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Sydney Art Gallery of New South Wales expansion / SANAA
Cultural Architecture, Japanese Architecture

Sydney Art Gallery of New South Wales expansion / SANAA

The new Sydney Art Gallery of New South Wales proposal designed by Japanese Architects SANAA sits lightly on the land following the contours of the site to preserve the trees and existing landscape as much as possible. The Art Gallery is wrapped in greenery and nature to strengthen its relation with the Royal Botanical Garden and the Domain. The idea is to…

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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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Architecture, Office Buildings and Headquarters

Kazuyo Sejima / Shibaura House

As a part of his ongoing film series about Japanese architecture, French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht has created this visual exploration of Kazuyo Sejima’s Shibaura House. Completed in 2011, this five story office space is walled almost entirely in glass and features double-height, split level floors that showcase the paths of travel through the building. The building also features a…

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Hiroshima Hut / Suppose Design Office
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Suppose Design Office – Hiroshima Hut

This rural Japanese house by Suppose Design Office features sunken rooms and see-through walls, designed to allow residents to observe and interact with wild animals bluring boundaries between interior and exterior architecture (photos by Toshiyuki Yano). Suppose Design Office – Hiroshima Hut technical information Architects: Suppose Design Office Location: Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan Project year: 2014 Architect in Charge: Makoto Tanijiri, Ai Yoshida…

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