoru Hirota Architects, © Satoru Hirota Architects
© Satoru Hirota Architects

© Satoru Hirota Architects © Satoru Hirota Architects © Satoru Hirota Architects © Satoru Hirota Architects +38

This Kickstarter Campaign is 3D Printing Tokyo in 100 Pieces

09:30 - 8 October, 2016

Have you ever wanted to look over an entire city from the comfort of your own desk? Do you have a sentimental relationship with the city of Tokyo? If you answered "yes" to these questions, iJet Inc, a 3D print solutions company, along with DMM.com Ltd, have launched a Kickstarter that might be for you.

One Hundred Tokyo is a project aiming to reproduce Tokyo’s urban landscape in the form of one hundred ten by ten centimeter 3D printed models. All of the data and equipment needed to gather visual information of the city has been provided by ZENRIN Co Ltd, who traveled around the landscape in specialized vehicles. The 3D models created by this process are then printed on 3DSystems printers, using gypsum powder that is coated in a special resin in order to harden, and then coated once again in resin paint to achieve the full-color skyline.

Courtesy of iJet Inc. Courtesy of iJet Inc. Courtesy of iJet Inc. Courtesy of iJet Inc. +4

These Mesmerizing GIFs Illustrate the Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery

12:00 - 7 October, 2016

For centuries before the invention of screws and fasteners, Japanese craftsmen used complex, interlocking joints to connect pieces of wood for structures and beams, helping to create a uniquely Japanese wood aesthetic that can still be seen in the works of modern masters like Shigeru Ban.

Up until recent times, however, these techniques were often the carefully guarded secrets of family carpentry guilds and unavailable for public knowledge. Even as the joints began to be documented in books and magazines, their 2-dimensional depictions remained difficult to visualize and not found in any one comprehensive source.

That is, until a few years ago, when a young Japanese man working in automobile marketing began compiling all the wood joinery books he could get his hands on and using them to creating his own 3-dimensional, animated illustrations of their contents.

House in Tokyo / Ako Nagao architects + miCo.

20:00 - 6 October, 2016
House in Tokyo / Ako Nagao architects + miCo., © Shinkenchiku-sya
© Shinkenchiku-sya

© Shinkenchiku-sya © Shinkenchiku-sya © Shinkenchiku-sya © Shinkenchiku-sya +14

Office in Tokushima / OHArchitecture

19:00 - 4 October, 2016
Office in Tokushima  / OHArchitecture, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Itano District, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kosuke Okuda, Tatsuya Horii
  • Area

    415.64 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Hikari Terrace / NKS architects

22:00 - 3 October, 2016
Hikari Terrace / NKS architects, © Kouji Okamoto - Techni Staff
© Kouji Okamoto - Techni Staff

© Kouji Okamoto - Techni Staff © Kouji Okamoto - Techni Staff © Kouji Okamoto - Techni Staff © Kouji Okamoto - Techni Staff +19

Blue Bottle Coffee ROPPONGI Cafe / Schemata Architects

19:00 - 3 October, 2016
Blue Bottle Coffee ROPPONGI Cafe / Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jo Nagasaka
  • Design Team

    Ryosuke Yamamoto, Yui Matsushita
  • Area

    139.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Taiyokogyo / Takenaka Corporation

20:00 - 29 September, 2016
Taiyokogyo / Takenaka Corporation, © Tomoki Hahakura
© Tomoki Hahakura

© Tomoki Hahakura © Tomoki Hahakura © Tomoki Hahakura © Tomoki Hahakura +31

AD Classics: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building / Kenzō Tange

04:00 - 27 September, 2016
AD Classics: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building / Kenzō Tange, No.1 Building
No.1 Building

The career of Japanese architect Kenzō Tange features a curious anomaly: he received the same commission twice. In 1952, during the early stages of his career, Tange designed an administrative building in Yūrakuchō, Tokyo, for the city's metropolitan government. Over thirty years later, when the government relocated to Shinjuku, Tokyo, he again won the commission to design its administrative building. Completed in 1991, this would be one of his last, and most ambitious, projects. The second incarnation now dominates the city’s skyline, its highly distinctive design guaranteeing it landmark status. Nicknamed Tochō (an abbreviation of its Japanese name Tōkyō-to Chōsha), its architectural references to both tradition and modernity act as a visual metaphor for the eclectic city over which its inhabitants govern.

