Meteorite Housing / NKS Architects

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Architects: NKS Architects
Location: Dazaifu, Fukuoka,
Architect In Charge: Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
Structure: RC+S, 3 stories
Area: 248.22 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of NKS Architects

FIKA / ON design partners

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Architects: ON design partners
Location: Nagasaki, Toshima-ku,
Design Team: Osamu Nishida, Hirotaka Isshiki, Rie Yanai
Construction: Ohara Komusho
Structure: Ryuji Tabata/ASD
Site Area: 35.66 sqm
Total Floor Area: 58.58 sqm
Area: 22.04 sqm
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

House kn / Kochi Architect’s Studio

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Architects: Kochi Architect’s Studio
Location: Miura, Kanagawa,
Architect In Charge: Kazuyasu Kochi + Mana Kochi
Structural Engineer: MI+D architectural structure laboratory
Constractor: Nakano Koumuten
Area: 223 sqm
Photographs: Nobumitsu Watanabe, Kazuyatsu Kochi

Square Skylight House / NKS Architects

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Architects: NKS Architects
Location: Kashiwa, ,
Architect In Charge: Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
Structure: RC+S, 2 stories
Area: 532.38 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Ken’ichi Suzuki

House with Eaves and an Attic / ON design partners

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Architects: ON design partners
Location: Tokyo,
Design Team: Osamu Nishida, Takanori Ineyama, Rie Yanai
Site Area: 182.25 sqm
Total Floor Area: 84.84 sqm
Area: 58.18 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of ON design partners

Villa SSK / Takeshi Hirobe Architects

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Architects: Takeshi Hirobe Architects
Location: Chiba,
Architect In Charge: Takeshi Hirobe
Structural Engineer: Akira Ouchi /S FORM
Area: 105.05 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

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: Osaka Prefecture,
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 Nagoya-shi,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 Japan, 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…