Azumaya / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

© Daici Ano

Architects: Yuko Nagayama & Associates
Location: , Prefecture,
Area: 20 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Daici Ano

Kinubashi Pharmacy / Soeda and associates Architects

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Architects: Soeda and associates Architects
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Takayuki Soeda
Area: 87 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Urbanprem Minami Aoyama / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

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Architects: Yuko Nagayama & Associates
Location: Aoyama Itchome Station, 2 Chome-1 Motoakasaka, , Tokyo,
Area: 144 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daici Ano

House in Utsunomiya2 / Soeda and associates Architects

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Architects: Soeda and associates Architects
Location: Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Takayuki Soeda
Area: 96 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Mar y Tierra / Doyle Collection

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Architects: Doyle Collection
Location: Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Aiji Inoue
Client: MEISEI TRADING INC.
Area: 101 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

Home For All In Kesennuma / Zhaoyang Architects

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Architects: Zhaoyang Architects
Location: , Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Yang Zhao
Design Team: Ruofan Chen, Zhou Wu
Area: 94 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jonathan Leijonhufvud, Hisao Suzuki

Teshima Yokoo House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

© Daichi Ano

Architects: Yuko Nagayama & Associates
Location: Teshima, Teshimakarato, , Shozu District, Kagawa Prefecture 761-4662,
Architect In Charge: Yuko Nagayama, Daisuke Yamagishi
Artwork And Concept: Tadanori Yokoo
Area: 185.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Daichi Ano, Nobutada Omote, Courtesy of Yuko Nagayama and Associates

Carré / Soeda and associates Architects

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Architects: Soeda and associates Architects
Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Takayuki Soeda
Structural Engineer: Masaki Yoshida/YSE
Constructor: Ogawa Kensetsu
Area: 1715.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Takumi Ota

House with a Large Hipped Roof / Naoi Architecture & Design Office

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Architects: Naoi Architecture & Design Office
Location: , Japan
Area: 617 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Katsutadai House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

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Architects: Yuko Nagayama & Associates
Location: Katsutadai, , Chiba Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Yuko Nagayama , Yohei Kawashima
Area: 80 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Daici Ano

Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto Designs the “Ideal Museum” in Japan

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“This is the worst space I have ever encountered,” claimed Hiroshi Sugimoto in regards to the OMA-designed main gallery space at Seoul’s Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. Not a stranger to criticism, the Japanese photographer has decided to take museum design into his own hands, drafting what he claims to be the “ideal museum” on a coastal site in ’s Kanagawa Prefecture.

House with two focal points / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

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Architects: Daigo Ishii , Future-scape Architects
Location: Niigata Prefecture,
Architect: + Future-scape Architects
Area: 201.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Future-scape Architects

The Japanese Tsunami – 3 Years Later

Onagawa after the Tsunami. Image © Flickr CC User inunami

Almost 3 years after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the North-East coastline of Japan, this article on Arcspace examines the current – unsettling – state of rebuilding in the Tōhoku region. According to former residents and architects working for Architecture for Humanity, plans neither address what the people want nor sufficiently provide protection in the event of a similar disaster. Furthermore, with now preparing for the 2020 Olympics, it seems the Tōhoku region is being neglected. Read more on the story here.

Ishikiri House / SUGAWARADAISUKE

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Architects: SUGAWARADAISUKE
Location: , Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Design & Development Managers: Daisuke Sugawara, Hiroshi Narahara
Area: 220 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Kengo Kuma Designs Cultural Centre in Iiyama

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Kengu Kuma & Associates has unveiled designs for a small cultural complex comprising of two halls and a community centre located in Iiyama, According to the architects, “publicly funded cultural centers tend to be alienated from the rest of the town for their typically large volumes.” As a result, they designed “the complex to be as open as possible toward the town and the landscape of Iiyama, so that all would exist in harmony.”

Cottage in Tsumari / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

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Architects: Daigo Ishii , Future-scape Architects
Location: , Niigata Prefecture,
Area: 67.48 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Koji Fujii

Ninety Nine Failures / The University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab

© Hayato Wakabayashi

Architects:
Location: Tokyo,
Teaching Staff: Yusuke Obuchi, Toshikatsu Kiuchi, So Sugita, Hironori Yoshida, Christopher Sjorberg, Yeonsang Shin, Miguel Puig, Zhang Ye, Ana Luisa Soares, Ma Sushuang, Tong Shan, Andrea Trajkovska, Quangtuan Ta, Wei Wang, Anders Rod, Benjamin Berwick, Qiaomu Jin, Fawad Osman, Yanli Xiong, Andrea Bagniewski, Kevin Clement, Ornchuma Saraya, Minjie Xu
Obayashi Corporation: Tomoo Yamamoto, Kenichi Misu, Gendai Ono, Yasuo Ichii, Keisuke Fujiwara, Shunsuke Niwa, Tatsuji Kimura, Masaru Emura, Taiki Byakuno, Takahide Okamoto
Structural Engineer: Tsukasa Takenaka (AnS Studio)
Construction: Multibuilder
Fabrication: Yokohama Systems, TREX Corporation
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hayato Wakabayashi, Courtesy of The University of Tokyo Digital Fabrication Lab

Shun Shoku Lounge by Guranavi / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture,
Area: 82.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates