Smoking Room Grand Tree Musashikosugi / Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects

© Kaku Ohtaki

Architects: Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects
Location: Nakahara Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture,
Designers: Ogawa Erika Okamoto
Produced By : BAMBOO MEDIA Co.Ltd.
Area: 12.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Kaku Ohtaki

Half & Half House / Naf Architect & Design

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Naf Architect & Design
Location: Setagaya, Setagaya, 154-0017, Japan
Architects In Charge: Akio Nakasa (Principal Architect), Teppei Amano
Area: 47.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Toshiko Mori Calls Tokyo’s At-Risk Hotel Okura “A Very Beautiful Orphan Child”

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With the planned demolition of Hotel Okura in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games fast approaching, architects and designers have rallied around the Modernist icon, calling for its preservation. In the latest and most high profile campaign, Japanese architect Toshiko Mori and Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier have joined forces to span a breadth of platforms from a symposium held last November to an Instagram hashtag (#mymomentatokura) sharing images of the beloved hotel. Most recently, Mori sat down with Architectural Digest to discuss her passion for Hotel Okura, the origins of the campaign, and Japanese Modernism. Read the full interview and see why Mori says Hotel Okura is “a very beautiful orphan child,” here.

Colors / CUBO Design Architect

© Yasuno Sakata

Architects: CUBO Design Architect
Location: , Aichi Prefecture,
Architects In Charge: Hitoshi Saruta, Suguru Fujiyama, Tomonori Takauchi
Area: 226.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yasuno Sakata

Video: Sou Fujimoto’s Polyhedral Naoshima Pavilion Opens in Japan

-based French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht has captured the opening of Sou Fujimoto’s polyhedral Naoshima on the Kagawa shoreline in Japan. The inhabitable, seven-meter, white stainless steel structure is part of the 2016 Setouchi Triennale. Watch the video above for a closer look.

Arch Wall House / Naf Architect & Design

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Naf Architect & Design
Location: Hachioji, ,
Architects In Charge: Akio Nakasa (Principal Architect), Daisuke Aoki
Area: 243.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Miu Miu Aoyama Store / Herzog & de Meuron

© Nacasa & Partners

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Location: ,
Area: 269.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners

Shichigahama Tohyama Nursery / Takahashi Ippei Office

© Iwan Baan

Architects: Takahashi Ippei Office
Location: Shichigahama, Miyagi District, Miyagi Prefecture,
Area: 1069.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Iwan Baan

House for Dairy Farmers / Osamu Tsukihashi + Architects Teehouse

© Sadao Hotta

Architects: Osamu Tsukihashi, Architects Teehouse
Location: , Chiba Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Miki Okuno
Area: 102.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sadao Hotta

SEPA / +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Architects: +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Shintaro Matsushita, Takashi Suzuki
Construction: Miki Construction Company
Area: 89.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai

Nakanosawa Project / Ryo Yamada

© Yoshiaki Maezawa

Architects: Ryo Yamada
Location: , Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Area: 82.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Yoshiaki Maezawa

N10-house / Masahiko Sato

© Ishii Norihisa

Architects:
Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture,
Area: 207.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ishii Norihisa

Sandwich Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects

© Koichi Torimura

Architects: Ikeda Yukie Architects
Location: , Tokyo, Japan
Architects In Charge: Ikeda Yukie, Ohno Toshiharu
Area: 120.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

Wave House / APOLLO Architects & Associates

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location: Kanagawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Satoshi Kurosaki
Area: 104.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

I2-house / Masahiko Sato

© Ishii Norihisa

Architects: Masahiko Sato
Location: , Prefecture,
Area: 52.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ishii Norihisa

Re-Toyosaki / Coil Kazuteru Matumura Architects

© Yoshiro Masuda

Architects: Coil Kazuteru Matumura Architects
Location: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture,
Construction: kimuko corp
Area: 33.0 sqm
Photographs: Yoshiro Masuda

SHR House / Sun Tan architects Studio

© Kenji Masunaga

Architects: Sun Tan architects Studio
Location: , Tokyo, Japan
Collaborators: Munehiro Minakawa
Area: 340.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kenji Masunaga, Courtesy of

Company Building in Kanagawa / HMAA

© Nobuki Taoaka

Architects: HMAA
Location: Kanagawa Prefecture,
Area: 218.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nobuki Taoaka