Long Tall House by Spacespace

Spacespace designed this long tall house of five floors that occupies a narrow plot in Tokyo, Japan. The two basement floors are build in concrete to resist soil pressure, while the three upper floors are made of wood for lightness and economy. The first floor has a bedroom, bathroom and parking. The second floor has a terrace, living room, dining room and kitchen. The house includes two buildings, one is like a long row house and the other one is like a tall tower. The south and north 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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Neil Barrett Store by Zaha Hadid Architects

For the new Neil Barrett Store in Tokyo, Zaha Hadid Architects created a circular passage allowing the customers to experience the space in multiple ways and interpretations. The design shifts between architecture and sculpture, where a compact mass of surface layers unravel and fold to form the shelving display and seating. The concept of the store plays with the complementary characteristics and the related dualism between male and female. The furniture piece on the ground floor is designed Read more […]
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W-Window House by Alphaville

Alphaville designed this small house on a small site surrounded by heterogeneous buildings in Tokyo. Two triangular yards at north-east and south-west boundary point-symmetrically, making face all the windows onto these yards, and allowing the interior space to have two long vertical openings which can be sensed from everywhere. Via materialicious Read more […]
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Moss House by Nendo

Nendo renovated an olf wooden house on the Shibuya River in Tokyo into a live-work space. The house had accumulated some strange and wonderful features, like an inner courtyard, an oddly long hallway and a tiny room, from a series of earlier renovations. The hallway became a study, and the small Japanese-style room a studio. Veins of moss pattern were used on the interior walls to connect existing spaces with newly-renovated ones. The same pattern appears on the cable outlet, and on the Read more […]
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Guest House Tokyo by KINO Architects

The Guest House KINO Architects projected, is located in a high-density residential area of Tokyo. The plot is only about 46 square meters. In Tokyo, this size of house in not rare, it’s called “small house”. KINO Architects have taken the old family-house dream and adjusted it to today’s one-person’s house reality. They built a small apartment with a basement floor, loft and first floor for the owner, and a second floor with its own entry to rent out. Read more […]
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The Ring House by TNA Architects

TNA Architects designed a country retreat outside Tokyo, Japan, wrapped in rings of glass and wood and has an uninterrupted 360 degree view of the forest. TNA designed rings around the facade so that areas of private spaces and utilities could be met. The height of each ring was decided by the function concealed behind it. The glass between the rings allow you to look straight into the forest, so the whole house appears to dissolve into the forest. Via World Architecture Read more […]
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Ronó Ice-Cream Shop by Hiroyuki Miyake

Japanese designer Hiroyuki Miyake has created this unusual interior for an ice-cream shop. The whole interior is deliberately characterless, with no color, texture or reflections, so there is nothing between the customers and the happy color in the ice-cream tubs. Via Frame Read more […]
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Sakura Cafe by Klein Dytham Architecture

Klein Dytham Architecture designed this beautiful outdoor furniture for a cherry blossom party to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the opening of Tokyo Mid-Town, a major mixed use development in Tokyo. The solution was to create large cherry blossom seats and tables of polystyrene coated with a urethane surface which spreads the pressure. Via dezeen Read more […]
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C-1 House by Curiosity Inc

Curiosity Inc conceived the C-1 house, located in Tokyo, as a design product in which architecture, furnishings and equipment blend into a single program. They created a central glass box on three levels, surrounded by a ribbon on three sides, a sort of geometric spiral in which to organize the path of ascent, marking the relationship between closed and open segments of the facades. Total white is used for the facade finish, while fight wood floors characterize the essential geometric composition Read more […]
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