Niu House / Yoshihiro Yamamoto Architect Atlier

© Yohei Sasakura

Architects: Yoshihiro Yamamoto Architect Atlier
Location: Ikoma, Nara Prefecture,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Yohei Sasakura

Model Factory F / D.I.G Architects

© Yuko Tada

Architects: D.I.G Architects
Location: , Aichi Prefecture,
Design Team: Maki Yoshimura, Akinori Yoshimura
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Yuko Tada

Hanare / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: Isumi-shi, Chiba Prefecture,
Architects: Jo Nagasaka
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 181.96 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Villa 921 / harunatsu-archi

© Kai Nakamura

Architects: harunatsu-archi
Location: Okinawa, Iriomote-Jima,
Design Team: Shoko Murakaji, Naoto Murakaji
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 73,44 sqm
Statics: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

W Window House / Alphaville Architects

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Architects: Alphaville Architects
Location: Kyoto,
Project Year:
Photographs: Courtesy of Alphaville Architects

MR_DESIGN Office / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Seaside Retreat Hayama / YJP architecture

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Architects: YJP architecture
Location: Kanagawa Prefecture,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 45g Photography

IO / Osamu Morishita

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Architects: Osamu Morishita
Location: Anjo, Aichi,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 125 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Osamu Morishita

Sayama Flat / Schemata Architects

 

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: . Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2,227.24 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota

House in Okusawa / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: Okusawa Setagaya
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 136.46 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Mita Residence / YJP Architecture

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Architects: YJP Architecture
Location: Tokyo,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: 45g Photography

Mediba Creative Farm / Torafu Architects

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Architects: Torafu Architects
Location: Shibuya,
Project Area: 2,200 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Torafu Architects

AD Interviews: The Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale / Toyo Ito, Akihisa Hirata, Sou Fujimoto

During the opening of the Venice Biennale, we had the chance to sit down and talk with the curator and participants of the Japan Pavilion, awarded with the Gold Lion.

In the following videos you can see Toyo Ito, curator of “Architecture. Possible Here? Home-for-all”, along with collaborators Akihisa Hirata and Sou Fujimoto, discussing what Architecture means to them, the role of architects in our society, and how they approached the Biennale’s theme “Common Ground” on this particular exhibition, which reunites Japanese architects and an architectural photographer collaborating on the design of houses for those affected by the 2011 tsunami.

We thank the Japan Foundation for this interview.

and Sou Fujimoto videos after the break:

Skate Park House / LEVEL Architects

© Kojima Junji

Architects: LEVEL Architects
Location: -to, Shibuya-ku, Sendagaya,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kojima Junji

T.S.R.Building / Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

© Naoomi Kurozumi

Architects: Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
Location: Minatu-Ku ,
Architect In Charge: Jun’ichi Ito, Naoko Ito
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Naoomi Kurozumi

G-Flat / architecture WORKSHOP

© Daici Ano

Architects: Koh Kitayama – architecture WORKSHOP
Location: , Japan
Design Team: Koh Kitayama, Mariko Hama, Yurie Kobayashi, Hiroko Hasama, Toru Kudo
Project Year: 2006
Project Area: 2635.78 sqm
Photographs: Daici Ano

Rest Villa Funabori / Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

© Naoomi Kurozumi

Architects: Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
Location: Edogawa-Ku ,
Architect In Charge: Jun’ichi Ito, Naoko Ito
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Naoomi Kurozumi

Clover House / Toru Kudo + architecture WORKSHOP

© Daici Ano

Architects: +
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Design Team: Toru Kudo, KohKitayama, Yukiko Yamamoto
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Daici Ano