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Suspensions Of Space / htmn

  • Architects: htmn
  • Location: Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Project Architects: Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata
  • Contractor: Minaduki Kousan Ltd.
  • Area: 222.79 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

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

Damier / APOLLO Architects & Associates

 © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

Architecture: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates Location: Tokyo, Japan Completion: December 2009 Structure: RC Site Area: 32.16m2 Total Floor Area: 114.55m2 Structural Engineer: Kenta Masaki Photography: Masao Nishikawa

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

Yellow Peach / MuFF

  • Architects: MuFF - Kosuke Kajikawa
  • Location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Client: Yellow Peach
  • Area: 30.4 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of muff

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Marronier Court / Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Location: 1508-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Client: Toshin Development. Co., Ltd
  • Area: 2424.4 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

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

House In Eifukucho / Upsetters Architects

  • Architects: Upsetters Architects
  • Location: Eifukucho Station, Tokyo, Japan
  • Area: 124.81 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Yusuke Wakabayashi

© Yusuke Wakabayashi © Yusuke Wakabayashi © Yusuke Wakabayashi © Yusuke Wakabayashi

Dancing Trees, Singing Birds / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

  • Architects: Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
  • Location: Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
  • Exterior Wall Finish: Japanese Cypress Lining Board
  • Area: 770.22 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Courtesy of hiroshi nakamura & nap

Courtesy of  hiroshi nakamura & nap Courtesy of  hiroshi nakamura & nap Courtesy of  hiroshi nakamura & nap Courtesy of  hiroshi nakamura & nap

Taishido House / Akira Koyama + Key Operation

  • Architects: Akira Koyama + Key Operation
  • Location: etagaya, Tokyo
  • Architects:   Akira Koyama + KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS
  • Construction: Architecture\ Tokyo Gumi
  • Area: 148.24 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of akira koyama + key operation inc. / architects

Courtesy of  akira koyama + key operation inc. / architects Courtesy of  akira koyama + key operation inc. / architects Courtesy of  akira koyama + key operation inc. / architects Courtesy of  akira koyama + key operation inc. / architects

Urban Hut / Takehiko Nez Architects

  • Architects: Takehiko Nez Architects
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Takehiko Nez Architects
  • Structure: ASA
  • Contractor: Shinei
  • Site Area: 30.37 sqm
  • Area: 44.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Takumi Ota Photography

© Takumi Ota Photography © Takumi Ota Photography © Takumi Ota Photography © Takumi Ota Photography

Kangaroo Hotel / APOLLO Architects & Associates

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Location: Nihondutumi Taito, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architecture: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLOArchitects & Associates
  • Structure Engineers: Kenta Masaki
  • Facility Engineers: Kazuyoshi Takei
  • Structure: RC
  • Construction: Maekawa Constructions
  • Total Floor Area: 260.91 sqm (83.49 sqm/1F, 36.05 sqm/2F, 86.05 sqm/3F, 5.32 sqm/PH)
  • Area: 260.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

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

Intermediating Patterns Exhibition

From the Kengo Kuma Lab in the University of Tokyo, we received this video showing an architecture related exhibition on intermediate space and experimental architecture inspired by Japanese traditional patterns that we recently exhibited in Tokyo, curated by Kengo Kuma, Matteo Belfiore, and Salvator-John A. Liotta, which is part of two exhibitions and a series of symposia organized by The Italian Cultural Center of Tokyo in concomitance with the UIA International Congress of Architecture.

Some more images after the break.

Exhibit in Tokyo: Architectural Environments for Tomorrow: New Spatial Practices in Architecture and Art

Haruka Kojin, Contact Lens; Photo © DAICI ANO
Haruka Kojin, Contact Lens; Photo © DAICI ANO

The computerization and urbanization of the 21st century is creating new lifestyles and forms of public space. Architectural Environments for Tomorrow presents the spatial experiments of 23 architects and artists from around the world responding to the transformation of their surroundings. “The metaphors of the world-views suggested by the artists resonate with the practical proposals of the architects, presenting images of future humanity from a variety of different angles.” Architects featured include Toyo Ito, Frank O. Gehry, Sou Fujimoto and many more. Continue reading for a complete list of the participants and more information on the exhibit.

AMID.cero9, The Golden Dome; Photo © DAICI ANO Selgascano, OURShELVES; Photo © DAICI ANO The Ministry of Culture of The Kingdom of Bahrain, Reclaim; Photo © DAICI ANO Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA Rolex learning center EPFL; Photo © DAICI ANO

C-Lab 2005-2011 Exhibition

The work of C-Lab, Columbia University’s experimental urban and architecture think tank, is on display in Tokyo. Conceived as a temporary occupation, the exhibition presents C-Lab’s work alongside magazines from Yoshioka Library’s archive of international architecture journals from the 1960s to today. Images of C-Lab analyses, planning projects, installations, and publications are positioned on the gallery’s shelves next to vintage issues of A+U, Japan Architect, Shinkenchiku, Space, Architectural Review, Domus, Abitare, and Casabella. More information on the exhibition after the break.