Sayama Flat / Schemata Architects

 

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

House in Okusawa / Schemata Architects

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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: ,
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

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

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

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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

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

Rest Villa Funabori / Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

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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

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

Venice Biennale 2012: Photos of the Japanese Pavilion by Patricia Parinejad

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Photographer Patricia Parinejad has shared with us her images from the Japanese Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale. Presenting “Architecture. Possible here? Home-for-all”, the exhibition tells the story of three emerging architects collaborating with the exhibit’s curator, Toyo Ito, to design for the Rikuzentakata residents who lost their homes during the devastating 2011 tsunami. “The humanity of this project” impressed the Biennale jury and was awarded the top honor of the Gold Lion.

Check out our previous coverage on the exhibit for more information and continue after the break for more images.

KDR House / I.R.A.

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Architects: International Royal Architecture
Location: , Japan
Design Team: Akinori Kasegai, Daisuke Tsunakawa, Seo Jung Hwan
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

Grove House / Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

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Architects: Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
Location: Saitama,
Design Team: Jun’ichi Ito, Naoko Ito
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 105.13 sqm
Photographs: Naoomi Kurozumi

Yutenji Apartments / architecture WORKSHOP

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Architects: architecture WORKSHOP
Location: , Japan
Design Team: Koh Kitayama, Hiroko Hasama, Mariko Hama, Kim Young Woo, Shimpei Yamashita
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Daici Ano

Venice Biennale 2012: Architecture. Possible here? Home-for-all / Japan Pavilion

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The Japan Pavilion for the Venice Biennale (designed by Takamasa Yoshizaka in 1956) presented the exhibit “Architecture. Possible here? Home-for-all”, curated by Toyo Ito, with the participation of architectural photographer Naoya Hatakeyama, and architects Kumiko Inui, Sou Fujimoto and .

The exhibition, which was awarded with the Gold Lion at the Biennale, takes us through the process where these three emerging architects collaborated with Toyo Ito to design the “Home-for-all”, a project for the inhabitants of Rikuzentakata who lost their homes during the tsunami in 2011.

In the walls we find Hatakeyama’s photos from before and after the tsunami, along with a visual registry of the architects visiting the location. Around the pavilion, several study models reveal the process to design this unique type of house.

Home-for-all © David Basulto, ArchDaily

The jury stated at the award ceremony that ”the presentation and the storytelling in the Pavilion are exceptional and highly accessible to a broad audience. The jury was impressed with the humanity of this project.”

In the next days we will feature an exclusive interview with the curator, Toyo Ito. More photos and text from Toyo Ito after the break:

ISM House / I.R.A

© Nobuaki Nakagawa

Architects: International Royal Architecture
Location: ,
Design Team: Akinori Kasegai, Daisuke Tsunakawa, Seo Jung Hwan, Kim Jino
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

Edogawa Garage Club Renovation / Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

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Architects: Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
Location: Edogawa, ,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Naoomi Kurozu

Kobuchi Apartment / Toru Kudo + architecture WORKSHOP

© Daici Ano

Architects:
Location: , Japan
Design Team: Toru Kudo, Koh Kitayama, Mayumi Watanabe
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Daici Ano