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House in Bandoubashi / 2001

17:00 - 22 September, 2016
House in Bandoubashi / 2001, © Shimizu Ken
© Shimizu Ken

© Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Construction

    Roovice
  • Area

    43.06 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

AD Round-Up: The Architecture of Transit

04:00 - 29 August, 2016
AD Round-Up: The Architecture of Transit, Courtesy of Detroit Publishing co. via US Library of Congress (Public Domain)
Courtesy of Detroit Publishing co. via US Library of Congress (Public Domain)

Architecture inherently appears to be at odds with our mobile world – while one is static, the other is in constant motion. That said, architecture has had, and continues to have, a significant role in facilitating the rapid growth and evolution of transportation: cars require bridges, ships require docks, and airplanes require airports.

In creating structures to support our transit infrastructure, architects and engineers have sought more than functionality alone. The architecture of motion creates monuments – to governmental power, human achievement, or the very spirit of movement itself. AD Classics are ArchDaily's continually updated collection of longer-form building studies of the world's most significant architectural projects. Here we've assembled seven projects which stand as enduring symbols of a civilization perpetually on the move. 

© Flickr user littleeve Courtesy of Wikimedia user A. Savin under CC BY-SA 3.0 © Satoru Mishima / FOA © Cameron Blaylock +7

Prototype House in Japan / Javier Mariscal + Lara Pérez-Porro + Tatsumi Planning

19:00 - 17 February, 2016
Prototype House in Japan  / Javier Mariscal + Lara Pérez-Porro + Tatsumi Planning, © Tatsumi Planning Co.
© Tatsumi Planning Co.

© Tatsumi Planning Co. © Tatsumi Planning Co. © Tatsumi Planning Co. © Tatsumi Planning Co. +24

House in Tama-plaza / Takushu ARAI Architects

20:00 - 26 July, 2015
House in Tama-plaza / Takushu ARAI Architects, © Naomi Kurozumi
© Naomi Kurozumi

© Naomi Kurozumi © Naomi Kurozumi © Naomi Kurozumi © Naomi Kurozumi +20

House in Byoubugaura / Takeshi Hosaka

01:00 - 28 October, 2014
House in Byoubugaura / Takeshi Hosaka, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners +35

Love House / Takeshi Hosaka

01:00 - 26 October, 2014
Love House / Takeshi Hosaka, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +31

AD Classics: Yokohama International Passenger Terminal / Foreign Office Architects (FOA)

00:00 - 7 October, 2014
AD Classics: Yokohama International Passenger Terminal / Foreign Office Architects (FOA), © Satoru Mishima / FOA
© Satoru Mishima / FOA

The triumphant critical reception of the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal was the product of inventive architectural methodology and socially conscious thinking. Designed by Foreign Office Architects (FOA) in 1995, the futuristic terminal represented an emergent typology of transportation infrastructure. Its radical, hyper-technological design explored new frontiers of architectural form and simultaneously provoked a powerful discourse on the social responsibility of large-scale projects to enrich shared urban spaces.

© Satoru Mishima / FOA © Satoru Mishima / FOA © Satoru Mishima / FOA © Satoru Mishima / FOA +22

FOO / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 10 August, 2014
FOO / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +24

Grass Cave House / Makiko Tsukada Architects

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
Grass Cave House / Makiko Tsukada Architects, © Shinkenchiku-sha
© Shinkenchiku-sha

© Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha +12

Beyond The Hill / acaa

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
Beyond The Hill / acaa, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kazuhiko Kishimoto
  • Structural Engineer

    Takahiro Suwabe
  • Area

    158.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Video: Studio Beneath the Railway + Step Plaza

00:00 - 7 June, 2013

Beneath an elevated railway in the former red-light district of Kogane-cho, the city of Yokohama and NPO Koganecho Area Management Center commissioned five architects to transform a 100 to 150 square meter site into what is now a destination for local artists and residents. Each practice - Contemporaries, Studio 2A, Workstation, Koizumi Atelier, and Nishikura Architectural Design Office - was assigned a single project, providing the community with a gallery, cafe, studio, meeting hall for artists, and stepped outdoor plaza. Tour through each space with this video, provided by JA+U

AD Classics: Tower of Winds / Toyo Ito

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
AD Classics: Tower of Winds / Toyo Ito, © Tomio Ohashi
© Tomio Ohashi

© Toyo Ito and Associates © Toyo Ito and Associates © Toyo Ito and Associates © Flickr User ..colb.. +9

The Tower of Winds is a project largely indicative of Toyo Ito's approach to architecture, particularly his belief in the importance of technology and its vital role in the future of architecture. The project not only embraces technology and involves it in a dialogue with the city, but also establishes a direct symbolic relationship between nature and the installation.

Pojagi House / MDS

01:00 - 18 June, 2012
Pojagi House / MDS

Pojagi House / MDS Pojagi House / MDS Pojagi House / MDS Pojagi House / MDS +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects

    MDS
  • Project Team

    Kiyotoshi Mori, Natsuko Kawamura 
  • Area

    102.68 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

MUR House / Apollo Architects & Associates

01:00 - 28 September, 2011
MUR House / Apollo Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects

    Apollo Architects & Associates
  • Structural Engineer

    Kenta Masaki
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Zennei Shimada
  • Area

    80.39 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs