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Tomihiro Art Museum / aat + makoto yokomizo

23:00 - 18 May, 2015
Tomihiro Art Museum / aat + makoto yokomizo, © Shigeru Ohno
© Shigeru Ohno

© Makoto Yokomizo © Shigeru Ohno © Makoto Yokomizo © Shigeru Ohno + 33

Complex / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

20:00 - 18 May, 2015
Complex / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects, © Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

© Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada + 33

MAD Transforms Japanese Home into Unconventional Kindergarten and Residence

14:15 - 18 May, 2015
MAD Transforms Japanese Home into Unconventional Kindergarten and Residence, © MAD
© MAD

MAD Architects have broken ground on their first project in Japan, the "Clover House" kindergarten. "A kindergarten that feels like home," as MAD describes, the renovation project is transforming an existing 105 square-meter home in Okazaki, Aichi, into a fully functioning education institution that caters to students during the day and provides a home for its teachers at night.

Part of the original home's wood structure will be reused and incorporated into the new building's design. It's "signature" pitched roof will create a "dynamic interior space," while preserving some of the owner's past memories. 

Hybrid Wooden House / Architecture Studio Nolla

21:00 - 16 May, 2015
Hybrid Wooden House / Architecture Studio Nolla, © Yosuke Harigane
© Yosuke Harigane

© Yosuke Harigane © Yosuke Harigane © Yosuke Harigane © Yosuke Harigane + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kagoshima, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Atsushi Takano + Makiko Takano
  • Structural Engineer

    Hf Structural Design / Hiroshi Fukuyama
  • Area

    104.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Vision Atelier / Takehiko Nez Architects

23:00 - 15 May, 2015
Vision Atelier / Takehiko Nez Architects, © Tomohiro Saruyama
© Tomohiro Saruyama

© Tomohiro Saruyama © Tomohiro Saruyama © Tomohiro Saruyama © Tomohiro Saruyama + 14

Checkered House / Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office

18:00 - 14 May, 2015
Checkered House / Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura + 19

JR Onagawa Station / Shigeru Ban Architects

23:00 - 13 May, 2015
JR Onagawa Station / Shigeru Ban Architects, © Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Onagawa Station, Onagawahama, Onagawa, Oshika District, Miyagi Prefecture 986-2261, Japan
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Light Cave / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

19:00 - 12 May, 2015
Light Cave / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects, © Tetsu Hiraga
© Tetsu Hiraga

© Tetsu Hiraga © Tetsu Hiraga © Tetsu Hiraga © Tetsu Hiraga + 10

TER house / Kikumi Kusumoto | Ks ARCHITECTS

20:00 - 11 May, 2015
TER house / Kikumi Kusumoto | Ks ARCHITECTS, © Katsuzi Matsuo
© Katsuzi Matsuo

© Katsuzi Matsuo © Katsuzi Matsuo © Katsuzi Matsuo © Katsuzi Matsuo + 27

Passo Novita / Oska&Partners

21:00 - 7 May, 2015
Passo Novita / Oska&Partners, © kentahasegawa
© kentahasegawa

© kentahasegawa © kentahasegawa © kentahasegawa © kentahasegawa + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Midorigaoka, Yachiyo, Chiba Prefecture 276-0049, Japan
  • Collaborators

    LGROW lighting planning room
  • Area

    497.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

An Interactive Look at Japan's Tall Building History

09:40 - 7 May, 2015
An Interactive Look at Japan's Tall Building History, Japan's tallest skyscraper, Abeno Harukas. Image © Hisao Suzuki
Japan's tallest skyscraper, Abeno Harukas. Image © Hisao Suzuki

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

21:00 - 3 May, 2015
Farmhouse / Minako Wakasa , © Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

© Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada + 13

  • Architects

    Minako Wakasa
  • Location

    Japan
  • Collaborator

    Motoaki Sano
  • Site Area

    359,48m²
  • Area

    156.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Towada Community Plaza / Kengo Kuma & Associates

21:00 - 30 April, 2015
Towada Community Plaza / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Kenta Hasegawa
© Kenta Hasegawa

© Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Towada, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
  • Construction

    Atsushi Sato structural design firm
  • Area

    1875.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

KOU-AN Glass Tea House / Tokujin Yoshioka

20:00 - 30 April, 2015
KOU-AN Glass Tea House / Tokujin Yoshioka, © Yasutake Kondo
© Yasutake Kondo

Courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka © Yasutake Kondo Courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka © Yasutake Kondo + 32

Video: House N by Sou Fujimoto

13:30 - 30 April, 2015

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

23:00 - 29 April, 2015
MA of Wind / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates, © Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

© Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa + 20

Circle House / Kichi Architectural Design

20:00 - 29 April, 2015
Circle House / Kichi Architectural Design, © Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa + 22

Framing House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

23:00 - 28 April, 2015
Framing House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects, © Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

© Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada + 28