Grass Cave House / Makiko Tsukada Architects

© Shinkenchiku-sha

Architects: Makiko Tsukada Architects
Location: , Kanagawa, Japan
Architect In Charge: Makiko Tsukada
Area: 97 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shinkenchiku-sha

Beyond The Hill / acaa

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: acaa
Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Kazuhiko Kishimoto
Area: 158 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda, Ryogo Utatsu

Video: Studio Beneath the Railway + Step Plaza

Beneath an elevated railway in the former red-light district of Kogane-cho, the city of 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 – 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

Celluloid Jam / N MAEDA ATELIER

© Toshihiro Sobajima

Architects: N MAEDA ATELIER
Location: , Kanagawa, Japan
Principal Architects: Norisada Maeda
Structural Engineering: Ryozo Umezawa
Contractor: Kasahara Koumuten
Area: 80.3 sqm
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

AD Classics: Tower of Winds / Toyo Ito

© Tomio Ohashi

The Tower of Winds is a project largely indicative of ’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.

House in Shimoda-Chou / EANA

© Koichi Torimura

Architects: EANA
Location: City, Kanagawa,
Design Team: Kohei Iwasaki, Tota Abe
Area: 77.8 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

House in Futakoshinchi / Tato Architects

© Mitsutaka Kitamura

Architects: Tato Architects
Location: Kanagawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Yo Shimada
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Mitsutaka Kitamura

Pojagi House / MDS

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: MDS
Location: Yokohama-City, Kanagawa,
Project Team: Kiyotoshi Mori, Natsuko Kawamura 
Project Area: 102.68 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

House on the Bluff / Edward Suzuki Associates

© Yasuhiro Nukamura

Architects: Edward Suzuki Associates - Edward Suzuki, Toshiharu Nanba
Location: Yamate,, Japan
Site Area: 767.54 sqm
Completion: 2012
Structure: RC
Total Floor Area: 384.59 sqm
Photographs: Yasuhiro Nukamura

   

Hongodai Christ Church School & Nursery / Takeshi Hosaka Architects

© Masao Nishikawa

The Hongodai Christ Church School & Nursery is a complex of church school (2nd floor) and nursery (1st floor) administered by Protestant Christ church. The premises are located at a greenery area in city surrounded by fields, parks and hills in the neighborhood. It has been planned in the open space such that places for children to stay are mixed into forest with rich natural environment.

Architect: Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Location: Yokohama,
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Japan Ltd / Hitoshi Yonamine
Project Area: site 1,332.92 sqm, building area 265.97 sqm, total floor area 531.94
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa