Posts tagged as 'Japan'

Thu 16.10.

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.10.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO, photo: DAICI ANO

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO, photo: DAICI ANO

On the former site of the Komatsu construction and mining equipment factory in Komatsu city, Ishikawa, Japan, Mari Ito / UAO has created the Science Hills science museum and communication center, a complex of four “low-rise waves”.

 

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Mon 13.10.

House for Installation by Jun Murata (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.10.2014 - Tagged as: ,

House for Installation by Jun Murata, photo: Jun Murata / JAM

House for Installation by Jun Murata, photo: Jun Murata / JAM.

Architect Jun Murata’s House for Installation in Osaka, Japan is a renovation of an “outmoded and dysfunctional residence” for an artist.

 

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'A hut on the corridor' by Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects, photos: Takumi Ota

‘A hut on the corridor’ by Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects, photo: Takumi Ota

An office space renovation in Osaka, Japan by Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects deftly brings outdoor features inside: large wooden windows with oversized sills that look out onto the corridor, a wood shed for informal meetings and numerous carefully placed plants.

 

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Thu 18.9.

ARITA 400project: Celebrating the 400-Year Anniversary of Arita (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.09.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

ARITA 400project: Celebrating the 400-Year Anniversary of Arita

ARITA 400project: Celebrating the 400-Year Anniversary of Arita

Commemorating the 400-year anniversary of Arita porcelain’s foundation, the ARITA 400project celebrates the traditions and techniques that have been refined over its long history in the town of its origin, Arita, in Saga Prefecture, Japan.

 

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Thu 14.8.

‘Dice’ furniture by Torafu Architects (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Dice' furniture by Torafu Architects, photo: Yosuke Owashi

‘Dice’ furniture by Torafu Architects, photo: Yosuke Owashi

Multiple resting positions for ‘Dice’ furniture by Japan’s Torafu Architects, produces three different functions, a desk, a stool, or a side shelf. The name comes from the act of rolling it over, like a dice.

 

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Foo House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Foo House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Located in a residential area on a plateau in Yokohama, Japan, the Foo House by Apollo Architects & Associates has a distinctive façade with exposed concrete and wooden lattices of Serangan batu wood.

 

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Wed 26.2.

Tadao Andō: Journey from the islands of Naoshima to Venice

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Palazzo Grassi Teatrino. Concrete and natural light, two elements that are omnipresent in the works of Tadao Ando; photo ORCH orsenigo chemollo

Palazzo Grassi Teatrino. Concrete and natural light, two elements that are omnipresent in the works of Tadao Ando; photo ORCH orsenigo chemollo

Since establishing his design studio in 1969, Tadao Andō has surprised with raw concrete constructions and clean geometric forms, that have become symbols of his success. The Japanese architect has left his mark on the global landscape, from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas to the Armani Teatro in Milan, and Shanghai Opera House, scheduled for spring 2014. (Interview by Keiko Sumino-Leblanc and Silvano Mendes)

 

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'Krampon' by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates, photo: Yutaka Kinumaki

‘Krampon’ by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates, photo: Yutaka Kinumaki

‘Krampon’ by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates is a house on a rocky slope in Hyogo, Japan. A residential area where vestiges of nature still remain, the site is situated on sloped land amid a natural forest.

 

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