T-Site / Klein Dytham Architecture

© Nacasa & Partners

Architects: Klein Dytham Architecture
Location: Daikanyama,
Architect In Charge: Tomoko Ikegai
Architectural Consultant: RIA
Main Contractor: Kajima Construction
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners

Papabubble / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects - Jo Nagasaka
Location: Marunouchi Chiyoda Tokyo,
Area: 28.91 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Takumi Ota

T-House / Satoru Ito Architects

© Takeshi Yamagishi

Architects: Satoru Ito Architects
Location: Yokohama,
Structure Engineering: Alan Burden
Year: 2009
Photographs: Satoru Ito, Takeshi Yamagishi

Rustic House / UID Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: UID Architects
Location: Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima,
Design Team: Keisuke Maeda
Year: 2010
Area: 93.55 sqm
General Contractor: OKITA – Norikazu Okita
Site Area: 751.25 sqm
Total Floor Area: 110 sqm
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda, Courtesy of

Twin Megaphones / Atelier Tekuto + Yasuhiro Yamashita + Toshiyuki Fujimori

© Toshihiro Sobajima

Architects: Atelier Tekuto, Yasuhiro Yamashita + Toshiyuki Fujimori
Location: Tokyo,
Structure: Takeyuki Gaino / G.DeSIGN
Site Area: 236.46 sqm
Total Floor Area: 213.08 sqm
Area: 118.09 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

Sky Catcher House / acaa

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: acaa - Kazuhiko Kishimoto
Location: Atsugi, Kanagawa,
Site Area: 198.5 sqm
Area: 105.4 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.
Location: Setagaya-ku,,Japan
Site Area: 70 sqm
Building Area: 39.71
Area: 104.58 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Hue Plus / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Design: So Hashizume(sign)
Interior: Tanseisha Co.,Ltd
Kitchen: Jun Hamada/ADOPT Kitchen works
Electricity: Denyusha Co.,Ltd
Equipment: Takasago Thermal Engineering Co.,Ltd
Area: 1704.3 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Mori x Hako / UID Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: UID Architects
Location: Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima,
Design Team: Keisuke Maeda
Year: 2009
Area: 403.1 sqm
Client: Monami Co.Ltd.
Cost: € 675,000
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda, Courtesy of UID Architect

Mascara House / mA-style architects

© Kai Nakamura

Architects: mA-style architects
Location: Shizuoka, -City, Japan
Architect In Charge: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
Site Area: 232.02 sqm
Building Area: 82.46 sqm
Area: 111.44 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

House in Sakado / LEVEL Architects

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Architects: LEVEL Architects
Location: Saitama,
Site Area: 231.95 sqm
Total Floor Area: 214.67 sqm
Area: 137.01 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of LEVEL Architects

Okusawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.

© Jin Hosoya

Architects: Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.
Location: Setagaya-ku, , Japan
Site Area: 165.13 sqm
Building Area: 38.40 sqm
Area: 82.48 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jin Hosoya

Aesop Ginza / Schemata Architects

© Alessio Guarino

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Construction: Zest
Area: 38.04 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alessio Guarino, Takumi Ota

Atelier-Bisque Doll / UID Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: UID Architects
Location: Minoh, Osaka,
Design Team: Keisuke Maeda
Year: 2009
Area: 151.25 sqm
Site Area: 328.16 sqm
Total Floor Area: 151.25 sqm
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

A Circle in a Square / Binocle

© Osamu Nakamura

Architects: Binocle
Location: Prefecture, Japan
Architectural Design: Massimo Bartolini and Lorenzo Bini
Collaborators: Enrico Forestieri
Area: 470 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Osamu Nakamura

Takanawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.

© Daici Ano

Architects: Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.
Location: Minato-ku,,Japan
Site Area: 161.50 sqm
Building Area: 95.15
Area: 229.49 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Daici Ano

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…