Nest We Grow / College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Shinkenchiku-sha

Architects: , Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: Hokkaido, Takinouegenya, Takinoue, Monbetsu District, Hokkaido Prefecture 099-5600,
Area: 85.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shinkenchiku-sha

China’s Pearl River Delta Overtakes Tokyo as World’s Largest Urban Area

The ’s urban growth in 1973 and 2003. Image © Flicker CC user NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

China’s Pearl River Delta has surpassed Tokyo in both size and population, making it the largest urban area in the world, according to the World Bank. The colossal megapolis – a conglomerate of several , including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Foshan and Dongguan – is a central component to China’s manufacturing and trade industries.

It is now home to 42 million – more people than the countries of Canada, Argentina or Australia. And, considering nearly two-thirds of the East Asia region’s population (64%) is still “non-urban,” the area is expected to grow exponentially.

Boulanger Kaiti / MOVEDESIGN

© Yousuke Harigane

Architects: MOVEDESIGN
Location: 18-32 Tamagawamachi, Minami-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 815-0037,
Designer: Mikio Sakamoto
Area: 138.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yousuke Harigane

Children’s Nursing Home “Tsukuba-Aiji-en” / K+S Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda, Yoshihiro Asada

Architects: K+S Architects
Location: , Ibaraki Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Nobuya Kashima, Aya Sato
Area: 1440.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda, Yoshihiro Asada

Bridged Living Space / TT Architects

© Kei Sugino

Architects: TT Architects
Location: Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Teruki Takayoshi, Hisataka Tanio, Kumiko Yamaguchi
Area: 92.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Kei Sugino

Dig In the Sky / Alphaville Architects

© Shigeo Ogawa

Architects: Alphaville Architects
Location: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Kentaro Takeguchi, Asako Yamamoto
Design Team: Tomohisa Koike
Area: 152.0 sqm
Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa

Koyasan Guest House / Alphaville Architects

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Alphaville Architects
Location: Koyasan, , Ito District, Wakayama Prefecture,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

House in Hikone / Tato Architects

© Shinkenchiku sha

Architects: Tato Architects
Location: Shiga Prefecture,
Area: 106.0 sqm
Photographs: Shinkenchiku sha

House in Tsubaki / PANDA

© Koichi Torimura

Architects: PANDA
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Kozo Yamamoto, Shinji Ikeda
Contractor: AZ Construction
Area: 95.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

A’ House / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Nishiazabu, , Tokyo, Japan
Project Team: Wiel Arets, Satoru Umehara, Alex Kunnen
Collaborators: Jörg Lüthke, Jean-Jacques Jungers, Sadamu Shirafuji, Ilze Paklone
Area: 136.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jan Bitter

TY / Yo Yamagata Architects + AND Associates

© Forward Stroke / Koji Okumura

Architects: Yo Yamagata Architects,
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Yo Yamagata, Kazunobu Hamazaki
Area: 157.0 sqm
Year: 14
Photographs: Forward Stroke / Koji Okumura

A Church in Kyoto / Shigenori Uoya Architects and Associates

© Nakamura Kai

Architects: Shigenori Uoya Architects and Associates
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Area: 358.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Nakamura Kai

Hair Salon Slundre / BHIS

© Toshiyuki Azuma

Architects: BHIS
Location: , Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Cohta Asano
The Main Manufacturers: KEYTEC
Area: 137.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Toshiyuki Azuma

MS / Yo Yamagata Architects

© Forward Stroke / Koji Okumura

Architects: Yo Yamagata Architects
Location: Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture,
Area: 144.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Forward Stroke / Koji Okumura

Yorunoma Bar / Naoya Matsumoto

© Takeshi Asano

Architects: Naoya Matsumoto
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Area: 21.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Takeshi Asano

Fujigaoka M / Sinato

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Sinato
Location: Fujigaoka, Aoba Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Chikara Ohno
Area: 64.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

House in Tourimachi / SNARK + OUVI

© Ippei Shinzawa

Architects: SNARK, Ouvi
Location: Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture,
Architects In Charge: Sunao Koase, Naoki Mashiyama (), Shin Yokoo (Ouvi)
Area: 44.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ippei Shinzawa

Fujigaoka T / Sinato

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Sinato
Location: Fujigaoka, Aoba Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Chikara Ohno
Area: 68.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano