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Times Transplantation Building / Nano Architects

© Yasunori Hidaka
© Yasunori Hidaka
  • Architects: Nano Architects
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Nano Architects
  • Designer: Yasuhiro Shinano
  • Area: 58.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Yasunori Hidaka

© Yasunori Hidaka © Yasunori Hidaka © Yasunori Hidaka © Yasunori Hidaka

ABC Center House / Kakuro Odagi + Daisuke Narushima

  • Architects: Kakuro Odagi, Daisuke Narushima
  • Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Area: 93.44 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano

end…Link Beauty Salon / Yasunari Tsukada Design

© Stirling Elmendorf © Stirling Elmendorf © Stirling Elmendorf © Stirling Elmendorf

Living with Sun Light / MOVEDESIGN

© Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane
  • Architects: MOVEDESIGN
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: MOVEDESIGN
  • Designer: Mikio Sakamoto
  • Area: 154.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Yousuke Harigane

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

Kadokeshi / +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki

  • Architects: +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki
  • Location: Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan
  • Architects: Shintaro Matsushita, Takashi Suzuki
  • Construction: Hikari Construction Company
  • Area: 124.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai

W-House / Uchida Architect Design Office

  • Architects: Uchida Architect Design Office
  • Location: Oita, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Uchida Architect Design Office
  • Constructional Engine: Hashimoto Kensetsu
  • Area: 78.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Kawano

© Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano

Belvedere / MOVEDESIGN

  • Architects: MOVEDESIGN
  • Location: Nagasaki, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Mikio Sakamoto
  • Area: 148.83 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Yosuke Harigane

© Yosuke Harigane © Yosuke Harigane © Yosuke Harigane © Yosuke Harigane

Shino / Kimura Matsumoto

© Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada
  • Architects: Kimura Matsumoto
  • Location: Wakayama, Japan
  • Structure Engineers: Eisuke Mitsuda
  • Area: 118.5 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Yuko Tada

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada

Brownie / Uchida Architect Design Office

© Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano

T-Nursery / Uchida Architect Design Office

© Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano

NN House / Kozo Yamamoto

  • Architects: Kozo Yamamoto
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Structural Engineer: a・s・t atelier
  • Contractor: B・L home
  • Area: 61.59 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Koichi Torimura

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

House in Minoh2 / Fujiwarramuro Architects

© Shintaro Fujiwara
© Shintaro Fujiwara
  • Architects: Fujiwarramuro Architects
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Shintaro Fujiwara, Yoshio Muro
  • Area: 70.26 sqm
  • Photographs: Shintaro Fujiwara, Eiji Tomita

© Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita © Shintaro Fujiwara © Shintaro Fujiwara

Coach Omotesando Flagship / OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Partner In Charge: Shohei Shigematsu
  • Project Architect: Rami Abou Khalil
  • Team: Yolanda do Campo, Benedict Clouette with Jackie Woon Bae, Cass Nakashima, Phillip Poon, David Theisz
  • Area: 444.75 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

House in Matubara / Fujiwarramuro Architects

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano

House in Kawachinagano / Fujiwarramuro Architects

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano

'Shigeru Ban – Architecture and Humanitarian Activities' Exhibition

Currently taking place at the Art Tower Mito's Contemporary Art Gallery and Plaza until May 12, the 'Shigeru Ban – Architecture and Humanitarian Activities'  exhibition is the architect's largest exhibition and encourages visitors to think about the architect's role in society. From his early works and a pioneering new architectural material to an ongoing disaster project, the exhibition explores the diverse activities and achievements of the architect as well as his vision and spirit to challenge social issues and disasters. Featuring architectural models, mock-ups, photographs, videos of his major and important works, and furniture, Ban is known for his innovative work constructed by developing or applying building materials from objects already existing in our everyday lives. For more information, please visit here.