House Isogo / Be-Fun Design

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Architects: Be-Fun Design
Location: Isogo, , Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Tsuyoshi Shindo
Area: 98.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai

House in Raizan-Forest / Rhythmdesign

© Koichi Torimura

Architects: Rhythmdesign
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Kenichiro Ide
Design Team: Kenichiro Ide, Yuta Kinai
Area: 118.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

Frame / APOLLO Architects & Associates

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location: Tokyo,
Area: 142.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

I-House / Architecture Show

© Toshihisa Ishii

Architects: Architecture Show
Location: , Nagasaki Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Masahiko Sato
Area: 129.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii

Okinawa Nursing Training Center / IIDA Archiship Studio

© Kenichi Suzuki

Architects: IIDA Archiship Studio
Location: Haebaru, Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture,
Area: 4377.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kenichi Suzuki

House for Green, Breeze and Light / Yaita and Associates

© Shigeo Ogawa

Architects: Yaita and Associates
Location: Ota, Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Hisaaki Yaita , Naoko Yaita
Area: 145.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa, Courtesy of

Users Create the Color in this Super-Sized Kaleidoscope

Courtesy of

2013 KOBE Biennale visitors had the opportunity to experience the magic of a kaleidoscope in a whole new way thanks to Saya Miyazaki and Masakazu Shiranes’ award-winning installation. The psychedelic polyhedral installation was designed for the Art Container Contest, which challenged participants to create interesting environments within the confines of a single . As visitors meandered through the installation, they became active participants – rather than passive observers – in the kaleidoscope’s constantly changing appearance. For more images and information, continue after the break.

M4 House / Architect Show

© Toshihisa Ishii

Architects: Architect Show
Location: , Nagasaki Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Masahiko Sato
Area: 120.0 sqm
Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii

Patio / Yaita and Associates

© Shigeo Ogawa

Architects: Yaita and Associates
Location: Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Hisaaki Yaita , Naoko Yaita
Area: 227.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa, Shinkenchiku-sha

A-2 House / Architect Show

© Toshihisa Ishii

Architects: Architect Show
Location: , Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Masahiko Sato
Builder: Shiraishi construction Co.,Ltd
Area: 195.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii

HOUSE-K / K2YT

© Satoshi Asakawa

Architects: K2YT
Location: Tokyo,
Consult: Takeshi Suzuki
Area: 291.0 sqm
Photographs: Satoshi Asakawa

House in Gokurakuji / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

© Shinkenchiku-sha

Architects: Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates
Location: , Kanagawa Prefecture,
Area: 70.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shinkenchiku-sha

Kobato Nursery School / so1architect

© Kai Nakamura

Architects: so1architect
Location: , Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Soichi Yamasaki
Area: 1,098 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture’s Installation of Floating, Perforated Membranes

© Issei Mori

Japanese firm Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture‘s “Fusionner 1.0″ was on display this past March at the White Gallery Cube in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The installation consisted of two horizontal floating membranes stretched across a simple rectilinear room, dividing the space vertically into three sections.

House In Iizuka / Rhythmdesign

© Koichi Torimura

Architects: Rhythmdesign
Location: Rakuichi, , Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Kenichiro Ide
Design Team: Kenichiro Ide, Mariko Shimada
Area: 69 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

Wine & Sweets Tsumons / CASE-REAL

© Hiroshi Mizusaki

Architects: CASE-REAL
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Architects In Charge: Koichi Futatusmata, Tomoki Katada
Area: 65 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hiroshi Mizusaki

Style Bakery / SNARK

© Ippei Shinzawa

Architects: SNARK
Location: Hamamatsucho, , Gunma,
Architects In Charge: Sunao Koase,Yu Yamada
Area: 280.0 sqm
Photographs: Ippei Shinzawa

House in Tomigusuku / Rhythmdesign

© Koichi Torimura

Architects: Rhythmdesign
Location: Tomigusuku, Okinawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Kenichiro Ide
Design Team: Kenichiro Ide, Yuta Kinai
Area: 64 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Koichi Torimura