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Japan National Stadium Competition Entry / Jackson Architecture

Designed by Jackson Architecture, their proposal for the Japan 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

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.

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

Tokyo 1955–1970 A New Avant-Garde; Courtesy of MoMA
Tokyo 1955–1970 A New Avant-Garde; Courtesy of MoMA

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.

Papabubble / Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects

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T-Site / Klein Dytham Architecture

  • Architects: Klein Dytham Architecture
  • Location: Daikanyama, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Tomoko Ikegai
  • Architectural Consultant: RIA
  • Main Contractor: Kajima Construction
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nacasa & Partners, Courtesy of Klein Dytham Architecture

© Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners

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

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

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

Hue Plus / Schemata Architects

  • Architects: Schemata Architects
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • 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
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Takumi Ota, Courtesy of Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota

Aesop Ginza / Schemata Architects

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

  • 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
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano

AD Classics: Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange

Photo by naoyafujii - http://www.flickr.com/photos/naoyafujii/
Photo by naoyafujii - http://www.flickr.com/photos/naoyafujii/

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

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Sense / Kazutoshi Imanaga

Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Architects: Kazutoshi Imanaga Location: Tokyo, Japan Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 340 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Mita Residence / YJP Architecture

  • Architects: YJP Architecture
  • Location: Tokyo, Japón
  • Colaboradores: Toyoda and Associates
  • Area: 2530.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: 45g Photography

© 45g Photography © 45g Photography © 45g Photography © 45g Photography