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Aesop Grand Front Osaka / Torafu Architects

  • Architects: Torafu Architects
  • Location: Ofukacho, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0011, Japan
  • Area: 48.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota

House in Kitaoji / Torafu Architects

  • Architects: Torafu Architects
  • Location: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 134.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

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

Haunted play house / Torafu Architects

© Fuminari Yoshitsugu © Fuminari Yoshitsugu © Fuminari Yoshitsugu © Fuminari Yoshitsugu

Sony Building "Crystal Aqua Trees" Installation / Torafu Architects

Installed in Sony Square in Tokyo and on display until January 14, the ‘Crystal Aqua Trees’ is a crystal work of art inspired by the concept of a fountain that can be seen as a spray of water as well as a Christmas tree. Designed by Torafu Architects, the project was inspired by the Trevi fountain in Rome, the “Ai no Izumi” (Fountain of Love) charity drive, which has been held by Sony every year since 1968. For this edition, the architects proposed a new embodiment as an interactive installation. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Mediba Creative Farm / Torafu Architects

  • Architects: Torafu Architects
  • Location: Shibuya, Japan
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Torafu Architects

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Koloro Exhibition / Torafu Architects

© Akihiro Ito
© Akihiro Ito

The Koloro Exhibition by Torafu Architects features their complete range of ‘koloro-desk / koloro-stool’, including versions which they collaborated with Mina Perhonen. Shown in CLASKA Gallery and Shop “DO” in Tokyo, the name ‘koloro’ is an Esperanto word, meaning color, many colors are used at the exhibition. They also display many colorful “airvase” throughout the space, including a new version where we collaborated with photographer Mikiya Takimoto, and a special version of“airvase”, which is enough large to cover your whole body, floating up and down with the help of a motor. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Clopen Shelf Panel / Torafu Architects

The ‘Clopen’ shelf panel, designed by Torafu Architects, is constructed from elaborate aluminum parts, and at 34mm thick, it looks as if it’s made of natural wood. Attaching sliced veneer to a thin structure, they made space between two boards which can be opened using magnetic keys. When pulled, a secret 23mm thick drawer appears, which is of minimal thickness to store your valuables such as stamps and passbooks. More images of their product after the break.

House in Ookayama / Torafu Architects

  • Architects: Torafu Architects
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Torafu Architects
  • Structural Design : OHNO-Japan
  • Lighting: Maxray
  • Fabric Design: Nuno
  • Area: 105.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

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