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Users Create the Color in this Super-Sized Kaleidoscope

00:00 - 3 August, 2014
Users Create the Color in this Super-Sized Kaleidoscope, Courtesy of Shirane-Miyazaki
Courtesy of Shirane-Miyazaki

2013 KOBE Biennale visitors had the opportunity to experience the magic of a kaleidoscope in a whole new way thanks to Saya Miyazaki and Masakazu Shiranes' award-winning installation. The psychedelic polyhedral installation was designed for the Art Container Contest, which challenged participants to create interesting environments within the confines of a single shipping container. As visitors meandered through the installation, they became active participants – rather than passive observers – in the kaleidoscope's constantly changing appearance. For more images and information, continue after the break. 

Courtesy of Shirane-Miyazaki Courtesy of Shirane-Miyazaki Courtesy of Shirane-Miyazaki Courtesy of Shirane-Miyazaki +5

A-2 House / Architect Show

01:00 - 31 July, 2014
A-2 House / Architect Show, © Toshihisa Ishii
© Toshihisa Ishii

© Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Masahiko Sato
  • Builder

    Shiraishi construction Co.,Ltd
  • Area

    195.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Patio / Yaita and Associates

01:00 - 31 July, 2014
Patio / Yaita and Associates, © Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa

© Shigeo Ogawa © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shigeo Ogawa © Shinkenchiku-sha +26

HOUSE-K / K2YT

01:00 - 30 July, 2014
HOUSE-K / K2YT, © Satoshi Asakawa
© Satoshi Asakawa

© Satoshi Asakawa © Satoshi Asakawa © Satoshi Asakawa © Satoshi Asakawa +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Consult

    Takeshi Suzuki
  • Area

    291.0 sqm
  • Photographs

House in Gokurakuji / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
House in Gokurakuji / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates, © Shinkenchiku-sha
© Shinkenchiku-sha

© Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha +19

Kobato Nursery School / so1architect

01:00 - 28 July, 2014
Kobato Nursery School / so1architect, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Soichi Yamasaki
  • Area

    1098.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture's Installation of Floating, Perforated Membranes

01:00 - 27 July, 2014
Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture's Installation of Floating, Perforated Membranes, © Issei Mori
© Issei Mori

Japanese firm Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture's "Fusionner 1.0" was on display this past March at the White Gallery Cube in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The installation consisted of two horizontal floating membranes stretched across a simple rectilinear room, dividing the space vertically into three sections.

© Issei Mori © Mitsuru Narihara Courtesy of Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture Courtesy of Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture +16

House In Iizuka / Rhythmdesign

01:00 - 27 July, 2014
House In Iizuka / Rhythmdesign, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rakuichi, Iizuka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kenichiro Ide
  • Design Team

    Kenichiro Ide, Mariko Shimada
  • Area

    69.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

House in Tomigusuku / Rhythmdesign

01:00 - 24 July, 2014
House in Tomigusuku / Rhythmdesign, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tomigusuku, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kenichiro Ide
  • Design Team

    Kenichiro Ide, Yuta Kinai
  • Area

    64.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Wine & Sweets Tsumons / CASE-REAL

01:00 - 24 July, 2014
Wine & Sweets Tsumons  / CASE-REAL, © Hiroshi Mizusaki
© Hiroshi Mizusaki

© Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Koichi Futatusmata, Tomoki Katada
  • Area

    65.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Tokyo's Modernist Gem, Hotel Okura, To Be Demolished

00:00 - 24 July, 2014
Tokyo's Modernist Gem, Hotel Okura, To Be Demolished, via Wikipedia
via Wikipedia

Talk about Modernist Japanese architecture, and you can hardly fail to bring up Tokyo's Hotel Okura. Built in 1962 under the design direction of Yoshiro Taniguchi, Hideo Kosaka, Shiko Munakata, and Kenkichi Tomimoto, the hotel has long been a landmark not only for the city, but for Japan. Now, however, the hotel's owners have decided that the main building for the hotel will be demolished in September of 2015, with a new hotel taking its place. To learn more - including how to sign the petition for preservation - keep reading after the break.

Style Bakery / SNARK

01:00 - 24 July, 2014
Style Bakery / SNARK, © Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hamamatsucho, Kiryu, Gunma, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Sunao Koase,Yu Yamada
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Photographs

KORO House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

01:00 - 23 July, 2014
KORO House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates, Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    68.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Sunomata / Keitaro Muto

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Sunomata / Keitaro Muto, © Teruaki Yoshiike
© Teruaki Yoshiike

© Teruaki Yoshiike © Teruaki Yoshiike © Teruaki Yoshiike © Teruaki Yoshiike +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ogaki, Misasa, Tohaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    186.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Mino Nursery School 7 / Atelier Zo

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Mino Nursery School 7 / Atelier Zo, Courtesy of Atelier Zo
Courtesy of Atelier Zo

Courtesy of Atelier Zo Courtesy of Atelier Zo Courtesy of Atelier Zo Courtesy of Atelier Zo +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mino, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    473.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Kosei Kumoyama, Keiko Hirota, Sawazaki Kensetsu, Atelier ZO

House in Nishimikuni / Arbol Design

01:00 - 20 July, 2014
© Yasunori Shimomura
© Yasunori Shimomura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nishimikuni, Yodogawa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    92.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura +17

House for Viewing the Mountain / Kawashima Mayumi Architects Design

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
House for Viewing the Mountain / Kawashima Mayumi Architects Design, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +12

Cosmic / UID

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
Cosmic / UID, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Keisuke Maeda
  • Area

    611.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Hiroshi Ueda , Courtesy of UID