Villa in Hakuba / Naka Architects

© Torimura Koichi

Architects: Naka Architects
Location: Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Toshiharu Naka
Area: 84 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Torimura Koichi, Toshiharu Naka

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House in Daizawa / Nobuo Araki

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Architects: Nobuo Araki
Location: Tokyo,
Area: 66 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shimizu Ken

House in Yatsugatake / Kidosaki Architects Studio

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Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Hirotaka Kidosaki
Design Team: Yuko Sano
Area: 303.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: 45g Photography

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Metal

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Repository / Jun Igarashi Architects

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Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
Location: Asahikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture,
Area: 279 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daici Ano

Polyphonic / Jun Igarashi Architects

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Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
Location: , Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Area: 128 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daici Ano

Case / Jun Igarashi Architects

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Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
Location: , Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Area: 81 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daici Ano

Grass Building / Ryo Matsui Architects

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Architects: Ryo Matsui Architects
Location: Shiba, , , Japan
Area: 305.0 sqm
Photographs: Daici Ano

COBY Kindergarten / Tsushima Design Studio

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
Location: Tokyo,
Landscape Architects: PLATdesign
Area: 22320.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

House O / Jun Igarashi Architects

© Iwan Baan

Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
Location: Tokoro District, Hokkaido Prefecture,
Area: 112 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Hair Do / Ryo Matsui Architects Inc

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Architects: Ryo Matsui Architects Inc
Location: , 〒274-0063 Chiba Prefecture, Funabashi, Narashinodai, 3 Chome18−11 Hair・do
Structural Design: Ryo Kuwako
Construction: Nichinan Iron Corporation
Area: 106.0 sqm
Photographs: Daici Ano

House in Minamikarasuyama / atelier HAKO architects

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Architects: atelier HAKO architects
Location: Minamikarasuyama, , Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Yukinobu Nanashima, Tomomi Sano
Area: 78 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

Balcony House / Ryo Matsui Architects Inc

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Architects: Ryo Matsui Architects Inc
Location: Tokyo,
Building Site: Minato-ku Tokyo
Structure Design: Akira Suzuki / ASA
Area: 202.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Ryo Matsui Architects Inc

K House / Kimura Matsumoto

© Yuko Tada

Architects: Kimura Matsumoto
Location: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture,
Design Team: Yoshinari Kimura , Naoko Matsumoto
Area: 45 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yuko Tada

Green Edge House / ma-style architects

© Nacasa & Partners Makoto Yasuda

Architects: ma-style architects
Location: Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
Area: 73 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners Makoto Yasuda

Beyond The Hill / acaa

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: acaa
Location: , Kanagawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Kazuhiko Kishimoto
Area: 158 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda, Ryogo Utatsu

Fleuve / APOLLO Architects & Associates

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location: , Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Satoshi Kurosaki
Area: 92 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa