We are back in the house

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Hazukashi House, Kyoto by Alts Design Office

We work late

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Spectacular black & white Tokyo cityscape photography by Martin Stavars

We find space

 

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House in Fukawa, Japan by ‘Suppose Design Office’

We want a cabin

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Final Wooden House in Kumamoto, Japan by Sou Fujimoto Architects / Photographed by Iwan Baan

 

Words from the architect: I thought of making an ultimate wooden architecture. It was conceived by just mindlessly stacking 350mm square.

Lumber is extremely versatile. In an ordinary wooden architecture, lumber is effectively differentiated according to functions in various localities precisely because it is so versatile. Columns, beams, foundations, exterior walls, interior walls, ceilings, floorings, insulations, furnishings, stairs, window frames, meaning all. However, I thought if lumber is indeed so versatile then why not create architecture by one rule that fulfills all of these functions. I envisioned the creation of new spatiality that preserves primitive conditions of a harmonious entity before various functions and roles differentiated.

There are no separations of floor, wall, and ceiling here. A place that one thought was a floor becomes a chair, a ceiling, a wall from various positions. The floor levels are relative and spatiality is perceived differently according to one’s position. Here, people are distributed three-dimensionally in the space. This is a place like an amorphous landscape with a new experience of various senses of distances. Inhabitants discover, rather than being prescribed, various functionalities in these convolutions.

This bungalow no longer fits the category of wooden architecture. If wooden architecture is merely something made from wood, then wood itself surpasses the architectural procedures to directly become a “place where people live” in this bungalow. It is of an existence akin to primitive conditions before architecture. Rather than just a new architecture, this is a new origin, a new existence.

Slippery Slope

Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters. Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters.

House K by world renowned Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto / photographs by Iwan Baan, text by designboom:

Sou fujimoto‘s ‘house k’ is a voluminous, crescent-shaped home in northeastern osaka’s dense urban fabric. the approach to an disproportionate L shaped site is one of a soaring, thickened ground plane. pressed against the neighbors’ homes on three sides and bordered by a grove of trees, the rectangular volume literally grows out of the ground with a gentle concave motion until it peaks at the eastern-most point. the canopy therefore becomes a striking visual object from the exterior while providing the family with much-needed exterior space in the form of a rooftop terrace. the habitable roof additionally confronts the ubiquitous concrete slabs with a composition of trees in faceted metal planters.

Dot Dot Dot

“I’m Here, but Nothing” - black light art exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 2000 using fluorescent sticker spots to fill an ordinary living room, giving the impression of a world seen through a magical, hallucinatory veil. “I’m Here, but Nothing” - black light art exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 2000 using fluorescent sticker spots to fill an ordinary living room, giving the impression of a world seen through a magical, hallucinatory veil. Yayoi Kusama - I’m Here But Nothing (2000-11) (4) “I’m Here, but Nothing” - black light art exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 2000 using fluorescent sticker spots to fill an ordinary living room, giving the impression of a world seen through a magical, hallucinatory veil. “I’m Here, but Nothing” - black light art exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 2000 using fluorescent sticker spots to fill an ordinary living room, giving the impression of a world seen through a magical, hallucinatory veil.

“I’m Here, but Nothing” – black light art exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 2000 using fluorescent sticker spots to fill an ordinary living room, giving the impression of a world seen through a magical, hallucinatory veil.

We are surrounded

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‘A-art house’ by designed by Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima (of the Japanese studio SANAA) in collaboration with Yuko Hasegawa (chief curator of Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art) for the Inujima art house project inI nujima, Japan / Photographed by Iwan Baan

Graffiti of Speed

tokyo-mirror-symmetry-shinichi-higashi-12 tokyo-mirror-symmetry-shinichi-higashi-13 tokyo-mirror-symmetry-shinichi-higashi-2 tokyo-mirror-symmetry-shinichi-higashi-11 tokyo-mirror-symmetry-shinichi-higashi-10 tokyo-mirror-symmetry-shinichi-higashi-1 tokyo-mirror-symmetry-shinichi-higashi-6 tokyo-mirror-symmetry-shinichi-higashi-7 'In his project “Graffiti of Speed / Mirror Symmetry“, the Japanese photographer Shinichi Higashi offers striking images of Tokyo, by combining symmetry and long exposure with beautiful light trails.' Fantastic photographs between architecture and light painting (text by ufunk.net)

