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Shoji Screen House / Yoshiaki Yamashita

19:00 - 30 November, 2016
Shoji Screen House  / Yoshiaki Yamashita, © Eiji Tomita
© Eiji Tomita

© Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita +38

Small Room-Small Green / JAM

20:00 - 28 October, 2016
Small Room-Small Green / JAM, Courtesy of Jun Murata
Courtesy of Jun Murata

Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jun Murata
  • Area

    24.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jun Murata

AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion at Expo '70 / Sverre Fehn

04:00 - 22 March, 2016
AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion at Expo '70 / Sverre Fehn, Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum
Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum

Though architectural history is replete with bricks, stones, and steel, there is no rule that states that architecture must be ‘solid’. Sverre Fehn, one of the most prominent architects of postwar Norway, regularly made use of heavy materials like concrete and stone masonry in his projects [1]. In this way, his proposal for the Nordic Pavilion at the Osaka World Expo in 1970 could be seen as an atypical exploration of a more delicate structure. Representing a very different aspect of ‘Modernity’ than his usual work, Fehn’s “breathing balloon” pavilion stands not only in contradiction to Fehn’s design canon, but to that of traditional architecture as a whole.

Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum +10

Yoshinagaya / Office for Environment Architecture

20:00 - 26 January, 2016
Yoshinagaya / Office for Environment Architecture, © Hiroshi Nakamura
© Hiroshi Nakamura

© Hiroshi Nakamura © Hiroshi Nakamura © Hiroshi Nakamura © Hiroshi Nakamura +21

House for Pottery Festival / Office for Environment Architecture

17:00 - 5 January, 2016
House for Pottery Festival / Office for Environment Architecture, © Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada +23

Glass Art Gallery & Residence / Jun Murata

19:00 - 10 November, 2015
Glass Art Gallery & Residence / Jun Murata, Courtesy of Jun Murata
Courtesy of Jun Murata

Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jun Murata / JAM, IA Osmond Int’l JPN
  • Model

    Nini, Weiwei
  • Area

    99.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jun Murata

Spiral Window House / Alphaville Architects

19:00 - 24 October, 2015
Spiral Window House / Alphaville Architects, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Structural Engineer

    Takashi Manda (Takashi Manda Structural Design)
  • Area

    28.95 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Lamenting the Loss of Hotel Okura, One of Tokyo's Modernist Gems

05:30 - 27 August, 2015

The news last year that the Hotel Okura, often described as one of Tokyo´s "Modernist gems," was to be demolished was met with widespread disappointment across the board. Built in 1962 under the design direction of Yoshiro Taniguchi, Hideo Kosaka, Shiko Munakata, and Kenkichi Tomimoto, the hotel has long been considered a significant architectural landmark in the Japanese capital. With only a week to go until the hotel checks out its last guest, Monocle—having been granted exclusive access—have shared with us a film to capture "the gracious ways of this much-loved building."

Oryza Nakanoshima Spinning / Naoya Matsumoto Design

20:00 - 18 August, 2015
Oryza Nakanoshima Spinning / Naoya Matsumoto Design, © Takeshi Asano
© Takeshi Asano

© Takeshi Asano © Takeshi Asano © Takeshi Asano © Takeshi Asano +22

House of Yabugaoka / Flame planningoffice

22:00 - 9 July, 2015
House of Yabugaoka / Flame planningoffice, © Yohei Sasakura
© Yohei Sasakura

© Yohei Sasakura © Yohei Sasakura © Yohei Sasakura © Yohei Sasakura +13

Kakko House / YYAA

22:00 - 2 July, 2015
Kakko House / YYAA, © Keishiro Yamada
© Keishiro Yamada

© Keishiro Yamada © Keishiro Yamada © Keishiro Yamada © Keishiro Yamada +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yoshihiro Yamamoto
  • Area

    113.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Re-Toyosaki / Coil Kazuteru Matumura Architects

21:00 - 17 March, 2015
Re-Toyosaki / Coil Kazuteru Matumura Architects, © Yoshiro Masuda
© Yoshiro Masuda

© Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda +25

Ito-Biyori Cafe / ninkipen!

20:00 - 24 February, 2015
Ito-Biyori Cafe / ninkipen!, © Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

© Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yasuo Imazu
  • Area

    67.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Dig In the Sky / Alphaville Architects

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
Dig In the Sky / Alphaville Architects, © Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa

© Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kentaro Takeguchi, Asako Yamamoto
  • Design Team

    Tomohisa Koike
  • Area

    152.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Yorunoma Bar / Naoya Matsumoto

01:00 - 27 December, 2014
Yorunoma Bar / Naoya Matsumoto, © Takeshi Asano
© Takeshi Asano

© Takeshi Asano © Takeshi Asano © Takeshi Asano © Takeshi Asano +11

House in Asahiku / Coo Planning

01:00 - 3 September, 2014
House in Asahiku / Coo Planning, © Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Akiyoshi Nakao
  • Area

    55.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House with Podocarpus / Yasutoshi Mifune + Toru Atarashi

01:00 - 2 June, 2014
House with Podocarpus / Yasutoshi Mifune + Toru Atarashi, © Yasunori Shimomura
© Yasunori Shimomura

© Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura +34

Atlas house / Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

01:00 - 13 May, 2014
Atlas house  / Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +19