Garden House / Kochi Architect’s Studio

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Architects: Kochi Architect’s Studio
Location: Chofu, ,
Architect In Charge: Kazuyasu Kochi
Structural Engineer: MI+D architectural structure laboratorylaboratory
Garden: Michiko Tokumitsu / Tokuzou
Constractor: Sugimoto Kogyo co, ltd.
Area: 453.2 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Daichi Ano, Kazuyasu Kochi

House VI / NKS Architects

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Architects: NKS Architects
Location: Chikushino, Fukuoka,
Architect In Charge: Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
Structure: Wood, 1 story
Area: 188.61 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii

Shelf-Pod / Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio

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Architects: Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio
Location: Prefecture, Japan
Design Team: Kazuya Morita, Issei Kawashima
Structure Engineer: Mitsuda Structural Consultant
Construction: Nakano Koumuten
Photographs: Shinichi Watanabe, Ichiro Sugioka

KCH / Kochi Architect’s Studio

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Architects: Kochi Architect’s Studio
Location: Toshima-ku, ,
Architect In Charge: Kazuyasu Kochi
Constractor: Sugimoto Kogyo co, ltd.
Area: 64.6 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Kazuyasu Kochi

9 Gathered Huts / NKS Architects

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Architects: NKS Architects
Location: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka,
Architect In Charge: Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
Structure: RC+S, 1 story
Area: 293.87 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Kouji Okamoto

House H / mattch

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Architects: mattch
Location: Tenpaku-ku ,Aichi-Ken,  
Area: 115.95 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: nacasa&partners

T House / Tsushima Design Studio

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Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
Location: Kamakura,
Principal: Mr. Toshio Tsushima
Design Architects: (TDS)
Contractor: Ito Construction Company
Client: Withheld
Area: 200 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Tokyo Steel House / MDS

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Architects: MDS
Location: Minato-ku, , Japan
Architect In Charge: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura
Area: 84.23 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

House N / mattch

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Architects: mattch
Location: mizuho-ku ,aichi-ken, Japan
Area: 98.16 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: nacasa&partners

Leimond-Shonaka Nursery School / Archivision Hirotani Studio

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Architects: Archivision Hirotani Studio
Location: Owariasahi, Aichi,
Architect In Charge: Hirotani Yoshihiro, Ishida Yusaku
Area: 1,018 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Kurumata Tamotsu, Noriko Momoi

Ogikubo House / MDS

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Architects: MDS
Location: Suginami-ku, , Japan
Architect In Charge: Kiyotoshi Mori, Natsuko Kawamura
Area: 118 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Meet the Artist Behind Those Amazing, Hand-Knitted Playgrounds

Wonder Space II, by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam and Interplay, at Hakone Open Air Museum. Photo © Masaki Koizumi.

In a world of “dumbed-down,” down-right boring playgrounds, the colorful, architectural masterpieces of Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam stand apart. The Japanese artist knits her amazing projects by hand – her most famous project, for example, inside the “Woods of Net” Pavilion at the Hakone Open Air Museum in , took her about a year to complete

We took a moment to speak with Ms. Horiuchi MacAdam about the Pavilion and her other works, how they bridge the worlds of art and architecture, and how they irresistibly invite the world to . You can read our interview, and see more images of her fascinating work, after the break…

Planter House / no.555

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Architects: no.555
Location: Yokohama,
Architect In Charge: Takuya Tsuchida
Structural Design: Megumi Akimoto
Area: 188 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of no.555

Video: Overlapped House / Chika Kijima Architect’s Office + O.F.D.A.

Chika Kijima Architect’s Office + O.F.D.A. transformed a cluster of three existing homes into this work/live haven for a pair of musicians. The naturally lit interiors of the single-story Overlapped House features a studio, kitchen, hall, ample amounts of storage and a well-buffered sleeping quarters.

Video via JA+U.

Japan National Stadium Competition Entry / Jackson Architecture

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Designed by Jackson Architecture, their proposal for the National Stadium is a new stadium in a park, where nature is apparent and can be integrated. Car parking, buses, community and service facilities exist below the park: neighborhood recreation and health areas contribute to the excitement and atmosphere, inhabited every day. The first impression is of a large park, within which a large “ellipsoidal object is placed. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House in Yamasaki / Tato Architects

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Architects: Tato Architects
Location: Hyogo,
Principal Designer: Yo shimada
Area: 119.11 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ken’ichi Suzuki

‘Cinepalego’ Futuristic Cinema Competition Entry / Chansoo Byeon + Daichi Yamashita

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The proposal for the ‘Cinepalego’ Futuristic Cinema is an urban intervention, utilizing the vacant rooftop spaces in Kabukicho in order to create a network of mini-theaters that will spontaneously emerge and provide a variety of social spaces for people. Designed by Chansoo Byeon + Daichi Yamashita, the act of cinema going will be completely redefined, becoming seamlessly integrated into day-to-day life. Occupying the vacant space on the rooftop, the cinemas will also be closely integrated with the businesses underneath. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hanafarm Kitchen / StudioGreenBlue

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Architects: StudioGreenBlue
Location: Honjyou, Saitama,
Team: Mitsuharu Kojima × Wataru Kobayashi
Area: 114 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of StudioGreenBlue