Yashima Project / Shogo Iwata

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Architects: Shogo Iwata
Location: Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture,
Site Area: 1,685.26 sqm
Total Floor Area: 1,566.39 sqm
Area: 933.57 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa

Mountain Research / General Design

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Architects: General Design
Location: , Nagano Prefecture,
Architect: Shin Ohori
Area: 261 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Daici Ano

House in Sakurajyosui / General Design

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Architects: General Design
Location: , Tokyo,
Architect: Shin Ohori
Area: 121 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Daici Ano

Rooms that Follow the Scenery / ON design partners

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Architects: ON design partners
Location: Karuizawa Saku-gun, Nagano,
Design Team: Osamu Nishida, Takanori Ineyama
Structure Design: Mato Structure Design Office
Construction: Daiichi Construction
Site Area: 1018.39 sqm
Total Floor Area: 95.19 sqm
Area: 115.66 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of ON design partners

Sowa Unit / Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio

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Architects: Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Kensuke Watanabe, Yuji Mukaiyama
Area: 288.84 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

Grow / APOLLO Architects & Associates

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Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location: , Tokyo,
Structural Engineer: Kenta Masaki
Mechanical Engineer: Zenei Shimada
Area: 124.33 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Sony Building “Crystal Aqua Trees” Installation / Torafu Architects

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Installed in Sony Square in and on display until January 14, the ‘Crystal Aqua Trees’ is a crystal work of art inspired by the concept of a fountain that can be seen as a spray of water as well as a Christmas tree. Designed by Torafu Architects, the project was inspired by the Trevi fountain in Rome, the “Ai no Izumi” (Fountain of Love) charity drive, which has been held by Sony every year since 1968. For this edition, the architects proposed a new embodiment as an interactive installation. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Ito Jakuchu Inspired’ Pavilion 2nd Prize Winning Proposal / Đordje Alfirević and Sanja Simonović

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The competition for the ‘Ito Jakuchu Inspire’ pavilion is focused on the great celebration throughout the world of Ito Jakuchu’s work, a milestone in Japanese art history. Taking on a symbolic meaning, the competition effectively corresponds to a cultural phase of our existence. Designed by architects Đordje Alfirević and Sanja Simonović, this second prize winning proposal creates a dematerialization of boundaries between Ito Jakuchu’s perception of the reality in which he lived and the appearance of our modern world. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Calling a Plan a Map / ON design partners

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Architects: ON design partners
Location: Yokosuka, Kanagawa
Design Team: Osamu Nishida, Erika Nakagawa
Construction: Eiko Construction
Structure: Akira Suzuki / Asa
Site Area: 648.52 sqm
Total Floor Area: 100.97 sqm
Area: 107.3 sqm
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

Iron Gallery / Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio

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Architects: Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio
Location: , Tokyo, Japan
Contractor: Eiger Co. Ltd, Noriaki Fujii, Koji Misaki
Structure: K. Nakata & Associates, Katsuo Nakata, Takashi Takamizawa
Steel Fabrication: Tokyo Kentetsu, Kenji Sasaki, Shuuji Matsushima, Masamoto Kondo
Client: Mori Building Co. Ltd
Area: 97.33 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio

What Categorize the City and Me / ON design partners

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Architects: ON design partners
Location: Chofu, Tokio,
Design Team: Osamu Nishida, Erika Nakagawa
Construction: ao-archi
Site Area: 98.47 sqm
Total Floor Area: 95.36 sqm
Area: 37.07 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of ON design partners

Dent / APOLLO Architects & Associates

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Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location: Aoba Ward,
Structural Engineer: Kenta Masaki
Mechanical Engineer: Zenei Shimada
Area: 123.07 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Seashore Shell House / Takeshi Hirobe Architects

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Architects: Takeshi Hirobe Architects
Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture,
Structural Engineer: Akira Ouchi /S FORM
Constructor: Kenichi Kataoka/KATAOKAKEN KOMUTEN
Area: 73.03 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Takeshi Hirobe Architects

Amida House / Kochi Architect’s Studio

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Architects: Kochi Architect’s Studio
Location: Gotenba, Shizuoka,
Architect In Charge: Kazuyasu Kochi
Constractor: Kouei Koumuten
Area: 115.5 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Kazuyasu Kochi, Daici Ano

BMA Project / Ryuichi Sasaki + Sasaki Architecture

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Architects: Ryuichi Sasaki + Sasaki Architecture
Location: ,
Architects: Ryuichi Sasaki, Kazuya Nishimura
Producer: Komura Agency
Structure: Takushi Nakata / Rhythm Design
Contrctor: Shin Corporation
Area: 262.71 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ryota Atarashi

4 Colors / Kochi Architect’s Studio

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Architects: Kochi Architect’s Studio
Location: ,
Architects: Kazuyasu Kochi, Mana Kochi
Constractor: Imai Kensetsu
Area: 177.8 sqm
Year: 2006
Photographs: Daici Ano, Kazuyasu Kochi

Yokohama Apartment / ON design partners

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Architects: ON design partners
Location: Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa,
Design Team: Osamu Nishida, Erika Nakagawa
Site Area: 140.61 sqm
Total Floor Area: 152.05 sqm
Area: 83.44 sqm
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

Broken Pitched Roof House / NKS Architects

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Architects: NKS Architects
Location: Nakatsu, Oita,
Architect In Charge: Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
Structure: RC+S, 1 story
Area: 211.27 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of NKS Architects