We just received the first store for “132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE” designed by Tokujin Yoshioka has been launched.
“132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE” is a new label and a new evolution of “A piece of Cloth” by Issey Miyake, based on the ideas of “Regeneration and Re-creation.”
Further information and pictures after the break.
The program called for a main residence and a working space. The house and office are two separate independent entities however have a seamless relationship. There are two entrances to the building, including a three car garage and carriage porch to receive visitors. According to the architects the design of these elements stemmed from what the site demanded.
Do you think you could live in a house no bigger than a parking space? And not just by yourself, do you think you could live there with your mother? Apparently, Fuyuhito Moriya can. Check the video from CNN and tell us what you think.
IDEA Office coordinated with the clients of Y-house to develop a design that successfully incorporates solar access to all parts of the house, connecting to the surrounding environment through outdoor spaces that enhanced the feeling of openness all while maintaining privacy. Follow the break for photographs and drawings of Y-house.
Architects: IDEA Office
Location: Saitama, Japan
Project Credits: Eric Kahn and Russell Thomsen, Partners, with Ron Golan
Project Team: Adrian Ariosa, Keith Gendel, Rinaldo Perez
Associate Architect: Masao Yahagi & Associates
Project Area: 1050 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photography: Kouichi Torimura
The owners of the Stair House are are a young couple, both teachers, with two young children. When they hired architects y+Mdo to design their dream home, they had three key themes in mind; A house that could protect their privacy, provided warm and bright space, and could also encourage the gathering of people as they love their students visiting them.
For more photographs and details of the Stair House follow the break.
The Sumikiri House is located within a residential neighborhood where there are existing older tenement houses in Amagasaki-City, Hyogo-Pref, Japan. The existing fabric of the neighborhood consists of narrow roadways, about 4 meters, and dense housing with limited poor views. The house is located on a corner lot, and with the idea to maximize the lot the architects created a design that incorporated a lot of natural light and joyfulness for the family.
Architect : y+Mdo
Location: Amagasaki-City, Hyogo-Pref, Japan
Project Architect: Masahiro Miyake
Project Manager: Hidemasa Yoshimoto
Project Area: 113.20 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of y+Mdo
Bridging the gap between nature and architecture, the Tokyo-based architecture office of Akihisa Hirata have designed an organic residential complex in Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan to break the typical layered architectural form seen very often in residential architecture. The result is very ambiguous interior and exterior spaces creating a more dynamic experience for its users. More images and architect’s description after the break.
EASTERN Design Office shared with us their latest project, designed for a very particular client, awaiting for his death.
You can read the complete story behind this project, with photographs by Koichi Torimrua
Architects: Claesson Koivisto Rune
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Project team: Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune, Kumi Nakagaki, Patrick Coan
Client: Shigeo Mashiro, Ricordi & Sfera co., ltd.
Contractor: Sugawara Construction co., ltd.
Total floor area: 1,200 sqm
Project Year: 2003
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman, Nacasa & Partners inc., Johan Fowelin