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Okayama

SOJA-O / KANIUE

22:00 - 24 May, 2017
SOJA-O / KANIUE, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

© Yosuke Ohtake © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners © Yosuke Ohtake + 29

Pilotis House / Furuichi and Associates

19:00 - 26 May, 2016
Pilotis House  / Furuichi and Associates, © Hiroshi Ito
© Hiroshi Ito

© Hiroshi Ito © Hiroshi Ito © Hiroshi Ito © Hiroshi Ito + 12

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.

Haspali Spa / Three.Ball.Cascade.Architects

20:00 - 5 July, 2015
Haspali Spa / Three.Ball.Cascade.Architects, © Sayaka Hoshi / Syunichiro Sano
© Sayaka Hoshi / Syunichiro Sano

© Sayaka Hoshi / Syunichiro Sano © Sayaka Hoshi / Syunichiro Sano © Sayaka Hoshi / Syunichiro Sano © Sayaka Hoshi / Syunichiro Sano + 21

Pit House / UID Architects

01:00 - 19 June, 2013
Pit House / UID Architects, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners + 20

Black slit house / THREE.BALL.CASCADE.

00:00 - 19 August, 2011
Black slit house / THREE.BALL.CASCADE., Courtesy of THREE.BALL.CASCADE.
Courtesy of THREE.BALL.CASCADE.

Courtesy of THREE.BALL.CASCADE. Courtesy of THREE.BALL.CASCADE. Courtesy of THREE.BALL.CASCADE. Courtesy of THREE.BALL.CASCADE. + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Okayama, Japan
  • Architect

    THREE.BALL.CASCADE.Architecture Design Office.
  • Structure Engineer

    Shuji Tada
  • Contractor

    KONO CO.,LTD.
  • Area

    250.0 m2

Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects

00:00 - 6 March, 2009
Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects

Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects + 6

  • Architects

    Tezuka Architects - Takaharu+Yui Tezuka, Masahiro Ikeda, Chie Nabeshima, Hiroshi Tomikawa
  • Location

    Okayama, Japan
  • Architectural And Structural Desing

    Tezuka Architects + MASAHIRO IKEDA co., ltd
  • Structure

    Reinforced Concret + Steel
  • Lighting Design

    Masahide Kakudate (Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates, Inc.)
  • Principal Use

    Residence
  • Building Site

    Okayama, Japan
  • Construction

    Kajima Corporation, Hiroshima
  • Design Period

    2004.4-2004.12
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012