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 Takumi Ota

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To Design for the Elderly, Don't Look to the Past

07:00 - 30 October, 2018
To Design for the Elderly, Don't Look to the Past, Dominique Coulon & associés. Image © Eugeni Pons
Dominique Coulon & associés. Image © Eugeni Pons

When the world undergoes major changes (be it social, economic, technological, or political), the world of architecture needs to adapt alongside. Changes in government policy, for example, can bring about new opportunities for design to thrive, such as the influx of high-quality social housing currently being designed throughout London. Technological advances are easier to notice, but societal changes have just as much impact upon the architecture industry and the buildings we design.

Dominique Coulon & associés. Image © Eugeni Pons The Architect / LEVS architecten. Image © Marcel van der Burg, via Matthew Usher  Senior Center of Guangxi / Atelier Alter. Image Courtesy of Atelier Alter, via Matthew Usher Pilgrim Gardens / PRP . Image © Tim Crocker, via Matthew Usher + 33

Tomonoki-Himawari Kindergarten / MAMM DESIGN

00:00 - 23 October, 2018
Tomonoki-Himawari Kindergarten / MAMM DESIGN, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Chome-10-12 Machiya, Arakawa, Tokyo 116-0001, Japan
  • Area

    933.41 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Kugayama South Gate Building / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture

21:00 - 13 October, 2018
Kugayama South Gate Building / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    3-23-16 Kugayama, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Ryuichi Sasaki
  • Design Team

    Ryuichi Sasaki, Gen Sakaguchi, Anna Kwapień
  • Area

    429.46 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Nishikicho-bunkaisan / SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects

19:00 - 2 October, 2018
Nishikicho-bunkaisan  / SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 13

Blue Bottle Coffee Kobe Café / Jo Nagasaka + Schemata Architects

20:00 - 20 September, 2018
Blue Bottle Coffee Kobe Café / Jo Nagasaka + Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 12

House by Rafter 2 / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier

19:00 - 5 September, 2018
House by Rafter 2 / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Hiroki Tominaga + Yae Fujima
  • Construction Method

    Wooden piled
  • Area

    82.64 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Dutch Gable Roof House / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier

20:00 - 3 September, 2018
Dutch Gable Roof House / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 19

Split-Level Homes: 50 Floor Plan Examples

08:00 - 27 August, 2018
Split-Level Homes: 50 Floor Plan Examples , Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar
Cortesía de Fabián Dejtiar

Faced with the challenge of designing homes on terrains with steep slopes - or in compact urban contexts that do not allow much variation in plan - several architects have experimented and proposed split-level homes to enhance the use of space, allowing, among other things, interesting visual perspectives.

These variations can be seen in numerous examples published on our site. Below, we have selected 50 examples that can help you in your next project. 

Flux / SIDES CORE

23:00 - 27 July, 2018
Flux / SIDES CORE, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zaimokucho (Shichijodori), Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8146, Japan
  • Lead Architect

    Sohei Arao
  • Area

    148.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Habitat for Orphan Girls Crowned 2018 House of the Year by The Architectural Review

12:30 - 23 July, 2018
Habitat for Orphan Girls Crowned 2018 House of the Year by The Architectural Review, Habitat for Orphan Girls in Khansar, Iran by ZAV Architects. Image via The Architectural Review
Habitat for Orphan Girls in Khansar, Iran by ZAV Architects. Image via The Architectural Review

The Architectural Review has chosen a Habitat for Orphan Girls in Iran by ZAV Architects as the 2018 House of the Year. A competition staged by the publication every year, the AR House Awards identify “originality and excellence in the design of dwellings,” recognizing private houses which go beyond the core function of shelter, and become “an object of fantasy, a source of delight, a talisman, and a testing ground.

The ninth edition of the awards saw six projects chosen from a shortlist of 16, which contained schemes from the UK, Ireland, Spain, Scandinavia, Canada, Latin America, Iran, Vietnam, India, Nepal, and Japan. Previous winners have included David Chipperfield’s Fayland House in 2015, UID Architects’ Cosmic House in 2016, and the anti-seismic prototype in 2017 by Edward Ng, Wan Li and Xinan Chi.

Hybrid Homes: Living and Working Collide in These 26 Projects

12:00 - 22 July, 2018
Hybrid Homes: Living and Working Collide in These 26 Projects, Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office
Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office

© 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.

Space-Saving Solutions: 33 Creative Storage Ideas

12:00 - 15 July, 2018
Space-Saving Solutions: 33 Creative Storage Ideas, © Federico Villa
© Federico Villa

© Hey! Cheese © Kat Lu © Hey! Cheese © Kai Nakamura + 34

The lack of storage space is a recurrent problem in homes. In most cases, residual spaces or uncomfortable corners are used to solve the lack of shelves, drawers, and closets. To efficiently incorporate these type of spaces into your designs, here are 33 remarkable storage examples.

Voice of Coffee / Yusuke Seki

00:00 - 3 July, 2018
Voice of Coffee / Yusuke Seki, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Blue Bottle Coffee Kyoto Cafe / Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects

22:00 - 30 May, 2018
Blue Bottle Coffee Kyoto Cafe / Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    64 Kusakawacho Nanzenji Sakyo-ku Kyoto Japan
  • Project Team

    Yui Matsushita
  • Construction

    TANK, Atelier Loöwe INC.
  • Soup Design

    HOSHIZAKI TOKYO CO.,ltd
  • Lighting plan

    Endo Lighting
  • Kitchen

    HOSHIZAKI KEIHAN CO.,ltd
  • Plant plan

    Simple garden
  • Area

    217.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

House in Higashi Ohwada / CASE-REAL

19:00 - 27 December, 2017
House in Higashi Ohwada / CASE-REAL, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan
  • Design

    Koichi Futatusmata, Yuki Onita
  • Area

    135.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House in Nobeoka / Schemata Architects

19:00 - 26 December, 2017
House in Nobeoka / Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nobeoka, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jo Nagasaka
  • Project Team

    Ryosuke Yamamoto
  • Area

    440.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

What is Plantscaping?

12:00 - 26 December, 2017
What is Plantscaping?, Collage. Image Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez
Collage. Image Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez

© Nelson Kon © Quang Dam © Edward Hendricks © Helene Binet + 49

Interior gardens and plants produce many day-to-day benefits, like mood boosting and memory enhancing effects. Interior landscape design, also known as "plantscaping", is much more than the act of bringing plants indoors; it's actually about the strategic placement and selection of plant species within an architectural project to highlight and enhance aspects of spatial design.

Kitchens that Double As Dining Rooms: Architectural Design Inspiration

06:00 - 22 November, 2017
Kitchens that Double As Dining Rooms: Architectural Design Inspiration, © Akihide Mishima
© Akihide Mishima

Proven to be tied to the areas of the brain responsible for emotion and memory, smells are more tied to a perception of place than any other human sense. And there are few sensations more powerful than the smell of delicious food wafting in from your own kitchen. In that regard, kitchens are the true heart of the home, the space most closely related to joyfulness, childhood, and family.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite kitchens that also double as dining rooms – spaces where you can bake your cake and eat it too. Each different in material and arrangement, these kitchens all share one thing in common: We can’t seem to shake them from our memory. Check out the list below!

© Hannes Henz © Tess Kelly © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Paul McCredie + 18