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Tokio ist gleichzeitig modern und traditionell – sahen wir bei der Taxifahrt in die Stadt nur die neuesten Gebäude aneinander gereiht, fanden wir uns in Asakusa in einem alten Viertel wieder, bei dem uns die vielen Stromkabel mehr an Bangkok als an Tokio erinnerten. Beim ersten Spaziergang durch unsere Gegend, schlenderte ich einfach ohne Plan… Continue reading →
From the moment you step off the plane in Tokyo, you can feel that bustling wave of energy as it swirls around you, enveloping you in its intoxicating breath. Technology meets tradition, business men scramble subways, tourists pin balling through peak hour with their cameras while geishas pose for pictures as the throng continues on…
A pink pigmented concrete building designed by David Chipperfield’s studio for a cemetery in the Japanese town of Inagawa has been captured in photographs by Edmund Sumner. Inagawa Cemetery is situated on a hillside in the Hokusetsu Mountain Range of the Hyogo prefecture, around 25 miles north of Osaka. David Chipperfield Architects developed the visitor and
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A modernist hotel that featured in 1960s James Bond film You Only live Twice is being rebuilt to be more earthquake-proof, reopening in Tokyo next year. Despite a global campaign to save the the Hotel Okura Tokyo, it was demolished three years ago to make way for a bigger and more shock-proof design. It has now
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Schemata Architects, headed by Jo Nagasaka, has converted a traditional house in Kamakura, Japan, into an office featuring modern fitted furniture. The building is located in a quiet, residential neighbourhood in a city just south of Tokyo, surrounded by lush gardens. Nagasaka and his colleagues at Schemata Architects set about transforming the 80-year-old house into a residence
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Japanese architecture studio Hibinosekkei incorporated structures intended to encourage play into the interior design of this Tokyo support centre for children with developmental difficulties. The studio, which specialises in healthcare-related architecture, designed the facility for a site in Hamura, on the western edge of the Tokyo metropolitan region. The building’s design responds to the needs
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This captioned movie shows an installation by Japanese artist Atsuko Mochida, who has cut a volume out of an abandoned house and rebuilt it on top of a revolving platform. The piece, titled ‘The Revolving House of T’, is located in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture in central Japan. To create the installation Mochida cut a
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A scale model of architect Kenzo Tange’s now-demolished house and a full-size replica of a 16th century tea house feature in a blockbuster exhibition of Japanese architecture at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of its Transformation contains 400 exhibits, showcasing 100 different projects by architects including Yoshio Taniguchi, Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma and Kazuyo Sejima.
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Hiroe Tanaka, creative director of the Trunk Hotel in Tokyo, explains how the building was designed to become a hub of activity, in this movie filmed by Dezeen at the AHEAD Asia hospitality awards. Trunk Hotel is a small boutique hotel located in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. It won the New Concept of the Year prize at the AHEAD Asia
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Metal-clad walls form a horseshoe shape around a courtyard in Japanese architect Kouichi Kimura’s ‘Courtyard House’ in Japan’s Shiga Prefecture.
Architect Ryuji Kajino converted an 80-year-old barn in Kurashiki, Japan, to create Tiny Atelier, a studio for a designer who makes accessories from dried flowers. The small building is located on a hillside site that also contains the owner’s house and a warehouse, which faces out over a valley towards Japan’s Seto Inland Sea. Kajino’s studio
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The living spaces in this house designed by Suppose Design Office in Higashihiroshima, Japan, are arranged around a dirt floor, which is a modern interpretation of a traditional doma. Local studio Suppose Design Office created House in Takaya as a single-family residence on a corner plot in a residential area of a satellite city adjoining Hiroshima. The
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Japanese studio Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office has completed a mixed-use building in Tokyo featuring a jumbled composition of concrete rooms that create spaces for small balconies and gardens. The firm headed by architect Akihisa Hirata designed the building in Tokyo’s Toshima district to provide accommodation for a multi-generational family, alongside gallery spaces and offices. The design of
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Japanese studio Akihisa Hirata has designed the ‘Tree-Ness House’, a multi-story complex that replicates the structure of a tree — creating an organic layering system that refutes traditional layered architecture.
