The Embassy Of Finland In Tokyo, by Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Ltd. This is a first prize in the architectural competition arranged by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. I like the project in terms of the clean building form with a blurred shadow effect during the night when the interior lit up. It seems to [...]
Tag: Japanese architecture
F House by Japanese architect Katsufumi Kubota. The contemporary geometrical facade is so precise, clean, striking and structurally very provocative. It folded to become a roof and opened up the interior space into the landscape. The house reminds me Tadao Ando works, perhaps because of its concrete finish and clean interior space with light. This [...]
A clean facade and composition for photography studio in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Jun Aoki & associates. There are 3 rental photo studios where two in the basement, one on the ground. Ground floor accommodates the car parking lots for studio users. The ceiling grid with fluorescent light allows ever-changing appearance of the space during [...]
As you can see, a very contrast materials between inside and outside, where external skins are covered by rusting effect steel and fine materials with lighting effect internally. The idea of the house was to spatially distinct between public and private area in Architects Nakayma‘s spatial organization. 2 bedrooms with a bathroom are placed just [...]
The Alphaville architects Kentaro Takeguchi and Asako Yamamoto designed and built their own house W-Window House in Kyoto. The staircase was impressed me and my first thought was just a folding paper. Remember our previous post of W chair? It would be best match with this house!
Childhood recalled? Is this a house or children playground? This is my first impression to the project. Architect Sou Fujimoto has created a wooden house to express the versatility of lumber. It blurs between wall, ceiling, floor and chair (where people can sit) that embody the architectural experience within the whole structure.
House O, designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, who is a one of Japan’s most promising young architects in Japan. Sou Fujimoto believes architect should create a better living environment to the end user. The wall is not just the tool to divide the space but is how space in between people can share.
Project: Neil Barrett Tokyo Store Architect: Zaha Hadid Location: Tokyo, Japan Neil Barrett, the English born, Italian living designer (who was also recently featured in a spread in GQ), has just opened a new store front in the Minami-Aoyama district of Tokyo. The Barrett store was designed by Zaha Hadid, one of the most successful [...]