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P2Villa Shinsyo / Szki Architects

01:00 - 28 August, 2014
P2Villa Shinsyo / Szki Architects, © Katsuya Suzuki’
© Katsuya Suzuki’

© Katsuya Suzuki’ © Katsuya Suzuki’ © Katsuya Suzuki’ © Katsuya Suzuki’ +17

Japanese and Chilean Architects Collaborate to Design Houses for the Ochoalcubo Project

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Japanese and Chilean Architects Collaborate to Design Houses for the Ochoalcubo Project, Kengo Kuma's proposal. Image Courtesy of Ochoalcubo
Kengo Kuma's proposal. Image Courtesy of Ochoalcubo

Ochoalcubo (Eight-Cubed) is a pioneering project in Chile that seeks to unite leading Chilean and Japanese practices with ground-breaking architecture. The collaborative enterprise was started by Eduardo Godoy, a design impresario who began working in Chile in the 1980s and who has always been a strong advocate for innovative design and architecture in the country. For a nation that boasts more than forty individual schools of architecture, the ever growing number of professionals seems to have had a relatively small impact on Chilean cities. Faced with the seemingly infinite landscape of 'cookie-cutter housing' in the suburbs, Godoy implemented Ochoalcubo in order to provide opportunities for young professionals, alongside fostering a new kind of appreciation for the profession itself. With a large number of architects having taken part in the first stage, including Smiljan Radic (designer of the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion), the third and fourth stage of what is certainly one of the world's largest active architectural laboratories will be launched in the coming days.

See images from all sixteen proposals from third and fourth stages of the Ochoalcubo project, including those by SANAASou FujimotoKengo KumaAlejandro Aravena and Atelier Bow Wow, after the break.

S Gallery & Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
S Gallery & Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates, Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mie Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    173.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

North Garden House / y+M

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
North Garden House / y+M, Courtesy of y+M design office
Courtesy of y+M design office

Courtesy of y+M design office Courtesy of y+M design office Courtesy of y+M design office Courtesy of y+M design office +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nara, Nara, Japan
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of y+M design office

Why Not Hand A Hermit Crab a Shelter?

01:00 - 24 August, 2014
Why Not Hand A Hermit Crab a Shelter?, © Aki Inomata
© Aki Inomata

How could hermit crabs teach us a lesson about world peace? In her project, titled, "Why Not Hand Over a "Shelter" to Hermit Crabs?" Japanese media design artist Aki Inomata is inspired by hermit crabs' peaceable exchange of their shells, a metaphor for the peaceful exchange of land between countries. Exploring the theme further, she designs new shelters in the shape of world cities, and provides new homes for the crabs which represent the abstract perception of changing nationalities and identities.

© Aki Inomata © Aki Inomata © Aki Inomata © Aki Inomata +20

Japanese Artist Hand-Crafts Intricate Three Dimensional Paperscapes

01:00 - 23 August, 2014
© Katsumi Hayakawa
© Katsumi Hayakawa

Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa's "Paperworks" exhibition explores the impression of architectural density through delicate three-dimensional installations. The intricate sculptures were all hand-crafted piece by piece out of paper and glue, creating an awe-inspiring assemblage of multi-layered urban conditions at different scales. For more information and images, keep reading after the break. 

© Katsumi Hayakawa © Katsumi Hayakawa © Katsumi Hayakawa © Katsumi Hayakawa +36

Orandajima House Community Centre / Martin van der Linden + Ayumu Ota + Yuko Kawakita

01:00 - 23 August, 2014
Orandajima House Community Centre / Martin van der Linden +  Ayumu Ota + Yuko Kawakita, © Josh Lieberman
© Josh Lieberman

© Josh Lieberman © Josh Lieberman © Josh Lieberman Courtesy of Martin van der Linden + Ayumu Ota + Yuko Kawakita +22

House of a Backstage / y+M

01:00 - 22 August, 2014
House of a Backstage / y+M, © Nacasa & Partners
© Nacasa & Partners

© Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners +23

Ryo Yamada's Installation Connects Garden Goers to the Sky

00:00 - 15 August, 2014
Ryo Yamada's Installation Connects Garden Goers to the Sky, Courtesy of Ryo Yamada
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada

Ryo Yamada's "Air Garden" installation is a passage, but not in the traditional sense of the word. It's not a passage that connects one point to another, since the walkway does not lead to a tangible destination, but rather a passage that connects an enclosed garden to the vastness of the open sky. The artist believes everyone shares a common desire for the sky, which represents freedom and equality. Read on after the break for more information, images and a video.

Courtesy of Ryo Yamada Courtesy of Ryo Yamada Courtesy of Ryo Yamada Courtesy of Ryo Yamada +12

IZAMA / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
IZAMA / Yuko Nagayama & Associates, © Nobutada Omote
© Nobutada Omote

© Nobutada Omote © Nobutada Omote © Nobutada Omote © Nobutada Omote +17

SPIRAL / Be-Fun Design

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
SPIRAL / Be-Fun Design, © Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Tsuyoshi Shindo
  • Area

    47.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

O Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

01:00 - 13 August, 2014
O Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates, Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Area

    298.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Transustainable House / SUGAWARADAISUKE

01:00 - 12 August, 2014
Transustainable House / SUGAWARADAISUKE, © Jérémie Souteyrat
© Jérémie Souteyrat

© Jérémie Souteyrat © Jérémie Souteyrat © Jérémie Souteyrat © Jérémie Souteyrat +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chofu, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Daisuke Sugawara, Noriyuki Ueakasaka, Hiroshi Narahara
  • Design Development

    SUGAWARADAISUKE
  • Area

    38.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Fusionner2.0-Paper cave / Kotaro Horiuchi

01:00 - 12 August, 2014
Fusionner2.0-Paper cave / Kotaro Horiuchi, © Issei Mori
© Issei Mori

© Issei Mori © Issei Mori Courtesy of Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture Courtesy of Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture +21

K5-House / Architect Show

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
© Toshihisa Ishii
© Toshihisa Ishii
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Masahiko Sato
  • Area

    135.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii +21

LUZ shirokane / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
LUZ shirokane / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates, © Akinobu Kawabe
© Akinobu Kawabe

© Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe +22

FOO / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 10 August, 2014
FOO / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +24

Kaminoge House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

01:00 - 8 August, 2014
Kaminoge House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +15