House at Matsubara / Atelier HAKO Architects

© Shinsuke Kera/Urban Arts

Architects: Atelier HAKO Architects
Location: Matsubara, , Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Yukinobu Nanashima, Tomomi Sano
Area: 86 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Shinsuke Kera/Urban Arts

Hairmake Enchante / Nakasai Architects

© Syouichi Uchiyama

Architects: Nakasai Architects
Location: , Prefecture,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Syouichi Uchiyama

Suehiro House / ALTS Design Office

Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

Architects: ALTS Design Office
Location: Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Sumiou Mizumoto & Yoshitaka Kuga
Area: 146 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

Yotsubako / Mount Fuji Architects Studio + Taisei Design Planners Architects

© Ken’ichi Suzuki

Architects: Mount Fuji Architects Studio + Taisei Design Planners Architects
Location: Kanagawa Prefecture,
Design Team: Masahiro Harada, MAO, Naoto Ishii, Tetsuya Mizukami
Area: 1,139 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ken’ichi Suzuki

Azumaya / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

© Daici Ano

Architects: Yuko Nagayama & Associates
Location: , Prefecture,
Area: 20.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Daici Ano

Kinubashi Pharmacy / Soeda and associates Architects

© Takumi Ota

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

© Daici Ano

Architects: Yuko Nagayama & Associates
Location: Aoyama Itchome Station, 2 Chome-1 Motoakasaka, , Tokyo,
Area: 144.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daici Ano

House in Utsunomiya2 / Soeda and associates Architects

© Takumi Ota

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

© Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

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

© Jonathan Leijonhufvud

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

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Soeda and associates Architects
Location: , 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

© Hiroshi Ueda

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

Katsutadai House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

© Daici Ano

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

© Art Foundation via WSJ

“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 Japan’s 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: Daigo Ishii + 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

© Takumi Ota

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