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Ookura Hideki


Around the Corner Grain / Eureka + MARU。architecture

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Urawa Ward, Japan
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  235
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: JFE, NIPPON STEEL
  • Professionals: TH-1

Exploring Architecture through Performance, Photography and Fashion

© Miguel de Guzmán© Hey! Cheese© Imagen Subliminal© Dmitry Tsyrencshikov+ 53

The purpose of architectural photography is to show a design in the best possible way, with the artform often characterized by perspective correction and atmospheric lighting. However, few architectural photographers have experimented with other artistic disciplines. Miguel de Guzmán, Paul Vu and Jules Couartou are among those who have challenged the limits of this form of photography, generating an interesting crossover between architecture photography, fashion and performances. In their images, the relationship between space and the user is shown through a scene designed to register an effect on the viewer. The results are images which are full of creativity.

Hybrid Homes: Living and Working Collide in These 26 Projects

© Tsukui Teruaki© Toshiyuki Yano© Vincent Hecht© Charles Davis Smith+ 27

Normally, houses are divided into common areas, rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. However, sometimes the client demands to add other programs related to their work or hobbies, making efficient design and daily spatial distribution more complex. As architects, we are faced with an interesting challenge: to merge the private life of its inhabitants with more public and open programs, generating exciting mixed-use spaces.

If you are interested in designing hybrid homes, we have selected 26 houses with additions including shops, soccer fields, barns, greenhouses, and even skateparks.

AR Names its 2014 House Awards

The winners of the 2014 AR House Awards have been announced, celebrating excellence and innovation in the design of a one-off house. This year, the jury consisted of AR Editor Catherine Slessor, Ben van Berkel (UNStudio), Yvonne Farrell (Grafton Architects), William Mann (Witherford Watson Mann Architects) and Abraham Thomas (Director, Sir John Soane's Museum).

Read on after the break for the full list of winners

Butaro Doctors’ Housing / MASS Design Group. Image © Iwan BaanCerrada Reforma 108 / DCPP arquitectos. Image © Onnis LuqueDragon Court Village / Eureka. Image © Ookura HidekiBb Home / H&P Architects. Image © Doan Thanh Ha+ 10

Dragon Court Village / Eureka

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Veterinarian N House / Eureka + Atelier CHOCOLATE

© Ookura HidekiVeterinarian N House / Eureka + Atelier CHOCOLATEVeterinarian N House / Eureka + Atelier CHOCOLATE© Ookura Hideki+ 18