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Birdhouse / Takato Tamagami

© Masaya Yoshimura
© Masaya Yoshimura

© Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura

Arrow / APOLLO Architects & Associates

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Structural Engineer: Kenta Masaki
  • Mechanical Engineer: Zenei Shimada
  • Area: 84.22 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa

Mokumoku Kindergarten / 16A Inc.

© Masaya Yoshimura
© Masaya Yoshimura
  • Architects: 16A Inc.
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Tatsuta Ogawa, Hiroya Kobiki
  • Area: 1665.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Masaya Yoshimura, Tatsuya Ogawa

© Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura

House of Aoba / SKAL + OUVI

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

© Hideya Amemiya © Hideya Amemiya © Hideya Amemiya © Hideya Amemiya

Lattice / APOLLO Architects & Associates

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

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa

Aluminium Flower Garden / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

  • Architects: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

Courtesy of Moriyuki Ochiai Architects Courtesy of Moriyuki Ochiai Architects Courtesy of Moriyuki Ochiai Architects Courtesy of Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

Nousfit Warehouse / Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates

© Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida

Roji House / airscape architects studio

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano

Park House / another APARTMENT

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura
  • Architects: another APARTMENT
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Area: 27.6 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura

'MonsterScape' Exhibit / Hannat Architects

'MonsterScape', an exhibition display design for Monster Exhibition 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

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

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura

Coach Omotesando Flagship / OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Location: Tokyo, 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
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

Hachiouji House / Krew Architects

  • Architects: Krew Architects
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Krew Architects
  • Design Team: Ryosuke Kanayama, Tadashi Kawarasaki
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Krew Architects

Courtesy of Krew Architects Courtesy of Krew Architects Courtesy of Krew Architects Courtesy of Krew Architects

House in Keyaki / SNARK + OUVI

© Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa
  • Architects: SNARK + OUVI
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan.
  • Architect in Charge: Sunao Koase, Yu Yamada, Shin Yokoo
  • Structural Engineer: Shin Yokoo
  • General Constructors: Yasumatsu Takken
  • Area: 10313.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa

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

Courtesy of MenoMenoPiu Architects + FHF Architectes
Courtesy of MenoMenoPiu Architects + FHF Architectes

Designed as a city fragment, not only as a sports stadium, 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 Tokyo Olmpic 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.

House Vision 2013 Exhibition Hits Tokyo

Courtesy of Retail Design Blog
Courtesy of Retail Design Blog

Graphic designer and curator Kenya Hara has put together a three week-long exhibition 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 houses 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.

NN House / PANDA

© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai
  • Architects: PANDA
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Kozo Yamamoto
  • Area: 62.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai