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Apartment – House / Kochi Architect's Studio

  • Architects: Kochi Architect's Studio
  • Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Kazuyasu Kochi
  • Area: 177.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Daichi Ano, Courtesy of Kazuyasu Kochi

Courtesy of Kazuyasu Kochi Courtesy of Kazuyasu Kochi © Daichi Ano Courtesy of Kazuyasu Kochi

Hakusui Nursery School / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

  • Architects: Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop
  • Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Kentaro Yamazaki
  • Area: 530.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

Courtesy of Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Courtesy of Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Courtesy of Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Courtesy of Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

Villa Escargot / Takeshi Hirobe Architects

  • Architects: Takeshi Hirobe Architects
  • Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Takeshi Hirobe
  • Area: 116.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Koichi Torimura

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

House in Funabashi / Koji Hatano Architects

  • Architects: Koji Hatano Architects
  • Location: Chiba, Japan
  • Area: 117.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Asako Yamazaki

© Asako Yamazaki © Asako Yamazaki © Asako Yamazaki © Asako Yamazaki

House in Chiba / Yuji Kimura Design

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

Azumaya / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

  • Architects: Yuko Nagayama & Associates
  • Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 20.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

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

ARKHE Beauty Salon / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

  • Architects: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
  • Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Designer: Moriyuki Ochiai
  • Area: 120.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Atsushi Ishida

© Atsushi Ishida © Atsushi Ishida © Atsushi Ishida © Atsushi Ishida

House H / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

© Fumihiko Ikemoto
© Fumihiko Ikemoto
  • Architects: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
  • Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Project Team: Hiroyuki Shinozaki, Sota Matsuura, Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Structure engineer: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Contractor: Hirohashi Komuten Lo.,Ltd.
  • Area: 64.02 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Fumihiko Ikemoto

© Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto

Spiralab / KINO Architects

  • Architects: KINO Architects
  • Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Masahiro Kinoshita
  • Site Area: 600 ha
  • Building Area: 1,300 ha
  • Total Floor Area: 3,000 ha
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of KINO Architects

Courtesy of KINO Architects Courtesy of KINO Architects Courtesy of KINO Architects Courtesy of KINO Architects

Seashore Shell House / Takeshi Hirobe Architects

  • Architects: Takeshi Hirobe Architects
  • Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Structural Engineer: Akira Ouchi /S FORM
  • Constructor: Kenichi Kataoka/KATAOKAKEN KOMUTEN
  • Area: 73.03 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Takeshi Hirobe Architects

Courtesy of Takeshi Hirobe Architects Courtesy of Takeshi Hirobe Architects Courtesy of Takeshi Hirobe Architects Courtesy of Takeshi Hirobe Architects

ISM House / I.R.A

© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa

Architects: International Royal Architecture Location: Chiba, Japan Design Team: Akinori Kasegai, Daisuke Tsunakawa, Seo Jung Hwan, Kim Jino Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa

'Roof House' Proposal / Betillon/Dorval‐Bory Architectes

In the competition for eight houses in Chiba, Japan, Betillon/Dorval‐Bory Architectes aimed for an original architecture that would invent new lifestyles. Drawing inspiration from the analysis made by Junichiro Tanizaki in his famous work, ‘The Praise of Shadows’, the eight houses they propose are actually eight roofs. They are designed off the ground to clear the plot, allowing the parking of vehicles, access to garden and legibility of the landscape by a continuity of the ground. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House in Yotsukaido / Studio NOA

  • Architects: Studio NOA
  • Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects: Studio NOA Architect & Associates
  • Area: 160.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of studio noa

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