Large eaves and a metal-mesh canopy that will eventually be covered with plants help to shade the interiors of this concrete house on Japan’s Okinawa Island. Osaka-based studio Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects designed the house called Ma of Wind for a plot in a residential area southwest of the 14th-century Shuri Castle, on the island in the
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For this lakeside house in Japan, Tokyo-based studio Sugawaradaisuke used five interlocking levels to create multiple viewing platforms both inside and outside the property. Rather than a traditional two-storey structure, the architecture practice designed a multi-level layout for the cottage, that gives the occupants multiple perspectives of the surrounding forest. The house, called called Nojiri-ko Nature Platforms, sits
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A new amusement park in Japan will bring to life the worlds of Studio Ghibli, the Oscar-winning animation house known for its films Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro. Set to open in 2022, the Studio Ghibli park will be built on the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park in Nagakute city, near Nagoya in Japan’s
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Japanese architect Makoto Suzuki has designed his own live-work space as a series of interlocking timber-clad buildings near Sapporo on Hokkaido island. Suzuki created his own living and working spaces, along with an office for his wife, a weekend retreat for his father, and an artist’s studio for sculptor Takenobu Igarashi. The exterior of each of the
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The Ace Hotel chain is opening its first Japanese outpost in Kyoto this winter, in a former telephone exchange building overhauled by Kengo Kuma. Japanese architect Kuma will convert the ShinPuhKan building – originally designed by Tetsuro Yoshida and completed in 1926 – to create suites set around a plant-filled courtyard. It will be the 10th Ace Hotel, joining
Situated in the picturesque city of Maebashi, not far from the Japanese capital Tokyo, Shinta Hamada Architects have designed ‘House K’ to stand out from its suburban setting.
Japanese studio Tato Architects designed the interior of this house in Osaka as a single room containing angular platforms that perform multiple functions and are connected by a spiralling sequence of wooden steps. Tato Architects developed the house for a family of three who wanted a seamlessly connected interior space that facilitates a stronger connection between its occupants.
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Japanese timber company Sumitomo Forestry has revealed plans for the world’s tallest wooden building in Tokyo, a 350-metre skyscraper that would also be the country’s highest. Sumitomo Forestry, the lumber arm of one of Japan’s largest corporations, is proposing the 70-storey hybrid timber skyscraper to mark the company’s 350th anniversary in 2041. Named W350, the ambitious
This house in Japan’s Tokushima prefecture appears as a nondescript industrial unit from the road, but inside architecture practice CAPD has hidden a bright, high-ceilinged family home. The Japanese studio designed the 137-square-metre residence to run almost the full length of the plot, with the gabled roof interrupted to create a courtyard and first floor balcony.
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Australian photographer Tom Blachford waited until night to capture these neon-tinted photographs of Tokyo’s metabolist buildings, which he says could have been built in a “distant future”. For his latest series, Blachford was influenced by the futuristic appearance of the country’s post-war modernist architectural movement, metabolism – pioneered by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange. The Pritzker
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Maximizing the potential of minimal space, Tokyo-based Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects unveil an elegant approach to open-plan living. Situated in a multistory building, a stone’s throw from the bustling Shibuya center, the tiny Tokyo apartment offers an esc…
Japanese architect Takashi Okuno designed this house with a U-shaped plan, to ensure every room has a view of the tree in the central courtyard. Located in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture, Hiiragi’s House sits on a plot containing a tree that has been nurtured by several generations of the owner’s family. Okuno wanted the new house to emphasise the importance
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The film made by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine about the occupant of Ryue Nishizawa’s seminal Moriyama House is now available to watch on Dezeen in full – but only for a limited time! Moriyama-San is an hour-long documentary about Yasuo Moriyama, the “urban hermit” who lives inside a house built by one of the
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To encourage the occupants of this house to socialise with their neighbours, Japanese architect Takanori Ineyama added a patio deck, a first-floor balcony and a large bay window to the building’s facade. Ineyama designed Tab House for a young family who recently moved out of Tokyo, in favour of a more rural setting in Yamanashi Prefecture.
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A full-size model of Church of the Light takes centre stage in a survey of Tadao Ando’s 50-year career – even though the architect told Dezeen his latest projects are his best work. Tadao Ando: Endeavors at The National Art Center in Tokyo is an exhibition covering the architect’s entire career. It starts with his transition
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The balcony play-area of this Osaka kindergarten by Hibinosekkei and Youji no Shiro provides children with an obstacle course of ramps, benches, monkey bars, and climbing nets around a tree. Located on the site of a former fire station, the architects wanted to provide a hub for the local community in Chitose New Town, Japan.
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Bay windows with colourful house-shaped frames extend from the front of this nursery school in the city of Sendai, which was designed by Tokyo-based architect Masahiko Fujimori. The Morinoie kindergarten in Sendai is designed to cope with the area’s rising number of inhabitants and their young families. The four-storey nursery occupies a small area of land that has
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The oval-shaped roof deck of this playful Tokyo kindergarten allows children to play and run endless laps around it – a feature that has just won it the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize. Completed by Tezuka Architects 10 years ago, Fuji Kindergarten is located in the Tachikawa suburb of the city. It accommodates 600 children aged between two and six.
