House in the Forest by Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier

Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier designed a small house located near the city of Sapporo, Japan. The house with the shape of a tent, completely integrates with the surrounding forest. Big openings and skylights allow the nature come inside, creating a relationship with each single tree in the forest. Via SpaceInvading Read more […]
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Black Pyramid House by Suppose Design Office

Suppose Design Office designed a black pyramid in Saijo, Japan, inspired by the earliest house in Japanese architecture called pit dwelling or “tateana jukyo”. A young couple and their three children wanted a unique house, in which the open public part would preserve privacy. The site which was formerly an open field was excavated and the house was sunk a meter into the ground. The soil from excavations was used to create a protective barrier around the perimeter of the site, and acted as Read more […]
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Za-Koenji Public Theatre by Toyo Ito

The Za-Koenji Public Theatre designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, is an impressive black volume in the middle o the city of Suginami in Tokyo, Japan. Managed by Creative Theatre Network (CTN), the contemporary performing arts theatre produces, presents and supports a wide range of cultural activities for the community of Suginami, enabling people of all ages to see and take part in many art forms from drama and dance to music and storytelling. Photos by Iwan Read more […]
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PekiPeki by Akira Aoyama and Associates

Akira Aoyama and Associates just completed this unique place where you can practice your climbing skills located in Shibuya, one of the 23 special wards in Tokyo, Japan. PekiPeki, supported by MAMMUT, is an indoor bouldering studio divided in three floors where adults and children can enjoy the beauty of bouldering. The clean white space allow the colorful climbing grips to get all the attention, like a piece of art hanging on a white wall. Read more […]
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House of Diffusion by FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects

FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects designed a minimal residence for a young couple located in Shiga, Japan. The client desired an open and varied space connected with the outward world while closed inward to protect privacy from neighborhood. Reason why the windows of the home are positioned to afford views of the nearby hills but restrict views of the immediate neighborhood. Inside, the “diffused space”, which is neither single nor too much divided, provides to the owner a variety of living Read more […]
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TBWA/Hakuhodo Office by Klein Dytham Architecture

To create the new agency for TBWA/Hakuhodo, Klein Dytham Architecture transformed an old bowling alley in a large 8 story amusement complex in downtown Tokyo. A central park runs through the middle of the space and a series of shelters for meeting rooms, project rooms and director’s offices generate a small townscape in the space, where the raised areas on top of the shelters make for pleasant breakout spaces. The office is entered on the 6th floor of the building. This floor acts as reception, Read more […]
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J House by Isolation Unit & Yosuke Ichii Architect

The J House, designed by Isolation Unit & Yosuke Ichii Architect, is a private residence for a married couple with three children in a suburb of Kagawa, Osaka, Japan. Two boxes are studiously inserted into the single plain volume in order to create generous space in between. The created rooms are continuously interconnected, so that one can always perceive the existence of the other in the next room. At the same time, the insight is limited in order to secure the privacy. Although most Read more […]
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House N by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Sou Fujimoto Architects designed this unusual house located in Oita, Japan. The house itself is comprised of three shells of progressive size nested inside one another. The outermost shell covers the entire premises, creating an covered, semi-indoor garden. Second shell encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. Third shell creates a smaller interior space. Photos by Iwan Baan Via Judit Bellostes Read more […]
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