Garden & House

December 20th, 2011

The Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa designed this “Garden & House” in Tokyo on a very small lot of just 8 x 4 m. It doesn’t really have a facade or walls: vases, planters, concrete benches, plexiglass railings, full-height windows and curtains form the boundary between inside and outside. I’m baffled.
Photos by Iwan Baan.

found at DOMUS

Lucky Drops

June 17th, 2011

I don’t know what to say about the house called “Lucky Drops”. It was designed by Atelier Tekuto and its name is the equivalent to Japanese old saying ‘the best for last’. You can find more photos and information at ArchDaily.

House M

June 12th, 2011

I guess everyone knows by now that I’m a huge fan of Japanese architecture. So here’s the next one: House M by Jun Igarashi Architects. It does look more to a livable sculpture to me than a real house. Can someone explain to me why it doesn’t have any windows and just ceiling lights? The neighborhood isn’t really nice in this case, but doesn’t they want to look outside?
photos by Sergio Pirrone

found at designboom weblog

Hotelroom Modifications

June 10th, 2011

Hotelroom Modifications by Franziska Sinn. The artistic version of rockstar hotel room behaviour.

Pelo House

April 27th, 2011

The Pelo House is the latest project by mA-style, a Japanese design and architecture firm. “Pelo” is a mimetic word for peeling something and I guess you can totally tell in all the details of this house.

found at what we do is secret

Parallel World

March 11th, 2011

“Parallel World” is a private project of Ji Lee, a creative director at the Google Creative Lab in New York. He installs little dioramas on unused ceiling space. Neat.

found at Co.Design

Nowhere but Sajima

December 7th, 2010

Nowhere but Sajima” is finally a house in Japan where I actually could go to and stay for a few days. It’s vacation rental residence located in Yokosuka-City, just outside of Tokyo. It was designed by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects.

found at what we do is secret

Riverbank House

November 11th, 2010

This is the Riverbank House in Kikugawa, Japan. It was designed by Atsushi and Mayumi Kawamoto.

found at what we do is secret

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto

September 23rd, 2010

The Tokyo Apartment building by Sou Fujimoto consists of five dwelling units. Each one of them has two or three independent rooms in a prototypical “house” shape. I’m not sure that I would like to climb a ladder each time I want to go to the other room. But I would definitely like to visit this building.
Photos by Iwan Baan.

Minimalist House

August 2nd, 2010

The Minimalist House in Itoman-shi, Okinawa, Japan, was designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates / Urbanist Architect. Just have a look a the floor plan and you’ll understand why it’s called the minimalist house.

found at ArchDaily