Hakusui Nursery School / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

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Architects: Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop
Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Kentaro Yamazaki
Area: 530.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

St. Voile Chapel / Kasahara Design Work

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Architects: Kasahara Design Work
Location: 2 Chome-11-33 Kamitokoro, , Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken 950-0994,
Architect In Charge: Eriko Kasahara, Yumiko Ota
Area: 161.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners

Hibarigaoka S house / Kaida Architecture Design Office

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Architects: Kaida Architecture Design Office
Location: Niiza, Saitama Prefecture,
Area: 86.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Osamu Kurihara

HA-HA Apartment / ninkipen!

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Architects: ninkipen!
Location: , Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Yasuo Imazu
Area: 65.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Hiroki Kawata

Narita International Airport Terminal 3 / NIKKEN SEKKEI + Ryohin Keikaku + PARTY

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Architects: NIKKEN SEKKEI, Ryohin Keikaku, PARTY
Location: , 〒286-0105 千葉県成田市木の根 Narita International Airport (NRT), Narita terminal 1
General Contractor: Taisei Corporation
Area: 23679.0 sqm
Photographs: Kenta Hasegawa

R4 / Florian Busch Architects

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Architects: Florian Busch Architects
Location: Roppongi, Minato, 106-0032,
Photographs: Nacasa + Partners

Open Call: Our Future With/Without Parks 2105

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The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (JILA) will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in May 2015, and is pleased to host an international competition for design proposals envisioning future Tokyo with/without parks in 2105, 90 years from today.

The competition invites students and young practitioners in design, planning, research, and related fields to rethink the raison d’etre of the park, one of the greatest urban inventions for modern society, and to propose innovative visions for future Tokyo with/without parks. Online registrations close April 24, 2015. You can learn more and apply, here.

Blue Bottle Coffee AOYAMA Cafe / Schemata Architects

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Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: Minamiaoyama, Minato, 107-0062, Japan
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Design Team: Ryosuke Yamamoto
Area: 189.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Cozy House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

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Architects: FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects
Location: Shiga Prefecture,
Area: 92.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Yoshihiro Asada

Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Roastery & Cafe / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: 1 Chome-4-8 Hirano, , Tōkyō-to 135-0023, Japan
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Design Team: Ryosuke Yamamoto
Year: 2015
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Hakodate Jomon Culture Center / Atelier BNK

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Architects: Atelier BNK
Location: , Hokkaido Prefecture,
Area: 1256.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Koji Sakai

Yoshi Nursery / Tatta Architects Office

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Architects: Tatta Architects Office
Location: , Prefecture,
Year: 2015
Photographs: Nishinihon Syabou

“Classic Japan” Episode 3: Kagawa Prefectural Government Hall / Kenzo Tange

This installment of Vincent Hecht‘s “Classic ” series takes you through Kenzo Tange’s 1958 Kagawa Prefectural Government Hall. Emulating traditional Japanese wood construction, the reinforced concrete structure forms an L-shape around a central courtyard with a connecting eight-story administrative office tower and low-rise assembly hall.

LHM Kindergarten / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

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Architects: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Location: ,
Year: 2015
Photographs: Atsushi Ishida

Yokoi Dental Clinic / iks design + msd-office

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Location: Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture,
Area: 190.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Keisuke Nakagami

Spotlight: Kisho Kurokawa

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Kisho Kurokawa (April 8th 1934 – October 12th 2007) was one of Japan‘s leading architects of the 20th century, perhaps most well-known as one of the founders of the Metabolist movement of the 1960s. Throughout the course of his career Kurokawa advocated a philosophical approach to understanding architecture that was manifest in his completed projects throughout his life.

Harumi Residential Tower / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

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Architects: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Location: ,
Design Partners: Richard Meier, Dukho Yeon
Project Architect: Carlo Balestri
Area: 196200.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Ishiguro Photographic Institute

Billboard / +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki + knit/Naohito Ikuta

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Architects: +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki
Location: Suzuka, Mie Prefecture,
Interior Design: knit/Naohito Ikuta
Construction: Ohno Construction Company
Area: 442.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai