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Japanese Architecture

Exterior - Wall-less House in Nagano / Shigeru Ban
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Wall-less House in Nagano / Shigeru Ban

In 1997, Shigeru Ban completed the Wall-less House, also known as the House Without Walls. In this project, Ban creates a “universal floor,” a term coined by Robert Kronenberg in “Transportable Environments.”  Walls disappear, and only the essential elements for living remains. Each space is part of the “universal floor”: the floor of the restroom is the same used in…

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Shonan Christ Church / Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Japanese Architecture, Religious Architecture

Shonan Christ Church / Takeshi Hosaka Architects

The Shonan Christ Church designed by Japanese Architect Takeshi Hosaka stands at a rich green residential area which is 10-minutes away from Shonan beach on foot. The chapel of the 50-year old church became too small and it was therefore decided that a new church would be constructed on a different site. Church authorities said that the passages of the…

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