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Half & Half House / Naf Architect & Design

  • Architects: Naf Architect & Design
  • Location: Setagaya, Setagaya, Tokyo 154-0017, Japan
  • Architects In Charge: Akio Nakasa (Principal Architect), Teppei Amano
  • Area: 47.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

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

Toshiko Mori Calls Tokyo's At-Risk Hotel Okura "A Very Beautiful Orphan Child"

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With the planned demolition of Hotel Okura in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games fast approaching, architects and designers have rallied around the Modernist icon, calling for its preservation. In the latest and most high profile campaign, Japanese architect Toshiko Mori and Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier have joined forces to span a breadth of platforms from a symposium held last November to an Instagram hashtag (#mymomentatokura) sharing images of the beloved hotel. Most recently, Mori sat down with Architectural Digest to discuss her passion for Hotel Okura, the origins of the campaign, and Japanese Modernism. Read the full interview and see why Mori says Hotel Okura is "a very beautiful orphan child," here

Colors / CUBO Design Architect

  • Architects: CUBO Design Architect
  • Location: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects In Charge: Hitoshi Saruta, Suguru Fujiyama, Tomonori Takauchi
  • Area: 226.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Yasuno Sakata

© Yasuno Sakata © Yasuno Sakata © Yasuno Sakata © Yasuno Sakata

Video: Sou Fujimoto's Polyhedral Naoshima Pavilion Opens in Japan

Tokyo-based French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht has captured the opening of Sou Fujimoto’s polyhedral Naoshima Pavilion on the Kagawa shoreline in Japan. The inhabitable, seven-meter, white stainless steel structure is part of the 2016 Setouchi Triennale. Watch the video above for a closer look.

Miu Miu Aoyama Store / Herzog & de Meuron

© Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners

Shichigahama Tohyama Nursery / Takahashi Ippei Office

  • Architects: Takahashi Ippei Office
  • Location: Shichigahama, Miyagi District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 1069.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan

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

House for Dairy Farmers / Osamu Tsukihashi + Architects Teehouse

© Sadao Hotta © Sadao Hotta © Sadao Hotta © Sadao Hotta

SEPA / +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki

  • Architects: +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Shintaro Matsushita, Takashi Suzuki
  • Construction: Miki Construction Company
  • Area: 89.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai

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

N10-house / Masahiko Sato

  • Architects: Masahiko Sato
  • Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 207.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Ishii Norihisa

© Ishii Norihisa © Ishii Norihisa © Ishii Norihisa © Ishii Norihisa

Sandwich Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects

  • Architects: Ikeda Yukie Architects
  • Location: Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects In Charge: Ikeda Yukie, Ohno Toshiharu
  • Area: 120.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Koichi Torimura

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

Wave House / APOLLO Architects & Associates

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Location: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Satoshi Kurosaki
  • Area: 104.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa

I2-house / Masahiko Sato

  • Architects: Masahiko Sato
  • Location: Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 52.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Ishii Norihisa

© Ishii Norihisa © Ishii Norihisa © Ishii Norihisa © Ishii Norihisa

Re-Toyosaki / Coil Kazuteru Matumura Architects

© Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda

SHR House / Sun Tan architects Studio

  • Architects: Sun Tan architects Studio
  • Location: Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
  • Collaborators: Munehiro Minakawa
  • Area: 340.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Kenji Masunaga, Courtesy of Sun Tan architects Studio

© Kenji Masunaga © Kenji Masunaga © Kenji Masunaga © Kenji Masunaga

Company Building in Kanagawa / HMAA

  • Architects: HMAA
  • Location: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 218.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nobuki Taoaka

© Nobuki Taoaka © Nobuki Taoaka © Nobuki Taoaka © Nobuki Taoaka

House in Itsuura / Life Style Koubou

  • Architects: Life Style Koubou
  • Location: 2083 Ōtsuchō, Kitaibaraki-shi, Ibaraki-ken 319-1702, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Kotaro Anzai, Nawakenji-m, Kenji nawa
  • Construction: Life Style Koubou + Anzai Construction Co., Ltd
  • Project Manager: Koutarou Anzai
  • Area: 204.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Life Style Koubou

Courtesy of Life Style Koubou Courtesy of Life Style Koubou Courtesy of Life Style Koubou Courtesy of Life Style Koubou