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Smooth Wall House / suzuki architects

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  • Architects: suzuki architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  107
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Koizumi, GUBI, IOC Flooring, WEST

Ceiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE

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Kodaira, Japan

CODO /Suzuyo Head Office / Shuhei Goto Architects

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How to Divide Spaces Without Traditional Solid Partitions

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Functionality, good ventilation, comfortable lighting and access to views are some of the important required characteristics that make for human comfort in an inhabited or occupied space. Nonetheless, those elements are becoming harder to achieve withing smaller city dwellings and builds. Architects and individuals therefore turn towards design solutions to create more agreeable and personalized settings.

An initial solutions to upscale and widen spaces, is to reduce the amount of standard solid partitions or walls and replace them with alternative means of spatial separation. 

Wind House / suzuki architects

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Shinagawa City, Japan
  • Architects: suzuki architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  129
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Panasonic, Toli, Toto, Acor, KMEW, +3

Apartment in Tokiwadai / MMAAA

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Itabashi City, Japan
  • Architects: MMAAA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  220
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Spotlight: Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma (born 8th August, 1956) is one of the most significant Japanese figures in contemporary architecture. His reinterpretation of traditional Japanese architectural elements for the 21st century has involved serious innovation in uses of natural materials, new ways of thinking about light and lightness and architecture that enhances rather than dominates. His buildings don't attempt to fade into the surroundings through simple gestures, as some current Japanese work does, but instead his architecture attempts to manipulate traditional elements into statement-making architecture that still draws links with the area in which it's built. These high-tech remixes of traditional elements and influences have proved popular across Japan and beyond, and his recent works have begun expanding out of Japan to China and the West.

Green Cast. Image Courtesy of kengo kuma & associatesGC Prostho Museum Research Center. Image © Daici AnoMême – Experimental House. Image Courtesy of kengo kuma & associatesShun Shoku Lounge by Guranavi. Image Courtesy of kengo kuma & associates+ 37

Airports: Examples in Plan & Section

Airports require architectural solutions that not only respond to the efficiency of their spaces and circulations - both operational and passenger - but also to their connection with other transport systems and terminals.

Take a look at 10 airports/terminals and their plans and section below.

21 Projects Where Kengo Kuma (Re)Uses Materials in Unusual Ways

Kengo Kuma uses materials to connect with the local context and the users of his projects. The textures and elementary forms of constructive systems, materials, and products, are exhibited and used in favor of the architectural concept, giving value to the functions that will be carried out in each building.

From showcases made with ceramic tiles to the sifted light created by expanded metal panels, passing through an ethereal polyester coating, Kuma understands the material as an essential component that can make a difference in architecture from the design stages. Next, we present 21 projects where Kengo Kuma masterfully uses construction materials.

V&A Dundee / Kengo Kuma and Associates. Image © Hufton+CrowCamper Paseo de Gracia / Kengo Kuma & Associates. Image © ImagenSubliminalGC Prostho Museum Research Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates. Image © Daici AnoArchives Antoni Clavé / Kengo Kuma & Associates. Image © 11h45+ 44

Extension of Oyamagaoka / Aki Hamada Architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  161
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Sangetsu, Fuji Sash, IOC Flooring, Inoue Syoji, McNeel, +1

Kitchen Studio SUIBA / Schemata Architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  85
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Kuwabara Shouten / Schemata Architects

Shinagawa-ku, Japan
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  91
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Retail Architecture from 100 to 1000 Square Meters: Examples in Plan and Section

As mentioned in our previous article on retail stores under 100 square meters, the spatial distribution of commercial spaces is a determinant for its success. Not only does it address adequate logistics and the circulation of customers, but the variations and innovations that will enable a more efficient and original space.

Below, we've selected projects from our site, with their plan and section, that can help inspire your next project.

Retail Stores Under 100 Square Meters: Examples in Plan and Section

Designing commercial spaces has historically been a challenge. In these environments, spatial distribution plays a fundamental role, even more so if we have a few extra square meters. With this being said, the study of these spaces in plan and section can be a great starting point. It not only allows us to analyze the logistics and circulation of customers but also helps us find efficient variations and innovations that will enable your store to stand out from the others.

Below, we've selected a series of 25 examples in plan and section that can help you understand how different architects faced the challenge.

Garage Hall House / Tsukagoshi Miyashita Sekkei + Keitarchi

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Tokio, Japan
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  131
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Aica, EF TRADING, ENDO Lighting Corporation, ISETSU, TOYO KITCHEN STYLE

Nishinomiya・House D / Yuichi Yoshida & Associates

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  91
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, MARUMI SANGYO, NIPPON STEEL

Toy's Factory / Schemata Architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  558
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

gré Square House / suzuki architects

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Shizuoka, Japan
  • Architects: suzuki architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  79
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, NIPPON STEEL, Nakamura Corporation ltd., Sanwacompany, TAJIMA ROOFING