House in Funabashi / Koji Hatano Architects

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Architects: Koji Hatano Architects
Location: Chiba,
Area: 117.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Asako Yamazaki

Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary Pavilion for the World Cup

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In honor of the World Cup (which starts today), the Brazilian Embassy in , , has invited Shigeru Ban, this year’s Pritzker Laureate, to build a temporary pavilion.

Located at the entrance of the embassy, the three foot tall, 120 m² temporary structure will be a place where people can meet after the games since, due to the time difference, the games will not be broadcast on site.

Higashihayashiguchi / ALTS Design Office

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Architects: ALTS Design Office
Location: Shiga,
Architect In Charge: Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

House K / Yuji Kimura Design

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Architects: Yuji Kimura Design
Location: , Japan
Area: 47 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Takumi Ota

KKZ House / I.R.A.

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Architects: I.R.A.
Location: , , Japan
Architect In Charge: International Royal Architecture
Design Team: Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
Area: 111 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

MoyaMoya / Fumihiko Sano

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Architects: Fumihiko Sano
Location: , Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Fumihiko Sano, studio PHENOMENON
Area: 144 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc

Wing Wall House / Camp Design Inc + Sumosaga Fudosan

© Masumi Kawamura

Architects: Camp Design Inc + 
Location: Nishitokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Area: 50 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Masumi Kawamura

KHT House / I.R.A.

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Architects: I.R.A.
Location: , Nishimurayama District, Yamagata, Japan
Architect In Charge: International Royal Architecture
Design Team: Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
Area: 197 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

En yu-An / Fumihiko Sano

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Architects: Fumihiko Sano
Location: Taitō, Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: , studio PHENOMENON
Area: 37 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc

Minakuchi House / ALTS Design Office

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Architects: ALTS Design Office
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

House with Square Opening / NKS Architects

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Architects: NKS Architects
Location: , Fukuoka, Japan
Architect In Charge: Noriko, Kaoru Suehito
Structure: RC-3F
Area: 192.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Kouji Okamoto

KBJ Share Space / I.R.A

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Architects: I.R.A
Location: Kokubunji, Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: International Royal Architecture
Design Team: Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
Area: 66 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

CC4441 / Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

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Architects: Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects
Location: Torigoe, Taitō, Tokyo,
Area: 36 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

House with Podocarpus / Yasutoshi Mifune + Toru Atarashi

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Architects: Yasutoshi Mifune,
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Basic Design Of The Project: Yasutoshi Mifune
Area: 319 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yasunori Shimomura

K Kindergaten / NKS Architects

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Architects: NKS Architects
Location: Fukuoka,
Architect In Charge: Noriko, Kaoru Suehito
Area: 1,547 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Kouji Okamoto

GEH House / I.R.A.

© Nobuaki Nakagawa

Architects: I.R.A.
Location: Kodaira, Tokyo,
Design Team: Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
Collaborators: Hideyuki Hagiuda (Structure design)
Area: 93.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

Brother’s House / Hiroshi Kuno + Associates

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Architects: Hiroshi Kuno + Associates
Location: Otaru, Hokkaido Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Hiroshi Kuno
Area: 137 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Hiroshi Kuno + Associates

Happy Birthday, Toyo Ito!

© Yoshiaki Tsutsui

Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito (June 1, 1941) turns 73 today. Renowned for flexible spaces that appeal to the human senses, Ito draws inspiration from the organic forms of nature, prioritizing fluidity between the natural world and the built form in his designs. Ito’s oeuvre defies definition; each of his many works, from the Odate Dome to White U to his masterwork Sendai Mediatheque, is extremely unique. We invite you to explore the The Life and Work of Toyo Ito.