FICC Inc. Office

Upsetters Architectes refurbished the office for FICC Inc., a website promotion agency in Shibuya, Tokyo. Here is the project description: The extensive office has many windows in the unusual shape and rhythmical columns. We made two boxes (rooms) in the spacious space as its entrance hall and meeting room. The rest is used as the working space and backyard. In other words, there is a clear relationship between inside and outside the boxes: entrance hall and meeting room inside, working Read more [...]
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Roppongi Urban Farm

On Design created an urban farm right in the middle of Roppongi, which is the center part of Tokyo. Here is the project description: People who visit this place can see the process how vegetables grow and also eat the vegetables at the restaurant right next to this farm. This is a place where agriculture and people become close. Glass houses with inorganic iron frame and glass are arranged strategically on a wooden deck just like the surrounding city scape. A farm transported from the Read more [...]
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YKH House

ISSHO Architects designed a three-storey house for a two-generation family in the suburbs of Tokyo. Resembling separate volumes arranged and stacked on top of one another, the dwelling distinguishes separate spaces for each family unit while still remaining holistically connected through a common circulation spine. The exterior is clad in alternating metal panels. some are set in hinges to swing out, exposing the black-framed windows beneath. the roof space of the lower level volumes serve Read more [...]
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Switch Apartment

Yuko Shibata created separate living and working areas in a Tokyo apartment by installing two mobile walls. Here is the project description: This is the interior design of a single home office. This room was previously used as a residential space. It was the owner´s intent that the floor plant could be changed to completely separate the living and office sections. This request was rendered impossible, due to the original structure being of box frame type reinforce concrete construction, Read more [...]
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House in Higashi-Matsubara

Ken’ichi Otani Architects projected the renovation and extension of an eighteen-year-old house for two families in Setagaya, Tokyo. Here is the project description: This is a renovation and expansion project of an eighteen-year-old house for two families. Only the part for the young family was renovated with an addition. The house is located in a reasonably good residential area of suburban Tokyo. The site has a good garden with abundant trees on the south side. A tall orange tree provides Read more [...]
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Insidehouse & Outsidehouse

Takeshi Hosaka Architects designed the Insidehouse & Outsidehouse, a private residence located in Tokyo, Japan. The two story wooden structure consists of two independent units which complete the home. The house is constructed in a way which allows fluid movement from indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as between the two structures. The smaller structure is considered the “outdoorhouse”, while the “indoorhouse” is the larger unit of the two. The outsidehouse has a small study which opens Read more [...]
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M House

Akira Aoyama and Associates projected a single family residence located in Setagaya, Tokyo. The two storey house is about 130 square meters and is characterized by its whiteness. The concrete floor, white walls and bamboo trees create a clean, minimal atmosphere. Photos by Satoshi Asakawa Via What We Do Is Secret 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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