Small House / Unemori Architects

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Architects: Unemori Architects
Location: , Tokyo,
Area: 67 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Ken Sasajima

House in Ishikiri / Tato Architects

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Architects: Tato Architects
Location: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Yo shimada
Area: 233 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shinkenchiku Sha

Rolls / Sinato

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Architects: Sinato
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Chikara Ohno
Area: 9,354 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

House in Shinoharadai / Tai and Associates

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Architects: Tai and Associates
Location: Kanagawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Katsuma Tai
Area: 393.17 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Seiichi Ohsawa

Restaurant On The Sea / Case-Real

© Hiroshi Mizusaki

Architects: Case-Real
Location: Kagawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Koichi Futatusmata, Yasushi Arikawa
Project In Cooperation: Tsuyoshi Matsuzawa
Area: 1,685 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hiroshi Mizusaki

+green / Sinato

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Architects: Sinato
Location: Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Chikara Ohno
Area: 1153.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium to Be “Scaled Down”

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UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that ’s minister of education, Hakubun Shimomura, has announced a plan to trim the budget proposed for the Olympic stadium (now expected to cost $3 billion) designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. While he did not reveal the details of the scale-down, he maintained that the “design concept will be kept.” 

Pritzker Prize laureate has rallied together a number of Japanese architects – including Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma – to oppose the massive scale of Zaha Hadid’s competition-winning National Stadium. Planned to be Tokyo’s main venue for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, Hadid’s 290,000 square meter stadium is accused of being “too big and too artificial” for the surrounding context. 

Sunlight of Calm / D.I.G Architects

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Architects: D.I.G Architects
Location: , Aichi Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Akinori Yohimura, Maki Yohimura
Photographs: Courtesy of D.I.G Architects

Kyushu Geibunkan / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture,
Area: 4,157 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates

N-House / D.I.G Architects

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Architects: D.I.G Architects
Location: , Aichi Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Akinori Yohimura, Maki Yohimura
Area: 94.5 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of D.I.G Architects

Light Valley / Future Studio

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Architects: Future Studio
Location: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture,
Architect In Charge:
Structures: Eisuke Mitsuda
Area: 98.35 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

ReForm of Garden / SPACESPACE

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Architects: SPACESPACE
Location: Ikoma, Nara Prefecture,
Area: 124.39 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of SPACESPACE

Beam House / Future Studio

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

Wrap House / Future Studio

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

Light Stage House / Future Studio

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

House in Shimomaruko / atelier HAKO architects

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Architects: atelier HAKO architects
Location: Shimomaruko Station, Ota, , Japan
Architects In Charge: Yukinobu Nanashima, Tomomi Sano
Area: 63.03 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of atelier HAKO architects

House in Hyogo / Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates

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Architects: Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates
Location: Hyogo Prefecture,
Area: 359.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa

Hiroshima Park Restrooms: Absolute Arrows / Future Studio

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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