Orandajima House Community Centre / Martin van der Linden + Ayumu Ota + Yuko Kawakita

© Josh Lieberman

Architects: , Ayumu Ota, Yuko Kawakita
Location: , Shimohei District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Area: 196.0 sqm
Photographs: Josh Lieberman, Courtesy of Martin van der Linden + Ayumu Ota + Yuko Kawakita

Japanese Artist Hand-Crafts Intricate Three Dimensional Paperscapes

© Katsumi Hayakawa

Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa’s “Paperworks” explores the impression of architectural density through delicate three-dimensional installations. The intricate sculptures were all hand-crafted piece by piece out of paper and glue, creating an awe-inspiring assemblage of multi-layered urban conditions at different scales. For more information and images, keep reading after the break.

House of a Backstage / y+M

© Nacasa & Partners

Architects: y+M
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners

Ryo Yamada’s Installation Connects Garden Goers to the Sky

Courtesy of Ryo

Ryo Yamada‘s “Air Garden” installation is a passage, but not in the traditional sense of the word. It’s not a passage that connects one point to another, since the walkway does not lead to a tangible destination, but rather a passage that connects an enclosed garden to the vastness of the open sky. The artist believes everyone shares a common desire for the sky, which represents freedom and equality. Read on after the break for more information, images and a video.

SPIRAL / Be-Fun Design

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Architects: Be-Fun Design
Location: , Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Tsuyoshi Shindo
Area: 47.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai

IZAMA / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

© Nobutada Omote

Architects: Yuko Nagayama & Associates
Location: , Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nobutada Omote

O Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Architects: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Location: Tokyo,
Area: 298.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Fusionner2.0-Paper cave / Kotaro Horiuchi

© Issei Mori

Architects: Kotaro Horiuchi
Location: , Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Year: 2014
Photographs: Issei Mori, Courtesy of Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture, Mitsuru Narihara

Transustainable House / SUGAWARADAISUKE

© Jérémie Souteyrat

Architects: SUGAWARADAISUKE
Location: , Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Daisuke Sugawara, Noriyuki Ueakasaka, Hiroshi Narahara
Design Development: SUGAWARADAISUKE
Area: 38.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jérémie Souteyrat

K5-House / Architect Show

© Toshihisa Ishii

Architects: Architect Show
Location: Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Masahiko Sato
Area: 135.0 sqm
Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii

LUZ shirokane / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

© Akinobu Kawabe

Architects: Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates
Location: Shirokane, , Tokyo,
Area: 500.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Akinobu Kawabe

FOO / APOLLO Architects & Associates

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Satoshi Kurosaki
Area: 190.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Y7-House / Architect Show

© Toshihisa Ishii

Architects: Architect Show
Location: , Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Masahiko Sato
Area: 95.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii

Kaminoge House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates
Location: , Tokyo,
Area: 734.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Takumi Ota

House Isogo / Be-Fun Design

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Architects: Be-Fun Design
Location: Isogo, Isogo Ward, 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: , Fukuoka Prefecture,
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, Japan
Architect In Charge: Masahiko Sato
Area: 129.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii