Urban Hut / Takehiko Nez Architects

© Takumi Ota Photography

Architects: Takehiko Nez Architects
Location: Tokyo,
Structure: ASA
Contractor: Shinei
Completion: 2011
Site area: 30.37 sqm
Total floor area: 44.26 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota Photography

Taishido House / Akira Koyama + Key Operation

Courtesy of + KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS

Architects:  Akira Koyama + KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS
Location: , Tokyo
Construction: Architecture\ Tokyo Gumi
Gross Floor Area: 148.24 sqm
Completion: October 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Akira Koyama + KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS

Kangaroo Hotel / APOLLO Architects & Associates

© Masao Nishikawa

Architecture: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLOArchitects & Associates
Location: Nihondutumi Taito, ,
Completion: 2009
Structure: RC
Site Area: 87.49 sqm
Total Floor Area: 260.91 sqm (83.49 sqm/1F, 36.05 sqm/2F, 86.05 sqm/3F, 5.32 sqm/PH)
Structure Engineers: Kenta Masaki
Facility Engineers: Kazuyoshi Takei
Construction: Maekawa Constructions
Photography: Masao Nishikawa

Kurenboh / aat + makoto yokomizo, architects

© Makoto Yokomizo

Architect: aat +makoto yokomizo, architects Inc
Location: Taito-ku, , Japan
Construction: Daisaku Construction
Building area: 18.76 sqm
Total floor area: 18.76 sqm
Scale: 1 story
Structure:
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Makoto Yokomizo

Vista / APOLLO Architects & Associates

© Masao Nishikawa

Architecture: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location: Nishidai Itabashi ward, , Japan
Completion: 2011
Structure: Timber structure
Site Area: 54.86sqm
Total Floor Area: 111.78sqm /1F(42.02sqm),2F(47.41sqm),3F(22.35sqm)
Construction: Honma Construction
Photography: Masao Nishikawa

Ravine / APOLLO Architects & Associates

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location: Shirogane Minato ward Tokyo,
Date of Completion: 2011
Site Area: 73.37 sqm
Total Floor Area: 215.93sqm/1F(38.30sqm), 2F(70.48sqm), 3F(65.15sqm), 4F(34.42sqm), PH(7.58sqm)
Structure Engineers: Masaki Structure Laboratory, Kenta Masaki
Facility Engineers: Shimada Architects, Zenei Shimada
Construction: Maekawa Construction
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Intermediating Patterns Exhibition

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From the Kengo Kuma Lab in the University of , 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 , curated by , 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.

House H / Sou Fujimoto

© Iwan Baan

Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects
Location: ,
Principal in charge: Sou Fujimoto
Project Team: Hiroshi Kato
Site area: 72.28 sqm
Building area: 50.52 sqm
Total floor area: 124.87 sqm
Completion: 2008
Photographs: Iwan Baan

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

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.

C-Lab 2005-2011 Exhibition

Courtesy of Columbia University

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 ’s work alongside magazines from Yoshioka Library’s archive of international architecture journals from the 1960s to today. Images of analyses, planning projects, installations, and publications are positioned on the gallery’s shelves next to vintage issues of A+U, Architect, Shinkenchiku, Space, Architectural Review, Domus, Abitare, and Casabella. More information on the exhibition after the break.

nr1977 / mihadesign

© Sadao Hotta

Architect: mihadesign
Location: , Tokyo, Japan
Project Year: 71.5 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Sadao Hotta

House with Futokoro / Mizuishi Architects Atelier

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Architects: Mizuishi Architects Atelier / Kota Mizuishi
Location: Tokyo,
Structural Engineer: Kentaro Nagasaka
Lighting Designer: Yasuo Tsunoda
Contractor: Kraft Home
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 108.11 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Mizuishi Architects Atelier

House in Horinouchi / Mizuishi Architects Atelier

© Hiroshi Tanigawa

Architects: Mizuishi Architects Atelier
Location: Tokyo,
Structural Engineer: Kentaro Nagasaka
Lighting Designer: Tatsuoki Nakajima
Contractor: Hirano-kensetu
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 55.24 sqm
Photographs: Hiroshi Tanigawa

House Contrast / Key Operation

© gumi, KOP

Architect: Key Operation Inc / Architects
Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo
Lead Architect: Akira Koyama
Structural Engineer: Azusagawa Sekkei
Construction: Tokyo Gumi
Project Area: 74.92 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Tokyo gumi, KOP

Skycourt House / Keiji Ashizawa Design

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Keiji Ashizawa Design / Keiji Ashizawa, Rie Honjo
Location: ,
Structure Engineer: ASA asociates: Akira Suzuki
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Sky Garden House / Keiji Ashizawa Design

© Daici Ano

Architects: Keiji Ashizawa Design / Keiji Ashizawa, Mriko Irie
Location: Tokyo,
Structural Engineer: ÅFASA Akira Suzuki
Landscape Design: GLAC Corporation
Furniture Design: DRILL DESIGN / Keiji Ashizawa
Building Construction: Heisei Construction Co., Ltd.
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Daici Ano

Yotsuya Tenera / Key Operation

© Toshihiro Sobajima

Architect: Key Operation Inc. / Architects
Location: , Tokyo, Japan
Contractor: Fujiki Komuten
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

Gate / mihadesign

© Sadao Hotta

Architect: mihadesign
Location: , Tokyo,
Project Area: Site Area:84.75 sqm, Building Area: 50.66 m2, Floor Area Ratio: 88.39 m2
Structure Engineer: ejiri structure design office
Project Year: 2011
Photographer: Sadao Hotta