Residence in Karuizawa / K+S Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: K+S Architects
Location: Karuizawa,
Architects in charge: Aya Sato, Nobuya Kashima
Structure Engineer: Takumi Shinpo / SHI
Construction Builder: Niitsu-Gumi
Site Area: 841 sqm
Total Floor Area: 209.47 sqm
Area: 174.15 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Finalists announced for Japan’s New National Stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects Entry No.17 – Courtesy of Sport Council

and the Japan Sport Council (JSC) have announced the eleven finalists who will compete in the final round of the international competition for the New National Stadium Japan. With the reconstruction, the National Stadium hopes to attract world-class events with the world’s largest spectator capacity and the world’s finest hospitality. The new stadium is already committed to hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup and is slated for competition in 2018.

Tadao Ando describes: “Our wish is to see a stadium designed by someone who shares this earth, with wisdom and technology that looks to the future of out planet.”

The finalists after the break…

Gallery of Minerals and Atelier / THREE.BALL.CASCADE.

Courtesy of Architecture Design Office

Location: Midori, Yokohama,
Design Team: Keiichi Tama, Syun Sano
Constructor: Kato Chu Komuten
Structure Engineer: Kozo Oshima
Area: 109.52 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of THREE.BALL.CASCADE. Architecture Design Office

Machi-House / UID Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: UID Architects
Location: , Hiroshima, Japan
Design Team: Keisuke Maeda
Year: 2011
Area: 75.56 sqm
Site Area: 95.41 sqm
Total Floor Area: 138.23 sqm
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Roji / Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

© Seiya Miyamoto

Architects: Nadamoto Yukiko Architects
Location: Yoichi,
Architect In Charge: Yukiko Nadamoto
Photographs: Seiya Miyamoto

Machi-Building / UID Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: UID Architects
Location: , Hiroshima,
Design Team: Keisuke Maeda
Year: 2011
Area: 104.16 sqm
Site Area: 130.24 sqm
Total Floor Area: 262.85 sqm
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

AD Classics: Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange

Photo by naoyafujii –

At about the same time as ’s two huge Olympic arenas for the Olympic Games in the summer of 1964 in Tokyo, there was built in the southern part of a much more modest sports arena of Takamatsu in Kagawa Prefecture between 1962 and 1964. More after the break.

Tsukiage-An / Doyle Collection

Satoru Umetsu © Nacasa & Partners

Architects: Doyle Collection
Location: Sennichi-cho, , Kagoshima,
Year: 2012
Area: 81.54 sqm
Construction: Kounan Kougyou Inc.
Client: Nankai Shokuhin co,.ltd.
Photographs: Satoru Umetsu © Nacasa & Partners

Air Flow House / UID Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: UID Architects
Location: Hiroshima,
Design Team: Keisuke Maeda
Year: 2008
Area: 279.18 sqm
Structural Engineers: Hidekazu Ikeda
Site Area: 498.15 sqm
Total Floor Area: 293.41 sqm
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Rosie House / ARTechnic architects

© Nacasa & Partners

Architects: ARTechnic architects
Location: , Tokyo,
Area: 151 sqm
Site Area: 232 sqm
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners 

House in Tamatsu / Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio

© Yohei Sasakura

Architects: Ido,
Location: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Kenji Ido
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 94.46 sqm
Photographs: Yohei Sasakura

Starbucks Espresso Journey / Nendo

© Daici Ano

Architects: Nendo
Location: Omotesando, 4丁目-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, 150-0001,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Daici Ano, Hiroshi Iwasaki

House in Asamayama / Kidosaki Architects Studio

45g Photography © Junji Kojima

Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio
Location: Asamayama Tsukudeiwanami, , Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Hirotaka Kidosaki
Design Team: Coco Ashihara
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 45g Photography © Junji Kojima

E House / D.I.G Architects

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Architects: D.I.G Architects
Location: Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture,
Design: Akinori Yoshimura+Maki Yoshimura/D.I.G Architects
Photographs: Courtesy of D.I.G Architects

House in Hanareyama / Kidosaki Architects Studio

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Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio
Location: , Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Design Team: Hirotaka Kidosaki, Satoshi Itasaka
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Kidosaki Architects Studio

Video: Jun Aoki House, Hanegi Park / Shigeru Ban Architects

Watch as JA+U takes a close look at the Jun Aoki House at Hanegi Park designed by Japanese architects .  The short video tours viewers through this intimate and minimalist home, revealing the nuances and features of the design.  The house has a number of unique features, the most prominent of which is the semi-arched roof vault on the second level, which also gives a penetrating view through the length of the house.  The openness of the architecture is emphasized by the austerity of the material choices.  Stark white walls are set against the lush trees and vegetation of Hangei Park, highlighting the contrast between the natural and man-made.

Click here for images via JA+U.  Check out other work by Shigeru Ban Architects on ArchDaily, like the Metal Shutter House in New York City.

Omihachiman House / ALTS Design Office

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Architects: ALTS Design Office
Location: Prefecture, Japan
Design Team: Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 117.89 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

Sense / Kazutoshi Imanaga

Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Architects: Kazutoshi Imanaga
Location: Tokyo,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 340 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office