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Kagoshima

AM Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

23:00 - 3 March, 2016
AM Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro, © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue
© Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

© Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue + 18

House in Kiirenakamyo / Suppose Design Office

20:00 - 14 January, 2016
House in Kiirenakamyo / Suppose Design Office, Courtesy of Suppose Design Office
Courtesy of Suppose Design Office

Courtesy of Suppose Design Office Courtesy of Suppose Design Office Courtesy of Suppose Design Office Courtesy of Suppose Design Office + 13

Japan's Abandoned Golf Courses Get Second Life As Solar Farms

16:00 - 10 August, 2015
Japan's Abandoned Golf Courses Get Second Life As Solar Farms, Rendering of Kyocera's Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills project. Image © Kyocera
Rendering of Kyocera's Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills project. Image © Kyocera

With a goal to double the amount of its renewable energy power sources by 2030, Japan has begun to transform abandoned golf courses into massive solar energy plants. As Quartz reports, Kyocera, a company known for its floating solar plants, has started construction on a 23-megawatt solar plant on an old golf course in the Kyoto prefecture (scheduled to open in 2017). The company also plans to break ground on a similar, 92-megawatt plant in the Kagoshima prefecture next year. Pacifico Energy is also jumping on the trend; with the help of GE Energy Financial Services, the company is overseeing two solar plant golf course projects in the Okayama prefecture. The idea is spreading too; plans to transform gold courses into solar fields are underway in New YorkMinnesota and other US states as well.

Hybrid Wooden House / Architecture Studio Nolla

21:00 - 16 May, 2015
Hybrid Wooden House / Architecture Studio Nolla, © Yosuke Harigane
© Yosuke Harigane

© Yosuke Harigane © Yosuke Harigane © Yosuke Harigane © Yosuke Harigane + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kagoshima, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Atsushi Takano + Makiko Takano
  • Structural Engineer

    Hf Structural Design / Hiroshi Fukuyama
  • Area

    104.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Floating Solar Array Makes Statement in Japan

00:00 - 3 December, 2013
Floating Solar Array Makes Statement in Japan, © Kyocera
© Kyocera

Solar panels are often an added bonus in design, becoming a means to an end. But why shouldn't they be the star of the show? A recent article in Metropolis Magazine shows off the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant, the largest solar facility in Japan. A symbolic response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the power plant is but one project in Japan's transition into one of the fastest growing solar markets in the world. Check out the full story here.

Shirasu Residence / ARAY Architecture

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
Shirasu Residence / ARAY Architecture, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kagoshima, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Asei Suzuki
  • Area

    143.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs