Using the existing main house and a rental building composition, Yo Shimada designed this new house for a family that requested “to be able to feel the presence of each other regardless of where they are in the house”. The result is a fluid, continuous, interior open space that connects the different uses and levels of the dwelling.
This concrete house composed of two offset regular prisms is perforated at precise points, allowing the surrounding green scenery to invade the monochromatic interior.
This house stands in a new residential district in the mountains. Its apparently traditional architecture, a rectangular prism with a gable roof, is interrupted by a cut in plan and section that introduces light and air through a greenhouse-style space.
Inspired by a forest, Suzuko Yamada designed this very complex house in Tokyo, which has a scaffolding-like metal structure on the outside and wood on the inside.
Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects won the competition to transform two brick warehouses into the Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art. The intervention preserved the spirit of the original building, but the addition of a new golden roof generates a whole new contemporary dimension.
A housing complex for married couples and children located in Aichi, Japan.
Making use of a small space and budget, this project uses a traditional Japanese building method.
This compact house prioritizes a relationship with nature through a courtyard at its heart.
This hut introduces new open spaces that complement and expand the uses of the main house.
These ceramic sculptures are a contemporary take on the tradition of pottery in Japan.
The Japanese studio’s design hybridizes cultures and influences.
A new life for a 300-year old house in Saitama, Japan.