‘In his project “Graffiti of Speed / Mirror Symmetry“, the Japanese photographer Shinichi Higashi offers striking images of Tokyo, by combining symmetry and long exposure with beautiful light trails.’ Fantastic photographs between architecture and light painting (text by ufunk.net)

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We punch holes

Ant House in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan by mA-style architects /  photographed by Kai Nakamura Ant House in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan by mA-style architects /  photographed by Kai Nakamura Ant House in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan by mA-style architects /  photographed by Kai Nakamura Ant House in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan by mA-style architects /  photographed by Kai Nakamura Ant House in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan by mA-style architects /  photographed by Kai Nakamura Ant House in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan by mA-style architects /  photographed by Kai Nakamura Ant House in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan by mA-style architects /  photographed by Kai Nakamura Ant House in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan by mA-style architects /  photographed by Kai Nakamura

‘Ant House’ in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan by mA-style architects /  photographed by Kai Nakamura

We are on fire

Remarkable and mysterious photographs of volcanic lightning, captured by German volcano enthusiast and photographer Martin Rietze, who shot these images of lightning bolts blasting out of the Japanese Sakurajima Volcano.   The volcano was part of the Osumi Peninsula until 1914. Today, it’s one of the most active volcanos in Asia. Rietze captured lighting erupting from the billowing smoke and ash--an unlikely phenomenon that NASA says is not yet fully understood. Remarkable and mysterious photographs of volcanic lightning, captured by German volcano enthusiast and photographer Martin Rietze, who shot these images of lightning bolts blasting out of the Japanese Sakurajima Volcano.   The volcano was part of the Osumi Peninsula until 1914. Today, it’s one of the most active volcanos in Asia. Rietze captured lighting erupting from the billowing smoke and ash--an unlikely phenomenon that NASA says is not yet fully understood. Remarkable and mysterious photographs of volcanic lightning, captured by German volcano enthusiast and photographer Martin Rietze, who shot these images of lightning bolts blasting out of the Japanese Sakurajima Volcano.   The volcano was part of the Osumi Peninsula until 1914. Today, it’s one of the most active volcanos in Asia. Rietze captured lighting erupting from the billowing smoke and ash--an unlikely phenomenon that NASA says is not yet fully understood. Remarkable and mysterious photographs of volcanic lightning, captured by German volcano enthusiast and photographer Martin Rietze, who shot these images of lightning bolts blasting out of the Japanese Sakurajima Volcano.   The volcano was part of the Osumi Peninsula until 1914. Today, it’s one of the most active volcanos in Asia. Rietze captured lighting erupting from the billowing smoke and ash--an unlikely phenomenon that NASA says is not yet fully understood. Remarkable and mysterious photographs of volcanic lightning, captured by German volcano enthusiast and photographer Martin Rietze, who shot these images of lightning bolts blasting out of the Japanese Sakurajima Volcano.   The volcano was part of the Osumi Peninsula until 1914. Today, it’s one of the most active volcanos in Asia. Rietze captured lighting erupting from the billowing smoke and ash--an unlikely phenomenon that NASA says is not yet fully understood. Remarkable and mysterious photographs of volcanic lightning, captured by German volcano enthusiast and photographer Martin Rietze, who shot these images of lightning bolts blasting out of the Japanese Sakurajima Volcano.   The volcano was part of the Osumi Peninsula until 1914. Today, it’s one of the most active volcanos in Asia. Rietze captured lighting erupting from the billowing smoke and ash--an unlikely phenomenon that NASA says is not yet fully understood. rtin 2 Remarkable and mysterious photographs of volcanic lightning, captured by German volcano enthusiast and photographer Martin Rietze, who shot these images of lightning bolts blasting out of the Japanese Sakurajima Volcano.   The volcano was part of the Osumi Peninsula until 1914. Today, it’s one of the most active volcanos in Asia. Rietze captured lighting erupting from the billowing smoke and ash--an unlikely phenomenon that NASA says is not yet fully understood.

