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Brother's House / Hiroshi Kuno + Associates

01:00 - 1 June, 2014
Brother's House / Hiroshi Kuno + Associates, Courtesy of Hiroshi Kuno + Associates
Courtesy of Hiroshi Kuno + Associates

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JuuL House / NKS Architects

01:00 - 30 May, 2014
JuuL House / NKS Architects, © Kouji Okamoto
© Kouji Okamoto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yukuhashi, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Noriko, Kaoru Suehito
  • Area

    412.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto +18

Shugoin / Love Architecture

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
Shugoin / Love Architecture, © Katsuhisa Kida
© Katsuhisa Kida

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Ki Se Tsu Hair Salon / iks design

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
© Keisuke Nakagami
© Keisuke Nakagami

© Keisuke Nakagami © Keisuke Nakagami © Keisuke Nakagami © Keisuke Nakagami +15

L’Angolino / GENETO

01:00 - 26 May, 2014
L’Angolino  / GENETO, © Yasutake Kondo
© Yasutake Kondo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tatebayashi, Gunma, Japan
  • Area

    61.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Yasutake Kondo © Yasutake Kondo © Yasutake Kondo © Yasutake Kondo +23

Japanese Architect Launches Second Petition Against Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Stadium

00:00 - 26 May, 2014
Japanese Architect Launches Second Petition Against Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Stadium, Courtesy of ZHA
Courtesy of ZHA

Tokyo-based architect Edward Suzuki has launched another petition against Zaha Hadid's design for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium, claiming it is "overwhelmingly large for the context" and "will desecrate the 'sacred grounds' of Meiji Shrine Outer Gardens". This is the second petition against the design and is intended to support the earlier petition by Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki by providing an equivalent targeted primarily at English speakers, aiming to "pressure our government not only from within but also from outside of our country." You can see the petition in full here.

Grass Cave House / Makiko Tsukada Architects

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
Grass Cave House / Makiko Tsukada Architects, © Shinkenchiku-sha
© Shinkenchiku-sha

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Itoman Gyomin Syokudo / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Itoman Gyomin Syokudo / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop, © Nahoko Koide
© Nahoko Koide

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Tuneful House / FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
Tuneful House / FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects, © Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

© Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada +26

VIDEO: Kengo Kuma on Architecture, Materials And Music

00:00 - 19 May, 2014

In Kengo Kuma’s work you may see influences of light, transparency and materiality. But when visiting the Woodbury School of Architecture in San Diego, Kengo Kuma shared a few of his not so apparent influences, from Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn to jazz music. Make sure to view “Knowing Kuma” to see the architect’s definition of architecture, materials and more.

House for Installation / Jun Murata JAM

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
House for Installation / Jun Murata JAM, Courtesy of Jun Murata
Courtesy of Jun Murata

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House in Kashiwa / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
House in Kashiwa / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop, Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office
Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office
  • Architects

  • Location

    Masuo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
  • Area

    107.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office

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Zenkonyu × Tamping Earth (Work in the Setouchi Triennale 2013) / Tadashi Saito + Atelier NAVE

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
Zenkonyu × Tamping Earth (Work in the Setouchi Triennale 2013) / Tadashi Saito + Atelier NAVE, © Toshihiro Misaki
© Toshihiro Misaki

© Toshihiro Misaki © Toshihiro Misaki © Toshihiro Misaki © Toshihiro Misaki +13

Video: Shibaura House by Kazuyo Sejima

00:00 - 17 May, 2014

As a part of his ongoing film series about Japanese architecture, French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht has created this visual exploration of Kazuyo Sejima’s Shibaura House. Completed in 2011, this five story office space is walled almost entirely in glass and features double-height, split level floors that showcase the paths of travel through the building. The building also features a public cafe on the ground floor, and a roof terrace.

House in Sakura / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

01:00 - 16 May, 2014

In Search Of Invisibility: Jun Aoki's Omiyamae Gymnasium

00:00 - 16 May, 2014
In Search Of Invisibility: Jun Aoki's Omiyamae Gymnasium, © Maria Novozhilova
© Maria Novozhilova

Japanese architect Jun Aoki is famous, above all, for his rather object-like buildings. Although some of his works explore the theme of ephemerality, most are visually quite striking. That said, his new work, just completed in a small town near Tokyo (Suginami district), searches for invisibility. The huge volume of the covered sports hall Omiyamae Gymnasium is hidden. Approaching to the building, one sees only two ellipse-shaped one-floor structures. Lower than the surrounding city, tailored from small private houses, the newcomer does not stand out at all.

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E House / Hannat Architects

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
E House / Hannat Architects, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

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Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki Petition Against Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic Stadium

01:00 - 14 May, 2014
Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki Petition Against Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic Stadium, © ZHA
© ZHA

Though it seemed a compromise was met last October, when Japan’s minister of education, Hakubun Shimomura announced plans to reduce the cost and scale of the Zaha Hadid-designed Tokyo Olympic Stadium, the debate rages on.  

Pritzker laureates Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki have launched an online petition to “defend the ginko tree-lined landscape of blue sky and Jingu Outer Gardens” from the construction of Hadid’s “oversized” stadium. 

The petition (now with more than 13,000 signatures) urges the Japan Sports Council, who hand selected Hadid’s winning design alongside Tadao Ando, to reconsider upgrading the existing Meiji Jingo Gaien Stadium and the gardens surrounding it. This solution, they believe, is a more affordable and sustainable alternative that would prevent the relocation of nearby residents. 

Take a tour though Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium and share your thoughts about the design (and petition), after the break...