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Minamihara 3645 / Yasui Hideo Atelier

  • Architects: Yasui Hideo Atelier
  • Location: Nagano, Japan
  • Area: 164.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

Small House / FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

© Kei Nakajima © Kei Nakajima © Kei Nakajima © Kei Nakajima

Hachiouji House / Krew Architects

  • Architects: Krew Architects
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Krew Architects
  • Design Team: Ryosuke Kanayama, Tadashi Kawarasaki
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Krew Architects

Courtesy of Krew Architects Courtesy of Krew Architects Courtesy of Krew Architects Courtesy of Krew Architects

House in Keyaki / SNARK + OUVI

© Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa
  • Architects: SNARK + OUVI
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan.
  • Architect In Charge: Sunao Koase, Yu Yamada, Shin Yokoo
  • Structural Engineer: Shin Yokoo
  • General Constructors: Yasumatsu Takken
  • Area: 10313.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa

House in Minoh / Fujiwarramuro Architects

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

Yatsugatake Villa / MDS

  • Architects: MDS
  • Location: Hokuto-City, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura
  • Area: 110.01 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

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

Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Ekoda Branch / Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

© Daisuke Shima
© Daisuke Shima
  • Architects: Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design
  • Location: Nerima-ku, Tokyo
  • Architect In Charge: Emmanuelle Moureaux
  • Interior Design: Emmanuelle Moureaux
  • General Contractor: Shiraishi Construction Corporation
  • Area: 57408.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Daisuke Shima

© Daisuke Shima © Daisuke Shima © Daisuke Shima © Daisuke Shima

Y-Clinic / ARCO Architects

© Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa
  • Architects: ARCO Architects
  • Location: Tsuchiura , Ibaraki , Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Kimitaka Aoki
  • Structural Engineer: Yasuhiro Kaneda
  • Area: 1989.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa

House in Muko / Fujiwarramuro Architects

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

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

A house in Kitashirakawa / Méga

© Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino
  • Architects: Méga
  • Location: Kyoto-city, Kyoto, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Dai Nagasaka
  • Project Team: Méga (Dai Nagasaka, Megumi Kojima)
  • Area: 91.62 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Kei Sugino

© Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino

Fukasawa House / MDS

  • Architects: MDS
  • Location: Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura
  • Area: 94.82 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura

© Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura © Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura © Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura © Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura

Ailereve / Yasui Hideo Atelier

  • Architects: Yasui Hideo Atelier
  • Location: Kochi, Kochi
  • Architect In Charge: Yasui Hideo Atelier
  • Area: 18202.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

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House in Hanoura / Fujiwarramuro Architects

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

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

A house in Fujimi-cho / Méga

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda
  • Architects: Méga
  • Location: Hiratsuka-city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Dai Nagasaka
  • Project Team: Méga (Dai Nagasaka, Ikue Tanaka)
  • Area: 170.83 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

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

House in Hakusan / Fujiwarramuro Architects

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

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

'The Twist': Tokyo Olympic Stadium Competition Entry / MenoMenoPiu Architects + FHF Architectes

Courtesy of MenoMenoPiu Architects + FHF Architectes
Courtesy of MenoMenoPiu Architects + FHF Architectes

Designed as a city fragment, not only as a sports stadium, the design by MenoMenoPiu Architects + FHF Architectes is an attractor: innovative and a generator of vitality. Given the name The Twist, their proposal for the Tokyo Olmpic Stadium is expanding in order to better reach users requirements: proximity, diversity, and accessibility. Their conept, unlike other conventional stadiums, is an elliptical spiral which is gradually unrolling and forming. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AD Classics: Odate Dome / Toyo Ito

The Odate Dome in the Akita Prefecture of Japan was completed by Toyo Ito in June 1997. The project is another example of the architect's impressive canon, making use of cutting edge technology and bringing architecture closer to people. Seemingly floating a few meters above the ground, the dome leaves space for the people to flow in comfortably, while the use of wood is itself a way of bringing nature into architecture while adopting the latest technological advancements.