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Scaled Back House / ROOVICE

  • Architects: ROOVICE
  • Location: Kamakura City, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Design: Masayoshi Otsubo, Fumie Otsubo(Otsubo Design) Nov Fukui(ROOVICE inc.)
  • Construction in charge: Nov Fukui, Motomi Kuroda, Ryota Arai(ROOVICE inc.)
  • Area: 121.34 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ROOVICE

Courtesy of ROOVICE Courtesy of ROOVICE Courtesy of ROOVICE Courtesy of ROOVICE

House In Mishuku Ⅱ / Nobuo Araki

© Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken

MIY / NI&Co. Architects

  • Architects: NI&Co. Architects
  • Location: Nagoya, Japan
  • Collaborators: Yurisha
  • Structure Engineer: Toshihisa Nakano
  • Contractor: Kanou Koumuten
  • Property Management: Nagoya Property Management Co.
  • Developer: Miyataku Co.
  • Area: 428.92 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hiroshi Tanigawa

© Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa

+ House / ninkipen!

  • Architects: ninkipen!
  • Location: Kawasaki city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Construction: es co.,ltd
  • Area: 73.6 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Hiroki Kawata

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

Step Tower / EASTERN Design Office

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura
  • Architects: EASTERN Design Office
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Structural Engineering: IHARA STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
  • Contractor: Matsumotogumi Co., Ltd
  • Area: 384.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura

White Collage / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

© Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

© Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai

Shining Deep Well / MOVEDESIGN

  • Architects: MOVEDESIGN
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Designer: Mikio Sakamoto
  • Area: 159.94 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Yousuke Harigane

© Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane

House with Gardens / Tetsuo Kondo Architects

  • Architects: Tetsuo Kondo Architects
  • Location: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Structural Engineer: Konishi Structural Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineer: ES Associates
  • Area: 136.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Ken’ichi Suzuki

© Ken’ichi Suzuki © Ken’ichi Suzuki © Ken’ichi Suzuki © Ken’ichi Suzuki

House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe

  • Architects: Naoko Horibe
  • Location: Tokushima, Japan
  • Area: 92.91 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Kaori Ichikawa

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

Lifted-Garden House / acaa

  • Architects: acaa
  • Location: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Kazuhiko Kishimoto
  • Area: 618.19 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda

White Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

© Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai

Hut with the Arc Wall / Tato Architects

© Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki

House-K / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

© Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai

House in Yamakawa / Naoko Horibe

  • Architects: Naoko Horibe
  • Location: Tokushima, Japan
  • Area: 151.14 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Kaori Ichikawa

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

House in Chayagasaka / Tetsuo Kondo Architects

  • Architects: Tetsuo Kondo Architects
  • Location: Aichi, Japan
  • Structural Engineer: Konishi Structural Engineers
  • Area: 97.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan, Ken’ichi Suzuki

© Ken’ichi Suzuki © Ken’ichi Suzuki ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan

AD Classics: The Kyoto International Conference Center / Sachio Otani

The International conference center in Kyoto is a geometric megastructure of exposed, reinforced concrete designed by Japanese architect Sachio Otani in 1963. Although relatively unknown, the Center is a unique, Modern masterpiece that re-interprets traditional Japanese architecture and asserts itself powerfully into its peaceful, natural surroundings. 

Read more after the break...

The main conference hall, via www.congre.co.jp Photo by satti07 via flickr.com/photos/satti07 Photo by Gili Merin Photo by Gili Merin