No.1 Building No.2 Building Elevation of No.1 Building (Public Domain) Plan of the Complex (Public Domain) +12

a+u 2016:05 "Beginning with the House – 65 Architects’ Visions from Early Residential Works" (Special Issue)

03:00 - 27 September, 2016
a+u 2016:05 "Beginning with the House – 65 Architects’ Visions from Early Residential Works" (Special Issue), Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

This special edition of a+u takes an overview of early works, mostly houses, by 65 prominent architects around the world, including: Álvaro Siza, Richard Rogers, Glenn Murcutt, Valerio Olgiati, Lacaton & Vassal, Caruso St John, Smiljan Radic, ELEMENTAL, and Pascal Flammer. We asked each architect two questions – the visions they had when they designed the house, and how that vision has evolved over time.

Kyoto Residence / EXH Design + Anoffice

20:01 - 26 September, 2016
Kyoto Residence / EXH Design + Anoffice, © Zhang Xi
© Zhang Xi

© Zhang Xi © Zhang Xi © Zhang Xi © Zhang Xi +25

a+u 2016:08 "Berlin – Contexts of Architecture and Cityscape"

04:00 - 26 September, 2016
a+u 2016:08 "Berlin – Contexts of Architecture and Cityscape", Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

The August 2016 issue of a+u explores the architecture and cityscape of Berlin. The fascination of this city stems from the way it continually changes to reflect the current age, even while preserving the memory of past glories and tragedies and the complexities of its positive and negative legacies. This issue, with new photos, is devoted to the “now” of the city and its architecture in their contemporary and historical contexts.

Conversion of a Sake Warehouse / Jorge Almazán + Keio University Almazán Lab

20:00 - 22 September, 2016
Conversion of a Sake Warehouse  / Jorge Almazán  + Keio University Almazán Lab, © Montse Zamorano
© Montse Zamorano

© Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ichikawamisato, Nishiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
  • Design team

    Jorge Almazán, Gaku Inoue, Shota Takayama, Nozomi Shimizu, Tomoya Tsuji, Maho Sugiyama, Moe Kusano, Rieka Hara
  • Project year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Montse Zamorano, Cortesía de Keio University Almazán Lab

House in Bandoubashi / 2001

17:00 - 22 September, 2016
House in Bandoubashi / 2001, © Shimizu Ken
© Shimizu Ken

© Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Construction

    Roovice
  • Area

    43.06 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

SOM Breaks Ground on One of the Largest Redevelopments in Tokyo’s History

14:30 - 21 September, 2016
SOM Breaks Ground on One of the Largest Redevelopments in Tokyo’s History, © Methanoia
© Methanoia

Construction is now underway on Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s (SOM) OH-1 redevelopment project in the Ohtemachi District of Tokyo, Japan. Covering a 20,000 square meter (215,000 square foot) site, the project constitutes one of the largest revitalization projects in Tokyo’s history. The complex includes two high-rise, mixed-use buildings containing a luxury hotel, commercial office space, retail and cultural facilities, and is centered around a park and public area that will visually connect the development to the adjacent Imperial Palace East Gardens.

Gap House / STORE MUU design studio

19:00 - 20 September, 2016
Gap House / STORE MUU design studio, © ViBRAphoto/Yoshihiro Asada
© ViBRAphoto/Yoshihiro Asada

© ViBRAphoto/Yoshihiro Asada © ViBRAphoto/Yoshihiro Asada © ViBRAphoto/Yoshihiro Asada © ViBRAphoto/Yoshihiro Asada +24

House of Holly Osmanthus / Takashi Okuno

22:00 - 19 September, 2016
House of Holly Osmanthus / Takashi Okuno, © Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa

Sayanomoto Clinic / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

19:00 - 19 September, 2016
Sayanomoto Clinic  / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop, © Naoomi Kurozumi
© Naoomi Kurozumi

© Naoomi Kurozumi © Naoomi Kurozumi © Naoomi Kurozumi © Naoomi Kurozumi +15