Yotsubako / Mount Fuji Architects Studio + Taisei Design Planners Architects

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Architects: Mount Fuji Architects Studio + 
Location: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Design Team: Masahiro Harada, MAO, Naoto Ishii, Tetsuya Mizukami
Area: 1,139 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ken’ichi Suzuki

House in Shinoharadai / Tai and Associates

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Architects: Tai and Associates
Location: Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Katsuma Tai
Area: 393.17 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Seiichi Ohsawa

Scaled Back House / ROOVICE

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Architects: ROOVICE
Location: Kamakura City, , Japan
Design: Masayoshi Otsubo, Fumie Otsubo (Otsubo Design) Nov Fukui (ROOVICE inc.)
Construction In Charge: Nov Fukui, Motomi Kuroda, Ryota Arai (ROOVICE inc.)
Area: 121.34 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of ROOVICE

House with Gardens / Tetsuo Kondo Architects

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Architects: Tetsuo Kondo Architects
Location: , Japan
Structural Engineer: Konishi Structural Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: ES Associates
Area: 136 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Ken’ichi Suzuki

Geo Metria / Mount Fuji Architects Studio

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Architects: Mount Fuji Architects Studio
Location: , Japan
Area: 123.95 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Kenichi Suzuki

Armadillo / Yuji Tanabe Architects

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Architects: Yuji Tanabe Architects
Location: , Kanagawa, Japan
Structural Engineer: Jun Sato
Builder: Kawaguchi Kenchiku
Area: 52 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yuji Tanabe

A House in Fujimi-cho / Méga

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Architects: Méga
Location: Hiratsuka-city, , Japan
Architect In Charge: Dai Nagasaka
Project Team: (Dai Nagasaka, Ikue Tanaka)
Area: 170.83 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Kobuchi Apartment / Toru Kudo + architecture WORKSHOP

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

Table Hat / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

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Architects: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
Location: Kanagawa,
Structure Engineer: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
Producer: Uemura Design Studio
Lighting Designer: Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design
Contractor: Sensyu Ltd
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

‘Cloud’ Structure / SABAOARCH

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The project, Cloud, designed by SABAOARCH, responds to the unique needs of the client with the creation of a uniquely shaped room. This room is similar to the clouds which float in the sky and is supported by three trunks which branch off from one tree standing on a hill. In order to make the boundary loose, but still maintaining architectural intensity and a feeling of a substance for the place where the natural environment touches primitive architecture, a global image like a vague floating cloud was imagined. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: KAIT (Kanagawa Institute of Technology) by Junya Ishigami + Associates

Above is a video by Vincent Hecht, an architect and filmmaker in France, which highlights the KAIT (Kanagawa Institute of Technology) by Junya Ishigami + Associates. The video is part of a new collection of architecture movies about Japanese architecture. With the relaxing and calming music in the background, you are able to place yourself in the amazing studio and workspace where students get to spend their days designing.

PTL / Satoru Hirota Architects

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Architects: Satoru Hirota Architects  / Satoru Hirota + Yoshimi Kondo
Location: , Japan
Client: Private
Structural Design: Nieda+Hisaeda Architects / Taizen Nieda + Mitsuyoshi Yoshida
Contractor: DAIDO KOGYO Co.,Ltd / Tomotaka Iwamoto
Collabotator: LIMES (roder made kitchen) / Tomoya Matsuda
Site Area: 253.74 sqm
Built-up Area: 213.53 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Satoru Hirota Architects

UN / Yo Yamagata Architects

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Location: ,
Project Area: 144.63 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Forward stroke Inc

In Kyo / Takehiko Nez Architects

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Architects: Takehiko Nez Architects
Location: Kanagawa,
Status: completed march 2010
Structure: ASA
Contractor: Daido Kogyo
Site area: 501.43 sqm
Total floor area: 163.76 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota

House in Seya / Suppose Design Office

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Architects: Suppose Design Office
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Suppose Design Office


Kiti / mihadesign

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Architect: mihadesign
Location: Kamakura, ,
Structural Engineer: Ejiri Structure Design Office
Project Area: site area:150.44 sqm building area: 60.17 sqm, floor area ratio: 133.12 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Shinkenchiku-sha

House in Izumiku / Studio NOA

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Architects: STUDIO・NOA Architect & Associates
Location: , Japan
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 58 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio NOA

Nagi Apartment / UUfie

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Architects: UUfie / Eiri Ota + Irene Gardpoit Chan
Location: , Japan
General Contractor: Shirako Tech co, ltd
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 74 sqm
Photographs: Daici Ano