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The PARK・ING Ginza / Nobuo Araki/The Archetype

19:00 - 12 July, 2016
The PARK・ING Ginza / Nobuo Araki/The Archetype  , © Atsushi Fuseya
© Atsushi Fuseya

© Atsushi Fuseya © Atsushi Fuseya © Atsushi Fuseya © Atsushi Fuseya +17

N STRIPS / Jun Murata

20:00 - 10 July, 2016
N STRIPS / Jun Murata, © Jun Murata
© Jun Murata

© Jun Murata © Jun Murata © Jun Murata © Jun Murata +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Construction

    Renovation Style Inc.
  • Model

    ELLIE, HARUSAME, NINI
  • Area

    324.51 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Fukumasu Base and Kindergarten Annex / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

20:00 - 6 July, 2016
Fukumasu Base and Kindergarten Annex  / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects, © Yasutaka Yoshimura
© Yasutaka Yoshimura

© Yasutaka Yoshimura © Yasutaka Yoshimura © Yasutaka Yoshimura © Yasutaka Yoshimura +21

Call for Ideas: Tokyo Vertical Cemetery | Death in the City

19:20 - 6 July, 2016
Call for Ideas: Tokyo Vertical Cemetery | Death in the City

Private developers in Tokyo have used temples as covers to build cemetery plots which they can sell for ten times the price of land without taxes. This practice results in the unwanted placement of cemeteries adjacent to homes in the already densely populated neighborhoods of Tokyo. Amplifying this issue are the ever-changing demographics of Tokyo. Recent studies show that the city’s average age is rapidly increasing, with nearly twenty-five percent of the population being 65 or older and a large majority over the age of 30. Similarly, more and more rural residents are coming into Tokyo, increasing the overall population. As the age and population increase, Tokyo is being forced to face the issue of burial space.

House with Dormer Window / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier

20:00 - 3 July, 2016
House with Dormer Window  / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Hiroki Tominaga, Yae Fujima
  • Area

    65.97 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Between Generic Interventions and Architecture of Relations: A Journey Through Coastal Japan

04:00 - 28 June, 2016
Between Generic Interventions and Architecture of Relations: A Journey Through Coastal Japan, Tetra Pod / Omoe Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. Image © Max Creasy
Tetra Pod / Omoe Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. Image © Max Creasy

In this article, written by Christian Dimmer and illustrated with photographs by Max Creasy, the post-earthquake and tsunami coastal architectural landscape of the Japanese Prefectures of Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi are presented and studied.

Few disasters were as complex and their implications as hard to grasp as the compound calamity of earthquake, tsunami, nuclear meltdown that hit the North-East of Japan on March 11, 2011. While over 500 kilometers of coastline were devastated, the disaster unfolded in each of the hundreds of towns affected differently depending on local topographies, urban morphologies, existing landscape formations, collective memory of past disasters and preparedness, and the social ties within the communities.

Ritsumeikan University / Munemoto Lab + Shinsaku Munemoto Architects & Associates. Community and meeting space for adjacent temporary housing units, designed and built by Ritsumeikan University student volunteers and members of the local community. Image © Max Creasy N Village / Zai Shirakawa Architects. Otsuchicho Namiita Coast. Image © Max Creasy Interior: Ritsumeikan University Munemoto Lab  + Shinsaku Munemoto Architects & Associates. Image © Max Creasy Irony Stations, MotoYoshiChoo (Miyagi Prefecture) / Hirokazu Tohki, Shiga University. New, highly designed filling station that replaces a more simple facility. In addition, the building will function as a roadside market and community shop. Image © Max Creasy +19

Beishu Gallery / Ryuichi Sasaki/Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura/Atelier O

22:00 - 24 June, 2016
Beishu Gallery / Ryuichi Sasaki/Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura/Atelier O, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +13

Tokyo Apartment / Yumiko Miki Architects

17:00 - 24 June, 2016
Tokyo Apartment / Yumiko Miki Architects, © Kenichi-Suzuki
© Kenichi-Suzuki

© Ganko-sha © Ganko-sha © Kenichi-Suzuki © Kenichi-Suzuki +19

Aqua Sports & SPA / COE Architecture International

20:00 - 23 June, 2016
Aqua Sports & SPA  / COE Architecture International, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +34

TRAYS / Naf Architect & Design

17:00 - 22 June, 2016
TRAYS / Naf Architect & Design, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Akio Nakasa (Principal Architect) , Teppei Amano
  • Area

    396.44 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

N Village / Zai Shirakawa architects

20:00 - 21 June, 2016
N Village / Zai Shirakawa architects, © Koji Fujii
© Koji Fujii

© Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii +19

Walk on Water at 'Zero Meter Above Sea Level' Art Installation Exhibit by Ryo Yamada

06:00 - 21 June, 2016
Walk on Water at 'Zero Meter Above Sea Level' Art Installation Exhibit by Ryo Yamada, Courtesy of Ryo Yamada
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada

Japanese artist and architect Ryo Yamada has recently unveiled Zero Meter Above Sea Level, an artwork installation at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Sapporo, Japan.

Constructed at exactly the primeval sea level of its location, the installation helps to visualize the fact that about eight hundred thousand years to one million years ago, Sapporo City—in the area of the Ishikari Lowlands, where the museum currently is located—was covered by ocean water.

Fence House / Hitotomori/Tomoko

20:00 - 20 June, 2016
Fence House / Hitotomori/Tomoko, © Youhei Sasakura
© Youhei Sasakura

© Youhei Sasakura © Youhei Sasakura © Youhei Sasakura © Youhei Sasakura +26

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Student 2016

15:00 - 20 June, 2016
Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Student 2016, Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Student 2016
Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Student 2016

Theme: “Diverse Architecture”

HOUSE VISION Tokyo Returns for Summer 2016 to Exhibit 12 Home Ideas

13:30 - 20 June, 2016
HOUSE VISION Tokyo Returns for Summer 2016 to Exhibit 12 Home Ideas, Courtesy of HOUSE VISION 2016 TOKYO EXHIBITION
Courtesy of HOUSE VISION 2016 TOKYO EXHIBITION

Following the success of the inaugural HOUSE VISION Tokyo in 2013, the exhibition is set to return again this summer under the theme of “Co-Dividual: Split and Connect / Separate and Come Together.” Once again curated by Kenya Hara, designer and creative director for minimalist housewares retailer Muji, the month-long event will tackle the objective of “thinking about how to create new connections between individuals,” as well as build upon the topics explored by its previous edition, namely the ways in which Japanese housing can adapt to recent demographic, technological and cultural shifts, and the vision of the house as the intersection between industries.

This year’s exhibition will feature house designs by top Japanese architects such as Sou Fujimoto, Kengo Kuma, Shigeru Ban and Atelier Bow-Wow, each paired with a leading company to envision and implement new strategies in housing design. The houses will be constructed at full-scale, allowing event-goers to fully experience and reflect upon each design.

Courtesy of HOUSE VISION 2016 TOKYO EXHIBITION Courtesy of HOUSE VISION 2016 TOKYO EXHIBITION Courtesy of HOUSE VISION 2016 TOKYO EXHIBITION Courtesy of HOUSE VISION 2016 TOKYO EXHIBITION +29

Apartment in Minami-Azabu / HMAA

03:00 - 20 June, 2016
Apartment in Minami-Azabu / HMAA, © HMAA
© HMAA

© HMAA © HMAA © HMAA © HMAA +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Minamiazabu, Minato, Tokyo 106-0047, Japan
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

TN Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

19:00 - 17 June, 2016
TN Nursery  / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro, © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue
© Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

© Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue +34

Modelia Days Nakanobu / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura/Atelier O

05:00 - 17 June, 2016
Modelia Days Nakanobu  / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture  + Rieko Okumura/Atelier O, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Bauhaus Neo © Bauhaus Neo +15