Remarkable and mysterious photographs of volcanic lightning, captured by German volcano enthusiast and photographer Martin Rietze, who shot these images of lightning bolts blasting out of the Japanese Sakurajima Volcano.

The volcano was part of the Osumi Peninsula until 1914. Today, it’s one of the most active volcanos in Asia. Rietze captured lighting erupting from the billowing smoke and ash–an unlikely phenomenon that NASA says is not yet fully understood.

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Needle in a strawstack

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Installation by Japan-based artist Tokujin Yoshioka using 300,000 clear plastic straws for the ‘Design Miami’ 2007

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We change mood

Series of interesting portraits named 'Photogenic Princess', where the artists' daughter, Kanna, is featured, by Japanese photographer Nagano Toyokazu Series of interesting portraits named 'Photogenic Princess', where the artists' daughter, Kanna, is featured, by Japanese photographer Nagano Toyokazu Series of interesting portraits named 'Photogenic Princess', where the artists' daughter, Kanna, is featured, by Japanese photographer Nagano Toyokazu Series of interesting portraits named 'Photogenic Princess', where the artists' daughter, Kanna, is featured, by Japanese photographer Nagano Toyokazu Series of interesting portraits named 'Photogenic Princess', where the artists' daughter, Kanna, is featured, by Japanese photographer Nagano Toyokazu Series of interesting portraits named 'Photogenic Princess', where the artists' daughter, Kanna, is featured, by Japanese photographer Nagano Toyokazu Series of interesting portraits named 'Photogenic Princess', where the artists' daughter, Kanna, is featured, by Japanese photographer Nagano Toyokazu

Series of interesting portraits named ‘Photogenic Princess’, where the artists’ daughter, Kanna, is featured, by Japanese photographer Nagano Toyokazu

 

We are connected

Photos from the installation piece 'Dialogue with Absence' that was exhibited in Kenji Tangi Gallery in Tokyo, by artist Chiharu Shiota Photos from the installation piece 'Dialogue with Absence' that was exhibited in Kenji Tangi Gallery in Tokyo, by artist Chiharu Shiota

Photos from the installation piece ‘Dialogue with Absence’ that was exhibited in Kenji Tangi Gallery in Tokyo, by artist Chiharu Shiota

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We have a house

'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage. 'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage. 'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage. 'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage. 'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage.

‘House N’ in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura – have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family’s life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage.

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We garden

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In one of Tokyo’s densest neighborhoods Ryue Nishizawa has built House & Garden, a four-story study-residence for two writer-editors. The intention of the architect – Kazuyo Sejima’s partner in SANAA – was to come up with a transparent and totally permeable building. Rooms are joined with gardens, blurring the lines between interior and exterior, and spaces are fragmented. Climate comfort is achieved through fine glass walls placed at strategic places and with rails and curtains organizing everyday life. In an urban environment where lighting conditions are not ideal, the building seeks to bring in as much sunlight as possible by interspersing gardens with roofs on all floors, and creates a plant screen that protects the privacy of the inhabitants while allowing in daylight. / photographed by Iwaan Baan

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We stand out

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Yakisugi House (Charcoal House), a residence located in Nagano, Japan designed by Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori and photographed by Edmund Sumner / The building is clad in charred cedar that was smoked in eight-metre lengths. Due to the length of timber used, the material warped during this process and the resulting gaps in the facade are filled with plaster. (via dezeen)

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Lightness of Being

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The Silk Vortices of Japanese artist Akiko Ikeuchi / delicately crafted string sculptures constructed from extremely delicate silk threads, and despite the chaotic appearance are each based on precise plans blueprinting the complex internal framework.

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We are rounding things up

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The wonderful Teshima Art Museum with its open gallery space featuring a 25cm thick concrete shell with two elliptical openings open to the elements, designed by Tokyo-based architect Ryue Nishizawa and Japanese artist Rei Naito opened in 2010 for the Setouchi International Art Festival in the Takamatsu Port area of Japan.  / photographs by Iwan Baan

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A house within a house

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‘Ant-house’ – a small house designed like an “Ant’s nest” out of timber in Shizuoka, Japan, by mA-style architects. A large cube enclosing an open space forming sub-spaces that resemble a nest. Photographs by Kai Nakamura.

