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Oita: The Latest Architecture and News

Clouds AO Unveils Floating Space Lab in Japan

Clouds Architecture Office have revealed a new design for a space research lab that floats above a crater in Oita, Japan. Called AVATAR X LAB, the design was made for ANA Holdings Inc. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The lab aims to be part of ANA's AVATAR Vision, an endeavor to advance and pioneer real-world Avatar technologies, and JAXA's new research and development program J-SPARC. The lab was designed to advance understanding of space exploration and development.

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Hikari Terrace / NKS architects

© Kouji Okamoto - Techni Staff © Kouji Okamoto - Techni Staff © Kouji Okamoto - Techni Staff © Kouji Okamoto - Techni Staff + 19

  • Architects: NKS architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 392.01
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

OJI House / Kenta Eto Atelier Architects

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano + 21

Oita, Japan

Video: House N by Sou Fujimoto

French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht recently revisited Sou Fujimoto's House N, seven years after its completion, as part of his ongoing Japanese Collection series. Nestled within a traditional Oita neighborhood, the renowned family home resembles "living among the clouds," as Fujimoto once described. A rich layering of space carefully eliminates the notion of distinct boundaries, allowing a subtle shift in program to place a heightened awareness on the spaces in-between.

W-House / Uchida Architect Design Office

© Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano + 16

Oita, Japan
  • Architects: Uchida Architect Design Office
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 78.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2008

House N / Sou Fujimoto Architects

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Oita, Japan
  • Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 150.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2008

Theo Jansen Exhibition: The Beach Animal That Eats Wind / Theo Jansen with Earthscape

© Earthscape/Yusuke Komatsu
© Earthscape/Yusuke Komatsu

Designers: Theo Jansen with Earthscape Location: Oita Art Museum / 865 Ueno Oita city Oita, Japan Photographs: Earthscape/Yusuke Komatsu, Shin Suzuki

© Earthscape/Yusuke Komatsu © Shin Suzuki © Shin Suzuki © Shin Suzuki + 43

Salon O / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

Salon O / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier Salon O / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier Salon O / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier Salon O / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier + 16

Oita, Japan
  • Architects: Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 119.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2008

White Cave / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

White Cave / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier White Cave / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier White Cave / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier White Cave / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier + 21

Oita, Japan
  • Architects: Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 419.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2007