Hinanai Village House / DYGSA

Courtesy of

Architects: DYGSA
Location: , Japan
Area: 91.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of DYGSA

House in Tousuien / Suppose Design Office

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Suppose Design Office
Location: , Prefecture,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano, Takumi Ota

The House of Yagi / Suppose Design Office + Ohno Japan

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Suppose Design Office, Ohno Japan
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Makoto Tanijiri () + Ohno HIrohumi (Ohno Japan)
Area: 112.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Beam House / Future Studio

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Future Studio
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge:
Area: 261.85 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Wrap House / Future Studio

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Future Studio
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge:
Structures: Takashi Fujiki, Satoshi Horie
Area: 64.46 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Light Stage House / Future Studio

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Future Studio
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge:
Structures: Takashi Fujiki, Satoshi Horie
Area: 104.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Hiroshima Park Restrooms: Absolute Arrows / Future Studio

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Future Studio
Location: Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture,
Architect In Charge:
Structure System: RC
Structures: Takashi Fujiki, Satoshi Horie
Area: 15.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Frame / UID Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: UID Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Keisuke Maeda
Area: 57 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

+ node / UID Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: UID Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Keisuke Maeda
Area: 116 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda, Courtesy of UID Architects

Hiding Place / Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design

© Toru Kitamura

Architects: Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design
Location: Mihara City, ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Toru Kitamura

Peanuts / UID Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: UID Architects
Location: Hiroshima,
Architect In Charge: Keisuke Maeda
Area: 11874.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda, Courtesy of

Mecenat Art Museum / naf architect & design

© Noriyuki Yano

Architects: naf architect & design
Location: Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture,
Design Team: Tetsuya Nakazono
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Noriyuki Yano

Glass House for Diver / naf architect & design

© Noriyuki Yano

Architects: naf architect & design
Location: Etajima-shi, Hiroshima,
Project Team: Tetsuya Nakazono 
Project Area: 104.46 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Noriyuki Yano

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Office of Kimihiko Okada
Location: , Japan
Building area: 90.21 sqm
Total floor area: 114.26 sqm
Structural Engineer: Structured Environment
Mechanical Engineer: System Design Laboratory
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Glass Bridge / Hideki Yoshimatu + archipro architects

© Hiroshi Date

Architects: + archipro architects
Location: Mirasaka, Miyoshi, , Japan
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Hiroshi Fuji, archipro architects, ABBKBB, Hiroshi Date

Hair Very Salon / MAKER

© Shigeki Orita

Architects: MAKER
Location: ,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Shigeki Orita

House of Ujina / MAKER

© Noriyuki Yano

Architects: Maker
Location: Hiroshima,
Collaborator: Yoshio Oono
Structural Engineer: Ryuji Fujiki
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 75 sqm
Photographs: Noriyuki Yano

AD Classics: Hiroshima Peace Center and Memorial Park / Kenzo Tange

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On August 6th, 1945, a B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb in history over , , targeting the intersection of bridges over the Honkawa and Motoyasu rivers. The bomb devastated within a radius of 5 km, resulting in 140,000-150,000 deaths by December of that year.  Kenzo Tange was commissioned with the challenge of designing the reconstruction of Hiroshima. By designing the Hiroshima Peace Center and Memorial Park, Tange expressed the solidarity of human kind as well as symbolizing a commitment to peace. More after the break.