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R-House in Tokyo blends privacy and transparency

New architect-designed homes in Tokyo are often impenetrable from the street. However, this house, in an exclusive enclave, takes the opposite approach. Designed by Riccardo Tossani Architecture, the house is almost entirely glazed, with fine aluminium blades creating just a veil of privacy. “We wanted to capitalise on the views over a nearby park, as […]
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HOUSE-K / K2YT

Architects: K2YT
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Area: 291 sqm
Photographs: Satoshi Asakawa

Consult: Takeshi Suzuki

From the architect.… The site is situated amidst the densely packed residential area in Tokyo. Whilst being on a south west corner of the block having Sigue leyendo

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Tokyo’s Modernist Gem, Hotel Okura, To Be Demolished

Talk about Modernist Japanese architecture, and you can hardly fail to bring up Tokyo‘s Hotel Okura. Built in 1962 under the design direction of Yoshiro Taniguchi, Hideo Kosaka, Shiko Munakata, and Kenkichi Tomimoto, the hotel has long been a landmark not only for the city,… Sigue leyendo

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Zaha Hadid Architects Admits Modifications to Tokyo National Stadium Designs

After sustained protest from Japanese architects and citizens alike, Zaha Hadid Architects have confessed that they are modifying their designs for Tokyo’s National Stadium, the centerpiece for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After repeated criticism, including a petition launched by Pritzker laureates Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki, the Japanese Government had… Sigue leyendo

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Eavesdrop> Are We Done with Architecture Petitions Yet? Zaha Hadid Faces Tokyo Backlash

Speaking of controversy, Zaha Hadid can’t catch a break! Since her stadium design for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was unveiled, complaints have arisen about the scale and height of the project. Then two of Japan’s biggest architects—Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki—signed on to a petition calling for a revised design. As of press time more […]
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Video: Shibaura House by Kazuyo Sejima

As a part of his ongoing film series about Japanese architecture, French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht… has created this visual exploration of Kazuyo Sejima’s Shibaura House. Completed in 2011, this five story office space is walled almost entirely in Sigue leyendo

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The Pool Aoyama / Nobuo Araki

Architects: Nobuo Araki
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Nobuo Araki / The Archetype
Area: 161 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Atsushi Fuseya, Kai Hiroyo

From the architect.… The Pool Aoyama is situated near Kotto Street in Minami-Aoyama, on the ground Sigue leyendo

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Switch Residence / APOLLO Architects & Associates

Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Satoshi Kurosaki
Area: 123 sqm
Year: 2006
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Structural Engineer: Hiroyuki Masuda
Mechanical Engineer: Zenei Shimada
Construction: Kimura ryozo engineering firm
Site Area: 82 sqm

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