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.
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.
Architects: Satoru Hirota Architects / Satoru Hirota + Yoshimi Kondo
Location: Kanagawa, Japan
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
Although Atelier Tekuto’s “Relocation” project has been underway since 2007, Yachiyo is the first “Relocation” building completed in Japan. The building is situated 100 meters from the ocean in Hayama, Kanagawa prefecture. This is used as a secondary residence and temporary shop.
Architect: Atelier Tekuto
Location: Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima