Posts tagged as 'Japan'
‘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.
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…)
‘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…)
Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 24.09.2012 - Tagged as: birdhouse, Japan, Nendo
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.
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…)
Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.07.2012 - Tagged as: culture centre, Japan, Kengo Kuma
Asakusa Culture and Tourism Centre by Kengo Kuma and Associates; photo by Takeshi Yamagishi
Tokyo-based Kengo Kuma and Associates architectural practice have recently completed this multilayered culture and tourism centre located in Asakusa district, Taitō, Tokyo. Realised as a mixed-use venue intended to ‘accommodate plural programs such as tourist information centre, conference room, multi-purpose hall and an exhibition space,’ the building is composed of eight separate layers which not only divide the structure but also determine the role of each floor. (more…)
Outotunoie by mA-style architects; photo by Kai Nakamura
The Japanese practice mA-style recently completed this compact, single family house located in a residential are of Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture. Composed of two, separate blocks connected by a skywalk-like, glass-clad section, the minimalist, two-storey development comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen/dining area as well as the mentioned connecting space which boasts panoramic views and floods the entire house with natural light. (more…)
Outside In by Takeshi Hosaka Architects; photo by Koji Fujii, Nacasa & Partner
This airy, one-storey detached residence for a family of five was realised by a Yokohama-based architectural practice Takeshi Hosaka Architects. Featuring a minimalist interior, floor-to-ceiling windows and a characteristic, zigzagging roof, the 102-square-meters ‘Outside In’ house was completed in 2011. (more…)