Mokumoku Kindergarten / 16A Inc.

© Masaya Yoshimura

Location: Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Tatsuta Ogawa, Hiroya Kobiki
Area: 1,665 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Masaya Yoshimura, Tatsuya Ogawa

Lattice / APOLLO Architects & Associates

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location: , Japan
Structural Engineer: Kenta Masaki
Mechanical Engineer: Zenei Shimada
Area: 101.44 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

House of Aoba / SKAL + OUVI

© Hideya Amemiya

Architects: OUVI, SKAL
Location: ,
Planning: Kazuya Shikinami
Structural Engineer: Shin Yokoo,Keita KIsami
Landscaping: Fujikura landscaping design office
Furniture Design: KENRIKI
Area: 53.2 sqm
Photographs: Hideya Amemiya

Aluminium Flower Garden / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

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Architects: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Location: ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

Nousfit Warehouse / Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates

© Katsuhisa Kida

Architects: Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates
Location: ,
Design: Hideo Horikawa
Contractor: Takeshi Koumuten
Area: 39.74 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Katsuhisa Kida

Roji House / airscape architects studio

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: airscape architects studio
Location: Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Tsuyoshi Ando
Area: 132.06 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Hachioji Tree House / Airscape Architects Studio + torinuso

© Kai Nakamura

Architects: Airscape Architects Studio + 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Tsuyoshi Ando, Kazuki Ohtomo
Area: 255 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

Park House / another APARTMENT

© Koichi Torimura

Architects: another APARTMENT
Location: Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
Area: 27.6 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

‘MonsterScape’ Exhibit / Hannat Architects

© Koichi Torimura

‘MonsterScape’, an display design for Monster 2013 organized by Recover & Rebuild Japanese art & design, was a concept created by Hannat Architects to exhibit monsters as a metaphor of disaster and to prevent people’s consciousness of disaster from diminishing. On display this past February, the organizer of the event wanted this exhibition to be something not to tell the misery of disaster but to recall “important things” that tend to be forgotten in everyday life, and visitors to enjoy art and design. More images and architects’ description after the break.

NN House / Kozo Yamamoto

© Koichi Torimura

Architects: Kozo Yamamoto
Location: Tokyo,
Structural Engineer: a・s・t atelier
Contractor: B・L home
Area: 61.59 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

Coach Omotesando Flagship / OMA

© Iwan Baan

Architects: OMA
Location: , Japan
Partner In Charge: Shohei Shigematsu
Project Architect: Rami Abou Khalil
Team: Yolanda do Campo, Benedict Clouette with Jackie Woon Bae, Cass Nakashima, Phillip Poon, David Theisz
Area: 444.75 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Hachiouji House / Krew Architects

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Architects: Krew Architects
Location: Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Krew Architects
Design Team: Ryosuke Kanayama, Tadashi Kawarasaki
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Krew Architects

House in Keyaki / SNARK + OUVI

© Ippei Shinzawa

Architects: SNARK + OUVI
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Sunao Koase, Yu Yamada, Shin Yokoo
Structural Engineer: Shin Yokoo
General Constructors: Yasumatsu Takken
Area: 10,313 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ippei Shinzawa

‘The Twist’: Tokyo Olympic Stadium Competition Entry / MenoMenoPiu Architects + FHF Architectes

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Designed as not only a sports stadium, but as a city fragment, the design by MenoMenoPiu Architects + FHF Architectes is an attractor: innovative and a generator of vitality. Given the name The Twist, their proposal for the Olympic Stadium is expanding in order to better reach users’ requirements: proximity, diversity, and accessibility. Their conept, unlike other conventional stadiums, is an elliptical spiral which is gradually unrolling and forming. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan

Once again, Iwan Baan shared with us another impresive photoset. This time, we are presenting the Tama Art University Library in , Japan, by Toyo Ito.

Za Koenji Public Theatre / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan

Once more, Iwan Baan shared with the Za Koenji Public Theatre by Toyo Ito in Tokyo, . An impressive black volume in the middle of the city of Suginami in Tokyo and managed by Creative Theatre Network (CTN), a non-profit organization led by president Ren Saito.

You can see the complete photoset on Iwan’s website.

House Vision 2013 Exhibition Hits Tokyo

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Graphic designer and curator Kenya Hara has put together a three week-long in Tokyo focusing on the future of the Japanese house. Hara argues that the housing industry can no longer be isolated but must be combined with other industries, technologies and ideas, including energy, transportation, communication, household appliances, the “vision of happiness” pursued by adults, the representation of Japanese traditions and aesthetics as well as a future vision of health. All of these elements he hopes to present and discuss at the House Vision Exhibition where more than ten types of futuristic are on display and daily seminars with expert urban planners, developers, contractors, architects, telecom and even gas organizations have been taking place.

Read more about the exhibition after the break.

ST-House / PANDA

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Architects: PANDA
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Kozo Yamamoto
Area: 62.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai