Aesop Grand Front Osaka / Torafu Architects

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Architects: Torafu Architects
Location: Ofukacho, , Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0011,
Area: 48.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Takumi Ota

House in Kitaoji / Torafu Architects

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Architects: Torafu Architects
Location: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture,
Area: 134 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daici Ano

Haunted Play House / Torafu Architects

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Architects: Torafu Architects
Area: 173 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fuminari Yoshitsugu

Sony Building “Crystal Aqua Trees” Installation / Torafu Architects

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Installed in Sony Square in and on display until January 14, the ‘Crystal Aqua Trees’ is a crystal work of art inspired by the concept of a fountain that can be seen as a spray of water as well as a Christmas tree. Designed by Torafu Architects, the project was inspired by the Trevi fountain in Rome, the “Ai no Izumi” (Fountain of Love) charity drive, which has been held by Sony every year since 1968. For this edition, the architects proposed a new embodiment as an interactive installation. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Mediba Creative Farm / Torafu Architects

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Architects: Torafu Architects
Location: Shibuya,
Project Area: 2,200 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Torafu Architects

Koloro Exhibition / Torafu Architects

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The Koloro Exhibition by Torafu Architects features their complete range of ‘koloro-desk / koloro-stool’, including versions which they collaborated with Mina Perhonen. Shown in CLASKA Gallery and Shop “DO” in , the name ‘koloro’ is an Esperanto word, meaning color, many colors are used at the exhibition. They also display many colorful “airvase” throughout the space, including a new version where we collaborated with photographer Mikiya Takimoto, and a special version of“airvase”, which is enough large to cover your whole body, floating up and down with the help of a motor. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Clopen Shelf Panel / Torafu Architects

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The ‘Clopen’ shelf panel, designed by Torafu Architects, is constructed from elaborate aluminum parts, and at 34mm thick, it looks as if it’s made of natural wood. Attaching sliced veneer to a thin structure, they made space between two boards which can be opened using magnetic keys. When pulled, a secret 23mm thick drawer appears, which is of minimal thickness to store your valuables such as stamps and passbooks. More images of their product after the break.

House in Megurohoncho / TORAFU ARCHITECTS

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Location: Meguro, Tokyo,
Project area: 123,7 sqm
Site area: 109,8 sqm
Completion: 2011
Structural design: OHNO-JAPAN
Production: TSUKI-ZO
Facility design: MAXRAY (Lightings)
Photographs: Daici Ano

House in Ookayama / Torafu Architects

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Architects: Torafu Architects
Location: ,
Structural Design: OHNO-Japan
Lighting: Maxray
Fabric Design: Nuno
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 105 sqm
Photographs: Daici Ano