Floating Solar Array Makes Statement in Japan

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Solar panels are often an added bonus in design, becoming a means to an end. But why shouldn’t they be the star of the show? A recent article in Metropolis Magazine shows off the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant, the largest solar facility in . A symbolic response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the power plant is but one project in ’s transition into one of the fastest growing solar markets in the world. Check out the full story here.

Branch House / KINO Architects

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Architects: KINO Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Masahiro Kinoshita
Site Area: 344.26 sqm
Building Area: 120.61 sqm
Total Floor Area: 176.70 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Daici Ano

Yomogino Ryokan Hot Spa / Ryuichi Sasaki + Sasaki Architecture

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Architects: Ryuichi Sasaki + Sasaki Architecture
Location: ,
Client: Tios Group
Contractor: Oba Corporation
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Ryuichi Sasaki, Ryota Atarashi

KKC Family House / No.555

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Architect: No.555 - Tsuchida Takuya
Location: Fukushima,
Completion: 2009
Site Area: 365.88
Building Area: 198.25
Floor Area: 340.67
Photographer: Torimura Koichi