House with Eaves and an Attic / ON design partners

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Architects: ON design partners
Location: , Japan
Design Team: Osamu Nishida, Takanori Ineyama, Rie Yanai
Site Area: 182.25 sqm
Total Floor Area: 84.84 sqm
Area: 58.18 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of ON design partners

KCH / Kochi Architect’s Studio

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Architects: Kochi Architect’s Studio
Location: Toshima-ku, ,
Architect In Charge: Kazuyasu Kochi
Constractor: Sugimoto Kogyo co, ltd.
Area: 64.6 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Kazuyasu Kochi

Tokyo Steel House / MDS

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Architects: MDS
Location: Minato-ku, ,
Architect In Charge: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura
Area: 84.23 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Ogikubo House / MDS

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Architects: MDS
Location: Suginami-ku, Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Kiyotoshi Mori, Natsuko Kawamura
Area: 118 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Japan National Stadium Competition Entry / Jackson Architecture

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Designed by Jackson Architecture, their proposal for the National Stadium is a new stadium in a park, where nature is apparent and can be integrated. Car parking, buses, community and service facilities exist below the park: neighborhood recreation and health areas contribute to the excitement and atmosphere, inhabited every day. The first impression is of a large park, within which a large “ellipsoidal object is placed. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Cinepalego’ Futuristic Cinema Competition Entry / Chansoo Byeon + Daichi Yamashita

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The proposal for the ‘Cinepalego’ Futuristic Cinema is an urban intervention, utilizing the vacant rooftop spaces in Kabukicho in order to create a network of mini-theaters that will spontaneously emerge and provide a variety of social spaces for people. Designed by Chansoo Byeon + Daichi Yamashita, the act of cinema going will be completely redefined, becoming seamlessly integrated into day-to-day life. Occupying the vacant space on the rooftop, the cinemas will also be closely integrated with the businesses underneath. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House in Mejirodai / Mejiro Studio + Kozo Kadowaki

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Architects: Mejiro Studio + Kozo Kadowaki
Location: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo,
Structural Engineer: Konishi Structural Engineers
Contractor: Hanami Kensetsu
Area: 165.1 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Shimizu Ken

MoMA: Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde

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The Museum of Modern Art in NYC is launching an exhibit called Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, that investigates the transformation of Tokyo from a war-torn nation into an international center for arts, culture and commerce.  The exhibition will run from November 18 through February 25, 2012 and includes over 200 works of various media including painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, drawings, graphic design, video and documentary film.

More after the break.

Breeze / ARTechnic Architects

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Architects: ARTechnic Architects
Location: Setagaya,
Structural Engineer: Naomi Kitayama, NAO
Constructor: Hiroshi, Satohide
Client: Daizawa Court
Area: 520.86 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners

T-Site / Klein Dytham Architecture

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Architects: Klein Dytham Architecture
Location: Daikanyama,
Architect In Charge: Tomoko Ikegai
Architectural Consultant: RIA
Main Contractor: Kajima Construction
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners

Papabubble / Schemata Architects

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Architects: Schemata Architects - Jo Nagasaka
Location: Marunouchi Chiyoda ,
Area: 28.91 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Twin Megaphones / Atelier Tekuto + Yasuhiro Yamashita + Toshiyuki Fujimori

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Architects: Atelier Tekuto, Yasuhiro Yamashita + Toshiyuki Fujimori
Location: Tokyo,
Structure: Takeyuki Gaino / G.DeSIGN
Site Area: 236.46 sqm
Total Floor Area: 213.08 sqm
Area: 118.09 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.

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Architects: Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.
Location: Setagaya-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Site Area: 70 sqm
Building Area: 39.71
Area: 104.58 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Hue Plus / Schemata Architects

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Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Design: So Hashizume(sign)
Interior: Tanseisha Co.,Ltd
Kitchen: Jun Hamada/ADOPT Kitchen works
Electricity: Denyusha Co.,Ltd
Equipment: Takasago Thermal Engineering Co.,Ltd
Area: 1704.3 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Okusawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.

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Architects: Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.
Location: Setagaya-ku, , Japan
Site Area: 165.13 sqm
Building Area: 38.40 sqm
Area: 82.48 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jin Hosoya

Aesop Ginza / Schemata Architects

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Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Construction: Zest
Area: 38.04 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alessio Guarino, Takumi Ota

Takanawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.

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Architects: Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.
Location: Minato-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Site Area: 161.50 sqm
Building Area: 95.15
Area: 229.49 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Daici Ano

AD Classics: Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange

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At about the same time as ’s two huge Olympic arenas for the Olympic Games in the summer of 1964 in Tokyo, there was built in the southern part of a much more modest sports arena of Takamatsu in Kagawa Prefecture between 1962 and 1964. More after the break.