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This family house in Japan’s Shiga prefecture was designed by local studio Hearth Architects around an indoor garden, which is planted with a tree that extends towards a skylight. Kyomachi House is located in Koga, a city in the southern part of the Shiga Prefecture. The residence is set within the former boundary of the town of Minakuchi,
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Jun Igarashi Architects found a work-around in Japanese building code to create this house on Hokkaido’s southwest coast, which features a larger than average roof to protect a pair of patios from snowfall. Winters in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, are renowned for their snowfall. Snow-sports enthusiasts from around the world flock to experience the waist-deep powder that typically blankets
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Masato Sekiya’s firm Planet Creations has completed a concrete weekend house, which cantilevers six metres over a rocky ledge in Japan’s Omine mountain range. Located in Tenkawa village, 600 metres above sea level, the site is surrounded by the Omine mountain range. The house, which was designed as a holiday villa for a doctor and his wife, protrude out from the
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Tato Architects was founded by Yo Shimada following his graduation from Kyoto City University of Arts. As one of his many Japan-based projects, this house in Yamasaki was built to provide a home for a couple and their two children.
Klein Dytham Architecture has completed a visitor centre and ice rink in Japan’s Karuizawa region, featuring a curving, shingle-clad frontage that follows the edge of a landscaped skating pond. The Tokyo-based architecture studio collaborated with landscape design firm Studio on Site to develop the proposal for a year-round visitor attraction located in the foothills of
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This house by Japanese office MUU Store Design Studio has a footprint of just 60 square metres. Called Gap House, the property slots into a tight space between two older buildings, in a residential area fronting Japan’s Sagami Bay. Due to the limited space available, MUU Store Design Studio designed it to be as space-efficient as
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SANAA has built a small passenger terminal shaped like a cloud for a port on the Japanese island of Naoshima, which is famed for its contemporary art scene. Japanese duo Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa and their firm SANAA designed the terminal for passengers waiting to disembark the island – giving them a place to park their bicycles or
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Windowless concrete walls obscure the view from one side of this home designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa, while glazing and a cantilevering infinity pool make the most of sea vistas from the other. The residence’s street-facing northern facade is composed of three white boxes that have no openings, with only
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Japanese architect Tadao Ando has concealed a huge stone statue of the buddha within a hill covered in lavender plants at the Makomanai Takino Cemetery in Sapporo. The top of the statue’s head just crests through a circular well at the centre of the verdant mound, which is carpeted in 150,000 of the purple-flowering plants. Visitors must pass through a 40-metre tunnel to get to
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The 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan was the first in a series of grave events that prompted Fukushima-based architect Cohta Asano to develop the complex design for his new home. Made of up nine overlapping cuboids, of all different sizes and proportions, the house has little in common with the other residential properties in Fukushima, many
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A chimney-like tower covered in white tiles rises in the courtyard of this house in Shiga, Japan, which architect Kouichi Kimura has designed for the owner to host yoga classes. Located away from a busy main road, the two-storey residence combines a large block with a smaller one that appears to be slotted on top. There are no windows
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Japanese retailer Muji is set to open hotels in Shenzhen, China and Tokyo, Japan, which will be styled with the minimalist brand’s furnishings and products. The first Muji Hotel will open in Shenzhen later this year, while the second has just broken ground in Tokyo’s Chūō City and is slated for completion in 2019. While details about both projects are currently vague, Business
Japanese architecture studio Chop + Archi has used trio of courtyards to make the most of the sharp “dead space” corners of this house, located on an almost triangular plot in Tokyo. Situated on a south-eastern corner plot in a dense residential area in Tokyo’s Setagaya ward, Kamiuma House provides the home for a couple and
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Hundreds of thousands of wooden shingles cover the contoured form of this pavilion in the grounds of Japan’s Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens, which is designed to evoke the shape of a ship’s hull. The Kohtei pavilion was added to the gardens in the campus of Tenshinzan Shinshoji temple in Fukuyama city, Hiroshima, which was established as a tribute
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Rooflights, pale tiles and glossy flooring are among the tweaks that Apollo Architects & Associates made to a family home in Toyko to give it a light-filled living, kitchen and dining room. The Japanese architects were tasked with renovating the two-storey residence for a client whose father had built the house over 30 years ago. It is located in a suburban area of Tokyo called Ōta,
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Persimmon Hills Architects has transformed an illegal sex shop into a a dramatic wedge-shaped micro-studio and gallery space in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture. Measuring just 20 square metres, the space named Cut is designed for an artist in residence as an extension of the annual open-air art festival, Koganecho Bazaar. “Koganecho has art everywhere during an
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Japanese studio FujiwaraMuro Architects has completed an exceptionally narrow timber house in Kobe, featuring an atrium that allows daylight to reach each of its levels. The site FujiwaraMuro Architects was given to work with was just 22 square metres, and flanked on either side by existing residential buildings. The studio had experience of dealing with the restricted sites common in many Japanese
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Our Frank Lloyd Wright 150th anniversary series ends with the American architect’s best-known building in Asia, the now-demolished Imperial Hotel, where he combined his western design principles and a fascination with Japan. After travelling to Japan in 1905, Wright developed a keen interest in Japanese art and architecture. He was therefore keen to win the bid to
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Prolific Japanese design studio Nendo has now moved into urban design, unveiling its massive CoFuFun plaza near Kyoto. The plaza – located outside of Tenri Station in Japan’s Nara prefecture – is the studio’s largest architecture project after its renovation of the Siam Discovery shopping centre in Bangkok last year. It is also Nendo’s first
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Yuichi Yoshida & Associates has completed a house in the suburbs of the Japanese city of Kanazawa with pared-back interiors and an irregularly layered structure that challenges the area’s housing typology. Set back from the roadside, the unconventional house comprises two steel-clad volumes set askew on a concrete base. The architects chose galvanised steel cladding for it ability
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Oblong windows with pivoting glazing cut through the striking white walls of this minimal five-storey office block in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, designed by local architects Yoshihiro Kato Atelier. The concrete building, named Tetote Note, is located on a tight 100-square-metre site in the city of Nagoya and provides collaborative workspaces for designers and their clients. “In Japanese, ‘tetote’ literally means
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The Japanese House exhibition at London’s Barbican doesn’t offer solutions to the housing crisis, says Owen Hatherley, but it does show what’s possible when architects respond to extreme change and instability. In most places, certainly in Britain, the point of the private house is stability and predictability. Increasing in correlation with the rise of the house as
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This community space in Kanagawa, Japan, has removable exterior walls and reconfigurable interior partitions, meaning it can easily be adapted to suit different activities. Designed by Japanese architect Aki Hamada, the Substrate Factory Ayase is a two-storey extension to a circuit-board factory, located near the Atsugi naval air base. It provides an exhibition and events space for the local community.
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The timber structure of this house in Kyoto by Japanese studio Alphaville pokes through into the interior spaces, which were designed to optimise the dimensions of a narrow site. The property is located in a residential area close to the city’s Imperial Palace, where housing lots are typically narrow and elongated so that private yards can be incorporated at the
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A wooden framework extending radially towards the edges of this house in Japan’s Okinawa region ensures views in all directions through external walls made entirely of glass. Tokyo studio ISSHO Architects designed the Shinminka house for a plot surrounded by trees and vegetation in Motobu, on the northern part of Okinawa Island. The architects sought to develop
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Featuring an irregular geometric form, this apartment building in Saitama, Japan, accommodates homes for seven families, as well as red-painted communal areas at street level. Local studios Eureka and Maru Architecture collaborated on the design of the building, which they titled Around the Corner Grain to reflect its location at the intersection of two streets. Where the building
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Photographer Edmund Sumner has revealed decade-old images of one of Ryue Nishizawa’s most famous buildings, Moriyama House – a full-size model of which was recently installed inside London’s Barbican. After visiting the Barbican’s “highly impressive” exhibition The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945, which includes a full-size model of the Tokyo house, Sumner dug out his photographs from when the building was first completed
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Metal curtains can be drawn across the windows of this three-and-a-half-metre-wide house in Osaka by FujiwaraMuro Architects, which features a split-level layout with multiple staircases. The local architects were commissioned to design a skinny house to replace a demolished building in the commercial centre of Honshu, which is known for its modern architecture. The tightly packed site and its urban
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Artist and architect Megumi Matsubara teamed up with Hiroi Ariyama to design a guest house and a private gallery for an art collector in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
Dezeen is giving away five copies of The Japanese House Reinvented by Philip Jodidio, a book featuring 50 houses that highlight Japan’s current residential trends. The book showcases properties from the last five years, designed by architects ranging from Pritzker Prize-winners to recent graduates. Among the homes featured are designs by Koji Tsutsui, Tadao Ando and Shigeru Ban. Architectural trends in materials and technology
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An angular, blackened wood structure sits atop two concrete blocks to form this house in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture, designed by Cubo Design Architect. Located in the city of Odawara, in the vicinity of a 15th century castle, Hafye is designed to create the feeling of being suspended in mid-air – hence the top-heavy design. This unusual form, described by locally based Cubo Design Architect as animal-like,
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Architects Megumi Matsubara and Hiroi Ariyama arranged this house in the forest near Karuizawa around five courtyards to provide views of vegetation both inside and outside the building. Matsubara teamed up with Ariyama of Tokyo studio Assistant to design the guest house and private gallery for an art collector in Nagano Prefecture. The single-storey residence is situated in a clearing
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