House in Takamatsu / Yasunari Tsukada Design

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Architects: Yasunari Tsukada Design
Location: Kagawa,
Architect In Charge:
Contractor: Shikoku Housing
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stirling Elmendorf

Video: Studio Beneath the Railway + Step Plaza

Beneath an elevated railway in the former red-light district of Kogane-cho, the city of Yokohama and NPO Koganecho Area Management Center commissioned five architects to transform a 100 to 150 square meter site into what is now a destination for local artists and residents. Each practice – , , Workstation, Koizumi Atelier, and Nishikura Architectural Design Office – was assigned a single project, providing the community with a gallery, cafe, studio, meeting hall for artists, and stepped outdoor plaza. Tour through each space with this video, provided by JA+U

Serpentine Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto

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This Thursday, the official opening of the Serpentine Pavilion, by , took place in Hyde Park, . It was the first time the public could interact with the structure.

The pavilion, which has already gotten the “cloud” nickname because of its shape and lightness, is generated through a three-dimensional steel grid of about 40 centimetre modules which morphs on each side. The structure is broken to allow people access as well as to generate different uses around, below and upon it.

More pictures and the architect’s statement after the break.

House J / Keiko Maita Architect

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Architects: Keiko Maita Architect
Location: Yamaguchi,
Architect In Charge: Keiko Maita
Structural Engineers: Shinichi Kiyosada
Area: 9,756 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Yoshiharu Matsumura

Park House / another APARTMENT

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Architects: another APARTMENT
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
Area: 27.6 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

Seascape House / Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

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Architects: Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates
Location: Yokosuka,
Architect In Charge: Tomoyuki Sakakida, Yuta Kawai
Area: 163.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa

Video: Teshima Art Museum / Office of Ryue Nishizawa

Designed for the artwork of artist Rei Naito, the Teshima Art Museum is a seamless, earthen form of white concrete in which responds to the rolling landscape of an island located in the Inland Sea of . Architect Ryue Nishizawa created the museum to be an open gallery, exposed to the elements, that is shaped by a 25cm thick concrete shell in which spans up to 60 meters.

Video courtesy of JA+U. More images after the break…

8008 / Hiroyuki Arima + Urban Fourth

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Architects: Hiroyuki Arima + Urban Fourth
Architect In Charge: Hiroyuki Arima, Urban Fourth
Area: 12,565 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Urban Fourth

Project Lost Homes / Tsukihashi Laboratory (Kobe University)

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A collaborative effort by Osamu Tsukihashi + Tsukihashi Laboratory, many professors and architecture students at all over , “Projects Lost Homes” aims at lamenting lost towns and considering the disaster and the damaged areas brought about by Great East Japan Earthquake. Damaged areas were looked at dreadful circumstances, and the original sites were flowed away by Tsunamis, especially lots of areas on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Tohoku. Since 2011, their project has consisted of restoring damaged towns and villages, especially the coastal areas devastated by the following terrible tsunamis, by 1:500 scale models. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Folm Arts / Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects

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Architects: Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects
Location: Sakai, ,
Architect In Charge: Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects
Area: 55 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yoshiro Masuda

House in Nagahama / comma design office

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Architects: comma design office
Location: Shiga,
Architects Member: Atshuhiro Koda, Momo Sano
Area: 132.58 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Takumi Ota, Courtesy of comma design office

Aisho House / ALTS Design Office

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Architects: ALTS Design Office
Location: Shiga,
Architects Member: Sumiou Mizumoto / Yoshitaka Kuga
Area: 169.76 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

Armadillo / Yuji Tanabe Architects

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Architects: Yuji Tanabe Architects
Location: Kamakura, Kanagawa,
Structural Engineer: Jun Sato
Builder: Kawaguchi Kenchiku
Area: 52 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yuji Tanabe

Nakagawa Office Extension / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

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Architects: Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects
Location: Nara,
Area: 698.06 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yasutaka Yoshimura

Small Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O

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Architects: UNIT-O
Location: -shi, , Japan
Architect In Charge: Ryutaro Saito , Masahiro Yoneda
Area: 66.94 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yasuhiro Nakayama, Courtesy of UNIT-O

Hostel in Kyonan / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

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Architects: Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects
Location: Kyonan, Chiba,
Structural Engineer: ASA/Akira Suzuki
General Contractor: Ajiro Koumuten
Area: 149.85 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yasutaka Yoshimura

MOH / aat + makoto yokomizo architects

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Architects: aat + makoto yokomizo architects
Location: Minamiashigara, , Japan
Site Area: 568 sqm
Area: 128.96 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of aat + makoto yokomizo architects

Nowhere but Sajima / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

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Architects: Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects
Location: , Japan
Client: Nowhere Resort
Structural Engineer: Akira Suzuki/ASA
General Contractor: Heisei Construction
Area: 176.65 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Yasutaka Yoshimura, Chiaki Yasukawa