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Blurring Boundaries

The Nordic Pavilion in Brussels for the World Exhibition of 1962 / Sverre Fehn
20th Century Retrospective, Cultural Architecture

The Nordic Pavilion in Brussels for the World Exhibition of 1962 / Sverre Fehn

The Nordic Pavilion for the Venice Biennale (1958-1962), designed by Sverre Fehn to represent Sweden, Finland, and Norway, is a project that deals with Nordic identity. In his work, Fehn makes an analogy between building and storytelling, and between materials and language. In this article we also included photographs of the Norwegian Pavilion for the 1958 Brussels World Exhibition that…

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PC House / Kengo Kuma and Associates
Japanese Architecture, Residential

PC House / Kengo Kuma and Associates

The PC House by renowned japanese architect Kengo Kuma is a private single-storey house in eastern japan. With a strong roots in traditional japanese temples the program is arranged in a windmill formation with four distinct and independent rooms originating from the center-point of the design. As in traditional japanese architecture, the natural environment is strong associated with the dwelling trough an encircled garden.

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Kanagawa Institute of Technology / Junya Ishigami + Associates
Educational & Sports Facilities, Japanese Architecture

Kanagawa Institute of Technology / Junya Ishigami + Associates

Kanagawa Institute of Technology, KAIT workshop, near Tokyo is the first project in which Ishigami succeeds in expanding the idea of blurring spaces. This project has become an ambiguous space, which no longer has any visible identifiable boundaries. Ishigami says about his interest in architecture: “A quality of nature is that it is governed by certain rules which at the same…

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Japanese Architecture, Residential

Sou Fujimoto / House N

French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht recently revisited Sou Fujimoto‘s House N, seven years after its completion, as part of his ongoing Japanese Collection series. Nestled within a traditional Oita neighborhood, the renowned family home resembles “living among the clouds,” as Fujimoto once described. A rich layering of space carefully eliminates the notion of distinct boundaries, allowing a subtle shift in program to place a heightened awareness on…

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UID Architects
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Atelier-bisque doll / UID Architects

This Atelier and Residential House in Minoh City by Japanese UID Architects blurs boundaries between interior and outdoors architecture (photos by Hiroshi Ueda). UID Architects Atelier-bisque doll technical information Architects: UID Architects Location: Minoh, Osaka, Japan Design Team: Keisuke Maeda Program: Residential house Site Area: 328.16 sqm Total Floor Area: 151.25 sqm Area: 151.25 sqm Project Year: 2009 Photographs: © Hiroshi Ueda, ©…

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