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Café Cicero / ALTS Design Office

17:00 - 3 November, 2016
Café Cicero / ALTS Design Office, © Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida
© Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida

© Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida © Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida © Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida © Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida +20

Villa in Yoron / Case-Real

19:00 - 1 November, 2016
Villa in Yoron / Case-Real, © Hiroshi Mizusaki
© Hiroshi Mizusaki

© Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki +29

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line “Trend Area” Station Design Competition

10:30 - 1 November, 2016
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line “Trend Area” Station Design Competition, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Regarding the renewal project of Ginza Line whose 90th anniversary will come in 2017, Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. has been holding a series of design competitions since December 2012, which invites various ideas to make the Ginza Line more attractive.

Following the last competition for “Business Area,” the 5th edition of TOKYO METRO GINZA LINE STATION DESIGN COMPETITION will feature “TREND AREA” of the Aoyama-itchome, Gaiemmae, and Omote-sando stations. Tokyo Metro invites proposals widely.

Castle Town Orthodontic Bruno / TSC Architects

22:00 - 31 October, 2016
Castle Town Orthodontic Bruno  / TSC Architects, © Masato Kawano / Nacasa & Partners
© Masato Kawano / Nacasa & Partners

© Masato Kawano / Nacasa & Partners © Masato Kawano / Nacasa & Partners © Masato Kawano / Nacasa & Partners © Masato Kawano / Nacasa & Partners +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yoshiaki Tanaka/TSC Architects
  • Area

    240.58 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Warehouse Renovation / Yabashi architects & associates

19:00 - 31 October, 2016
Warehouse Renovation / Yabashi architects & associates, © Tohru Yabashi
© Tohru Yabashi

© Tohru Yabashi  © Tohru Yabashi  © Tohru Yabashi  © Tohru Yabashi  +9

Small Room-Small Green / JAM

20:00 - 28 October, 2016
Small Room-Small Green / JAM, Courtesy of Jun Murata
Courtesy of Jun Murata

Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jun Murata
  • Area

    24.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

Tokyo Vertical Cemetery Competition Winners Announced

06:00 - 27 October, 2016
Tokyo Vertical Cemetery Competition Winners Announced, Courtesy of Arch Out Loud
Courtesy of Arch Out Loud

Architectural research initiative arch out loud has announced the winners of Tokyo Vertical Cemetery, its international open ideas competition that sought solutions to Tokyo’s rising issue of burial space. 

Sited in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, the competition challenged architects and designers to develop proposals for a vertical cemetery that explores the relationship between life and death in the city while taking into account the cultural identity that is tied to death.

From 460 proposals representing 54 countries and six continents, one winner and three runners-up were selected by a jury including David Adjaye, Tom Wiscombe, Alison Killing, and more.

The winners of the Tokyo Vertical Cemetery competition are:

Koumori-An 1945-2015 / Atsumasa Tamura Design Office

20:00 - 26 October, 2016
Koumori-An 1945-2015 / Atsumasa Tamura Design Office, © Sohei Terui
© Sohei Terui

© Sohei Terui            © Sohei Terui            © Sohei Terui            © Sohei Terui            +22

Oyamadai House / frontofficetokyo

20:00 - 20 October, 2016
Oyamadai House / frontofficetokyo, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Will Galloway, Koen Klinkers, Misuzu Yoshikawa, Joris Berkhout
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

Hirano Clinic / TSC Architects

19:00 - 17 October, 2016
Hirano Clinic / TSC Architects, © Masato Kawano / Nacasa&Partners Inc.
© Masato Kawano / Nacasa&Partners Inc.

© Masato Kawano / Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Masato Kawano / Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Masato Kawano / Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Masato Kawano / Nacasa&Partners Inc. +26

DESCENTE BLANC Marunouchi / Schemata Architects

17:00 - 17 October, 2016

© Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa +13

Hotel ICHINICHI / Aida Atelier

22:00 - 14 October, 2016
Hotel ICHINICHI  / Aida Atelier, © Tatsuya Noaki
© Tatsuya Noaki

© Tatsuya Noaki © Tatsuya Noaki © Tatsuya Noaki © Tatsuya Noaki +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Akabane, Kita, Tokyo 115-0045, Japan
  • Area

    371.83 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Yamashina House / ALTS Design Office

19:00 - 13 October, 2016
Yamashina House / ALTS Design Office, © Fuji-shokai, Masahiko nishida
© Fuji-shokai, Masahiko nishida

© Fuji-shokai, Masahiko nishida © Fuji-shokai, Masahiko nishida © Fuji-shokai, Masahiko nishida © Fuji-shokai, Masahiko nishida +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mukō-shi, Japan
  • Creative, Design and Art Director

    Sumiou Mizumoto
  • Area

    83.22 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

UNPLAN Kagurazaka / Aida Atelier

19:00 - 10 October, 2016
UNPLAN Kagurazaka / Aida Atelier, © Tatsuya Noaki
© Tatsuya Noaki

© Tatsuya Noaki © Tatsuya Noaki © Tatsuya Noaki © Tatsuya Noaki +24

House of Fluctuations / Satoru Hirota Architects

20:00 - 9 October, 2016
House of Fluctuations / Satoru Hirota Architects, © Satoru Hirota Architects
© Satoru Hirota Architects

© Satoru Hirota Architects © Satoru Hirota Architects © Satoru Hirota Architects © Satoru Hirota Architects +38

This Kickstarter Campaign is 3D Printing Tokyo in 100 Pieces

09:30 - 8 October, 2016

Have you ever wanted to look over an entire city from the comfort of your own desk? Do you have a sentimental relationship with the city of Tokyo? If you answered "yes" to these questions, iJet Inc, a 3D print solutions company, along with DMM.com Ltd, have launched a Kickstarter that might be for you.

One Hundred Tokyo is a project aiming to reproduce Tokyo’s urban landscape in the form of one hundred ten by ten centimeter 3D printed models. All of the data and equipment needed to gather visual information of the city has been provided by ZENRIN Co Ltd, who traveled around the landscape in specialized vehicles. The 3D models created by this process are then printed on 3DSystems printers, using gypsum powder that is coated in a special resin in order to harden, and then coated once again in resin paint to achieve the full-color skyline.

Courtesy of iJet Inc. Courtesy of iJet Inc. Courtesy of iJet Inc. Courtesy of iJet Inc. +4

These Mesmerizing GIFs Illustrate the Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery

12:00 - 7 October, 2016

For centuries before the invention of screws and fasteners, Japanese craftsmen used complex, interlocking joints to connect pieces of wood for structures and beams, helping to create a uniquely Japanese wood aesthetic that can still be seen in the works of modern masters like Shigeru Ban.

Up until recent times, however, these techniques were often the carefully guarded secrets of family carpentry guilds and unavailable for public knowledge. Even as the joints began to be documented in books and magazines, their 2-dimensional depictions remained difficult to visualize and not found in any one comprehensive source.

That is, until a few years ago, when a young Japanese man working in automobile marketing began compiling all the wood joinery books he could get his hands on and using them to creating his own 3-dimensional, animated illustrations of their contents.

House in Tokyo / Ako Nagao architects + miCo.

20:00 - 6 October, 2016
House in Tokyo / Ako Nagao architects + miCo., © Shinkenchiku-sya
© Shinkenchiku-sya

© Shinkenchiku-sya © Shinkenchiku-sya © Shinkenchiku-sya © Shinkenchiku-sya +14