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TER house / Kikumi Kusumoto | Ks ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: Kikumi Kusumoto | Ks ARCHITECTS
  • Location: Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Kikumi Kusumoto
  • Project Team: Kikumi Kusumoto, Yusuke Shimizu
  • Area: 142.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Katsuzi Matsuo

© Katsuzi Matsuo © Katsuzi Matsuo © Katsuzi Matsuo © Katsuzi Matsuo

Passo Novita / Oska&Partners

  • Architects: Oska&Partners
  • Location: Midorigaoka, Yachiyo, Chiba Prefecture 276-0049, Japan
  • Collaborators: LGROW lighting planning room
  • Area: 497.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: kentahasegawa

© kentahasegawa © kentahasegawa © kentahasegawa © kentahasegawa

An Interactive Look at Japan's Tall Building History

A new research study conducted by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), entitled Tall Buildings in Numbers – Japan: A History of Tall Innovations, examines the evolution of tall buildings in Japan since the 1960s. The study highlights key innovations in Japan’s skyline through a compilation of graphic representations, including a timeline of notable highrises, a scatterplot of towers over 150 meters and annual construction rates, and a comparison of skyscraper density with regional populations.

View the interactive charts after the break.

Farmhouse / Minako Wakasa

  • Architects: Minako Wakasa
  • Location: Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Collaborator: Motoaki Sano
  • Site Area: 359,48m²
  • Area: 156.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Yoshihiro Asada

© Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada

KOU-AN Glass Tea House / Tokujin Yoshioka

Courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka © Yasutake Kondo Courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka © Yasutake Kondo

Video: House N by Sou Fujimoto

French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht recently revisited Sou Fujimoto's House N, seven years after its completion, as part of his ongoing Japanese Collection series. Nestled within a traditional Oita neighborhood, the renowned family home resembles "living among the clouds," as Fujimoto once described. A rich layering of space carefully eliminates the notion of distinct boundaries, allowing a subtle shift in program to place a heightened awareness on the spaces in-between. 

MA of Wind / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates

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

Circle House / Kichi Architectural Design

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa

Framing House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

© Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada

Panscape / ninkipen!

  • Architects: ninkipen!
  • Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Yasuo Imazu
  • Area: 43.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Hiroki Kawata

© Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata

Hakusui Nursery School / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

  • Architects: Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop
  • Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Kentaro Yamazaki
  • Area: 530.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

Courtesy of Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Courtesy of Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Courtesy of Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Courtesy of Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

St. Voile Chapel / Kasahara Design Work

  • Architects: Kasahara Design Work
  • Location: 2 Chome-11-33 Kamitokoro, Chūō-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken 950-0994, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Eriko Kasahara, Yumiko Ota
  • Area: 161.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nacasa & Partners

© Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners

Hibarigaoka S house / Kaida Architecture Design Office

© Osamu Kurihara © Osamu Kurihara © Osamu Kurihara © Osamu Kurihara

HA-HA Apartment / ninkipen!

  • Architects: ninkipen!
  • Location: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Yasuo Imazu
  • Area: 65.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Hiroki Kawata

© Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata

Narita International Airport Terminal 3 / NIKKEN SEKKEI + Ryohin Keikaku + PARTY

  • Architects: NIKKEN SEKKEI, Ryohin Keikaku , PARTY
  • Location: Japan, 〒286-0105 千葉県成田市木の根 Narita International Airport (NRT), Narita terminal 1
  • General Contractor: Taisei Corporation
  • Area: 23679.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Kenta Hasegawa

© Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa

R4 / Florian Busch Architects

© Nacasa + Partners © Nacasa + Partners © Nacasa + Partners © Nacasa + Partners

Open Call: Our Future With/Without Parks 2105

The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (JILA) will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in May 2015, and is pleased to host an international competition for design proposals envisioning future Tokyo with/without parks in 2105, 90 years from today.