Azuchi House / ALTS Design Office

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Architects: ALTS Design Office
Location: Prefecture,
Design Team: Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
Area: 88.36 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

Video: Koyasan Guest House / Alphaville Architects

-based architects Kentaro Takeguchi and Asako Yamamoto of Alphaville Architects have completed a small guest house for tourists visiting the sacred Koyasan (Mt. Koya) in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The 96 m2 (1,033 ft2) building contains bedrooms, capsule-style dormitory rooms, a bar, and lounge. Between the bar, hallway, and lounge, 2 x 4 and 2 x 6 timber frames are exposed inside at varying intervals to act as partitions

This video was provided by JA+U.

CAADRIA 2014 Conference

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CAADRIA 2014: The 19th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia is set to take place May 14-17 in Kyoto, . Hosted by Kyoto Institute of Technology, keynote speakers include Paul Richens (Professor, University of Bath), Joichi ”Joi” Ito (Director of the MIT Media Lab), and Hitoshi Abe (Chair, Professor, UCLA & Architect).

With the theme, ‘Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture,’ the conference is influenced by Buckminster Fuller’s holistic worldview as the concept of Comprehensive Design was proliferated by the publication of the Whole Earth Catalog, an American counterculture publication, by Stewart Brand in the late 1960s and early 1970s. 45 years have passed since then, and now the concept of Comprehensive Design has evolved from a utopian idea to an actualized design tool. More information after the break.

House of Kasamatsu / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

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Architects: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
Location: , Hashima District, Gifu Prefecture,
Structure Company : Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
Construction Company: ASJ Gifu Studio
Area: 113.25 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

White Cave House / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

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Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Location: , Ishikawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Takuro Yamamoto
Structure Design: Yamada Noriaki Structural Design Office
Construction: Ninomiya-Kensetsu
Area: 172.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Kawate / Keitaro Muto Architects

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Architects: Keitaro Muto Architects
Location: Gifu, Gifu Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Keitaro Muto
Structure: Timber
Collaborators: Atushi Fujio
Area: 171.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yoshiike Teruaki

F-White / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

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Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Location: city
Architect In Charge: Eiji Iwase
Structure Design: Masuda Structural Engineering Office
Construction: Nagano-Koumuten
Furniture: tallman STUDIO
Area: 122.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

House in Nanakuma / MOVEDESIGN

© Yousuke Harigane

Architects: MOVEDESIGN
Location: Nanakuma, , Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Mikio Sakamoto
Area: 142.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yousuke Harigane

ARKHE Beauty Salon / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

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Architects: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture,
Designer: Moriyuki Ochiai
Area: 120.0 sqm
Photographs: Atsushi Ishida

H-Orange / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

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Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Location: , Japan
Area: 115 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Dogsalon / Naoko Horibe

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Architects: Naoko Horibe
Location: , Oita, Japan
Area: 66.25 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yuko Tada

Haunted Play House / Torafu Architects

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Architects: Torafu Architects
Location:
Area: 173 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fuminari Yoshitsugu

Video: Office Building in Shibaura / Kazuyo Sejima & Associates

Captured by JA+U, this short film takes you on a tour through a 2011, Kazuyo Sejima & Associates-designed office space in Shibaura, . Open and transparent, the five double-height, split-level floors are designed to visually connect movement throughout the building, from the ground level public cafe to the generous outdoor terrace on the fifth floor.

 

I-Mango / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

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Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Location: Kashihara
Structure Design: Masuda Structural Engineering Office
Construction: Furuichi-Koumuten
Area: 134.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Lecinq Hair Salon / ninkipen!

© Hiroki Kawata

Architects: ninkipen!
Location: Kadoma city, ,
Area: 219.5 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroki Kawata

MIY / NI&Co. Architects

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Architects: NI&Co. Architects
Location: ,
Area: 428.92 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hiroshi Tanigawa

House In Mishuku Ⅱ / Nobuo Araki

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Architects: Nobuo Araki
Location: Tokyo,
Area: 7,142 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shimizu Ken

Scaled Back House / ROOVICE

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Architects: ROOVICE
Location: Kamakura City, , Japan
Design: Masayoshi Otsubo, Fumie Otsubo (Otsubo Design) Nov Fukui (ROOVICE inc.)
Construction In Charge: Nov Fukui, Motomi Kuroda, Ryota Arai (ROOVICE inc.)
Area: 121.34 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of ROOVICE