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Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates
Cultural Architecture, Japanese Architecture

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates

The Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum designed by Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma connects a hotel and a spa operated by the town, which had been separated by a cliff and a road. The museum functions not only as the skywalk between the two facilities, but also as accommodations, work and exhibition rooms that cater to artist-in-residence program, thus bridging cultures of…

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ABE House / Urban Architecture Office
Japanese Architecture, Residential

ABE House / Urban Architecture Office

ABE House designed by Japanese Architects Urban Architecture Office is a single family dwelling in Tama-shi, a residential district of Tokyo. Imagined as an outdoor garden, the interior circulation of this houses creates a journey as inhabitants pass between rooms. The exterior facade is made with three volumes of different heights that are clustered in a variety of facets.

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Japanese Trees Teahouses by Terunobu Fujimori
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Japanese Teahouses do grow on trees with Terunobu Fujimori

Japanese teahouses by Architect Terunobu Fujimori have attracted prestigious clients such as the V&A Museum in London for whom his Beetle’s House featured his signature charred cladding. The inside of them are simple and modern while the outside are pure fantasy. You can find these tree houses surrounded by gorgeous cherry blossoms (sakura) in location such as the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum in Hokuto…

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From Furniture to City planning: Kenji Ekuan designs at his best
20th Century Retrospective, Product Design, Utopian Projects

Kenji Ekuan’s Stimulating Projects from Furniture Design to City Planning

Kenji Ekuan was a Japanese industrial designer, best known for creating the design of the Kikkoman soy sauce bottle. His designs originate from the sights of Hiroshima’s devastation after the U.S. atomic bombing of the city 70 years ago. He heard the voices of street cars, bicycles and other objects mangled and abandoned, saying they had wished to have been utilized…

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Night view Naked House / Shigeru Ban
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Naked House / Shigeru Ban

The Naked House, located in Kawagoe, Japan designed by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban provides shelter for a family with five members, including two children and the owner’s elderly mother. The owner wanted a house that “provides the least privacy so that the family members are not secluded from one another, a house that gives everyone the freedom to have individual activities in…

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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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