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ARK / APOLLO Architects & Associates

20:00 - 2 December, 2015
ARK / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa + 18

Maibara House / ALTS Design Office

20:00 - 1 December, 2015
Maibara House / ALTS Design Office, © Yuta Yamada
© Yuta Yamada

© Yuta Yamada © Yuta Yamada © Yuta Yamada © Yuta Yamada + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan
  • Architects Member

    Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
  • Area

    124.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bathhouse of Fireflies / TAKASAKI Architects

17:00 - 1 December, 2015
Bathhouse of Fireflies / TAKASAKI Architects, © Hiroyasu Sakaguchi
© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi

© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi © Hiroyasu Sakaguchi © Hiroyasu Sakaguchi © Hiroyasu Sakaguchi + 30

See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World

09:00 - 1 December, 2015
See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World, Stegastein Lookout. Image via DesignCurial
Stegastein Lookout. Image via DesignCurial

Now in its second year, DesignCurial has revealed the results of their annual “Top 10 Public Toilets” award, recognizing outstanding lavatory design across the world. The top 10 emerged as exemplars among over 1,000 public toilet designs, evaluated on “design, innovation and the relationship with surroundings”. “The aim of the list was to bring international design to the fore, especially unique architecture that may be overlooked due to the structure’s mundane stereotype,” said Katherine Houston, web editor at DesignCurial. “This list is well geographically spread, with distinctive designs emerging from Japan, Australia and the UK to name a few.” See the world’s best public toilets for 2015 after the break.

Trail Restroom. Image via DesignCurial Wembley WCs. Image via DesignCurial Tokinokura Lavatories Shimodate. Image via DesignCurial L'Uritonnoir. Image via DesignCurial + 28

STOCK Share Office / OgataYoshiki+SALT / WataseIkuma+Dugout

20:00 - 26 November, 2015

© Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda + 29

Roadside House / naf Architect & Design

20:00 - 24 November, 2015
Roadside House / naf Architect & Design, © Toshiyuki YANO
© Toshiyuki YANO

© Toshiyuki YANO © Toshiyuki YANO © Toshiyuki YANO © Toshiyuki YANO + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Niigata, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Akio NAKASA (Principal Architect) , Teppei AMANO
  • Area

    91.43 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House in Nagoya / Atelier Tekuto

20:00 - 23 November, 2015
House in Nagoya / Atelier Tekuto, © Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima

© Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima + 24

House in Yokkaichi / SYAP

20:00 - 22 November, 2015
House in Yokkaichi  / SYAP, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Shuji Fujita, Yuki Shinbo
  • Area

    102.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Futako Tamagawa / Conran and Partners

17:00 - 20 November, 2015
Futako Tamagawa / Conran and Partners, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner + 16

Double Helix House / Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki Architects

22:00 - 19 November, 2015
Double Helix House / Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki Architects, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura + 13

Dental Clinic with Coved Ceiling / Hiroki Tominaga

17:00 - 19 November, 2015
Dental Clinic with Coved Ceiling / Hiroki Tominaga, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 8

Muji Unveils Tiny, Pre-Fabricated “Huts” at Tokyo Design Week

08:00 - 19 November, 2015
Muji Unveils Tiny, Pre-Fabricated “Huts” at Tokyo Design Week, A wooden hut by Naoto Fukasawa. Image Courtesy of MUJI
A wooden hut by Naoto Fukasawa. Image Courtesy of MUJI

Following the release of their “Vertical House”, a prefabricated home designed for the tight, urban spaces of Japan, Japanese design brand Muji has showcased another set of ready-made habitats, this time a series of three minimalist “huts” at varying scales. Each hut, designed by a different designer, is intended as a retreat from urban activity and can be set-up in rural terrains.

The huts each explore a different material: an aluminum hut by Konstantin Grcic, a cork hut by Jasper Morrison, and a wooden hut by Naoto Fukasawa.

Tokyo Station Yaesu Redevelopment / JAHN

20:00 - 11 November, 2015
Tokyo Station Yaesu Redevelopment / JAHN, © Rainer Viertlbock
© Rainer Viertlbock

© Rainer Viertlbock © Rainer Viertlbock © Rainer Viertlbock © Rainer Viertlbock + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Nikken Sekkei
  • Contractor

    Kajima Corporation
  • Area

    346.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Video: Hiroshi Nakamura’s Ribbon Chapel

12:00 - 11 November, 2015

The latest video by French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht visits Hiroshi Nakamura’s Ribbon Chapel in Onomichi, Japan. Built in 2013, the 80 square meter wedding chapel features two spiraling stairways that wrap around the building, connecting at the top to form a viewpoint. Watch the video above for a closer look at the stunning chapel.

Glass Art Gallery & Residence / Jun Murata

19:00 - 10 November, 2015
Glass Art Gallery & Residence / Jun Murata, Courtesy of Jun Murata
Courtesy of Jun Murata

Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jun Murata / JAM, IA Osmond Int’l JPN
  • Model

    Nini, Weiwei
  • Area

    99.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

House U / MOVEDESIGN

02:00 - 9 November, 2015
House U / MOVEDESIGN, © Techni Staff
© Techni Staff

© Techni Staff © Techni Staff © Techni Staff © Techni Staff + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Munakata, Japan
  • Designer

    Mikio Sakamoto
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Small House with Floating Treehouse / Yuki Miyamoto Architect

02:00 - 8 November, 2015
Small House with Floating Treehouse / Yuki Miyamoto Architect, © Masayoshi Ishii
© Masayoshi Ishii

© Masayoshi Ishii © Masayoshi Ishii © Masayoshi Ishii © Masayoshi Ishii + 20

Little House with a Big Terrace / Takuro Yamamoto

02:00 - 6 November, 2015
Little House with a Big Terrace  / Takuro Yamamoto, Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto
Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto

Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto + 27