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 . 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, 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,
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: , Japan
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: , Japan
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: , 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: Tokyo,
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: , Japan
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: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,
Contractor: Fujiki Komuten
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

Gate / mihadesign

© Sadao Hotta

Architect: mihadesign
Location: , , Japan
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

Stay Residence / Studio Loop

© Kai Nakamura

Architects: Studio Loop
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 91.05 sqm
Structural design: Iwashita Structural Engineers
Photographs: Kai Nakamura, Studio Loop

Shanon Office / Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

© Shinichi Sato

Architects: Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates co
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 84 sqm
Photographs: Shinichi Sato

Mishima House / Keiji Ashizawa Design

© Daici Ano

Architects: Keiji Ashizawa Design
Location: , Japan
Project Architects: Keiji Ashizawa, Chino YamaguchiÅ
Structural Engineer: ÅFASA Akira Suzuki
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Daici Ano

HA Tower / Frontoffice + François Blanciak Architect

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The HA tower, designed by Frontoffice + François Blanciak Architect, proposes a hybrid model for urban life that embraces the city, pulling it in the heart of the units, while still offering large open spaces that otherwise are only available on the urban fringe. Located in Higashi-Azabu, within walking distance of a cluster of rail lines, Shiba Park, and the iconic Tower, the corner site is small, covering only 130 square meters and is constrained by a floor area ratio that limits construction to 8 floors. More images and architects’ description after the break.

2 Courts House / Keiji Ashizawa Design

© Daici Ano

Architects: Keiji Ashizawa Design
Location: ,
Project Architect: Keiji Ashizawa / Naoki Sekikawa
Structure Engineer: ASA asociates / Akira Suzuki
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Daici Ano

Long Slow Distance / Upsetter Architects

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Architects: Upsetter Architects
Location: , Japan
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 33.4 sqm
Photographs: Yusuke Wakabayashi

House in Musashisakai / Upsetters Architects

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Architects: Upsetters Architects
Location: , Japan
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 96.69 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Upsetters Architects