Posts tagged as 'Japan'

Mon 9.12.

House in Tamatsu by Kenji Ido | Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.12.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Box-shaped cantilevered stairs float in the void of House in Tamatsu by Kenji Ido | Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio, photo: Yohei Sasakura

Box-shaped cantilevered stairs float in the void of House in Tamatsu by Kenji Ido | Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio, photo: Yohei Sasakura

A house designed for a small plot in a dense mixed-use area of Osaka, Japan by Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio surprises with ample natural light, a large family room at its center and novel stairs.

 

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Sun 3.11.

Teshima Island Restaurant by CASE-REAL (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.11.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Teshima Island Restaurant by CASE-REAL

Teshima Island Restaurant by CASE-REAL, photo: Hiroshi Mizusaki

Japan’s CASE-REAL has created a seaside restaurant on Teshima, one of the islands in the Seto Inland Sea, the body of water that separates Honshū, Shikoku, and Kyūshū, three of the four main islands of Japan.

 

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House F by Kenji Ido / Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio, photo: Takumi Ota

House F by Kenji Ido / Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio, photo: Takumi Ota

House F by Kenji Ido is a house designed for a couple in Osaka, Japan, made of wood, is three stories high and is located on a narrow urban site. The neighbourhood is mixed-use where small houses, small factories, and small office buildings coexist without much harmony.

 

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Wed 5.12.

‘Owl’ chair by h220430 (JP)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 05.12.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , , ,

‘Owl’ chair by h220430; photo by Ellie

Drawing their inspiration from two traditional Japanese art and craft techniques of origami and furoshiki, the Tokyo-based practice h220430 (established on April 30th, Heisei 22, hence the name) has realised this easy-to-assemble children’s chair called ‘Owl’. Made from a single sheet of a lightweight EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), the chair’s straightforward, demountable design aims to ‘help nurture children’s creativity’ while making the chair storage and small-space friendly.

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House Yagiyama by Kazuya Saito Architects; photo by Yasuhiro Takagi

A young Japanese architect Kazuya Saito and his namesake practice have recently completed this single-storey house located in Sendai, Japan. Developed for an elderly couple who “requested living in privacy, but a sunny and breezy house while considering connection with the nearby house,” the dark, opaque and windowless exterior of the structure is offset by a neutrally-coloured, light-filled interior. (more…)

Tue 9.10.

‘Byobu’ table collection by Nendo for Moroso (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 09.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

‘Byobu’ table by Nendo for Moroso

Known for their minimalist, pared down aesthetics, Oki Sato’s much-acclaimed Tokyo-based practice Nendo has realised this collection of geometrical glass tables for the Italian manufacturer Moroso. Inspired, and named after the traditional Japanese screen, ‘Byobu’ comprises one circular and one rectangular model, each of which is composed of a translucent glass tabletop supported by an asymmetrical frame in either black or white finish. (more…)

Mon 24.9.

Bird-Apartment treehouse by Nendo (JP)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 24.09.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

Bird-Apartment treehouse by Nendo; photo by Masaya Yoshimura

Famous for their out of the ordinary works, the acclaimed Japanese design and architectural practice Nendo have realised this collective birdhouse intended for use by birds and humans alike. Designed for Momofuku Ando Center – ‘a facility devoted to promoting and increasing access to nature activities’ – the unique structure formally echoes the archetypal gabled house and is composed of 78 enclosures provided for birds to nest in as well as an adjacent one-room observation area.

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Le49 by Apollo Architects & Associates; photo by Masao Nishikawa

Japanese architectural practice APOLLO Architects & Associates have realised this single family two-storey house located on Mount Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture. Featuring a striking, pentagonal roof and floor-to-ceiling windows boasting panoramic views of Sagami Bay, the 180-square-meters residence was completed in December 2011. (more…)