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We got confused

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Fantastic series of photographs from the book ‘Junction’ by Japanese photographer Ken Ohyama documenting very large and complex concrete highway junctions in and around Tokyo, Japan / see more of his work on flickr

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Tangled up

chiharushiotainsilence2 When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor's house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor's grand piano blazed up in smoke.  There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room's furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one's material properties.

chiharu shiota - In silence installation When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor's house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor's grand piano blazed up in smoke.  There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room's furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one's material properties.

Photography of an installation created by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota.

/// The installation, named ” In Silence”, was inspired by one of the artist’s personal traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor’s house burning down. The pieces tangled up in black thread are echoing a sketch-like imagery and the burnt piano is in fact a direct memory of the artist, as it resembles her neighbor’s piano blazed up in smoke.

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We teach

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The Ryotaro Shiba Memorial Museum in Higashiosaka, Japan by architect Tadao Ando / 3D Visualization by Alex Roman

 

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Growing interest

Takanori Aiba-bonsai sculpture made out of resin clay and stone tree house bonsai, artist art interesting sculpture tree branches grow towards the floor

Takanori Aiba-bonsai sculpture made out of resin clay and stone tree house bonsai, artist art interesting sculpture tree branches grow towards the floor

Takanori Aiba-bonsai sculpture made out of resin clay and stone tree house bonsai, artist art interesting sculpture tree branches grow towards the floor

Photograph of an incredibly delicate bonsai sculpture with an integrated castle tree-house. /// Featured in the series of sculptures made by the Japanese artist Takanori Aiba out of stone clay / resin clay / epoxy putty / hinoki veneer sheet / balsa veneer sheet / copper line / plastic/ resin/ Japanese ash. For more check here

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We need to shave

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Photograph of a fantastic residential house in Tokyo, Japan completely covered in a natural green facade / captured by Guen-K

 

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We think outside the box

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House N by Sou Fujimoto Architects in Oita, Japan / photographed by Iwan Baan

We are going on holiday

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Snow Canyon, Toyama, Japan

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Toyama, Japan / unknown photographer

We glow in the dark

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Beautiful photograph of colorful Japanese paper lanterns

Colorful Japanese Paper Lanterns / unknown photographer

We feel blue

Japanese artist Makoto Tojikil is fascinated by light. He uses it in ways that create amazing illusions and out-of-this-world experiences in a subtle, inquisitive way. art installation light art LED art blue man photograph photography image

Light installation of a blue – man hologram, by Japanese artist Makoto Tojikil

We are architects

Sou Fujimoto designed this multi-level home to recreate the experience of clambering up the branches of a tree. The steel and glass lattice encapsulates twenty-one small spaces at varying levels.
Sou Fujimoto designed this multi-level home to recreate the experience of clambering up the branches of a tree. The steel and glass lattice encapsulates twenty-one small spaces at varying levels.

Sou Fujimoto’s home for a Boston terrier, and his House NA (2012) japan modern minimalist architecture style photography blog best

House NA by Sou Fujimoto, Japan 2010 and his home for a Boston terrier.

We keep notes

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Art Installation “Reversed City” in Echigo – Tsumari art Field, by  Pascale Marthine Tayou

 

 

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We stand in line

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Seijo Apartments Tokyo, Japan by Kazuyo Sejima / photographed by Iwan Baan

Nature’s Mirror

mount fuji mountain japan black and white photograph photography mirror reflection water lake beautiful scenery landscape ar

Black and white photograph of Mount Fuji and its reflection in the water. / by “femtowork”

In the net

woods of net, net, wood, timber, architecture, playground, Tezuka Architects, japan
“woods of net” by net Tezuka Architects, Japan. wood / timber playground architecture
woods of net, net, wood, timber, architecture, playground, Tezuka Architects, japan
woods of net, net, wood, timber, architecture, playground, Tezuka Architects, japan
woods of net, net, wood, timber, architecture, playground, Tezuka Architects, japan
woods of net, net, wood, timber, architecture, playground, Tezuka Architects, japan

Woods of Net by  Tezuka Architects / photographs by Abel Erazo

Coming Back

train on a bridge within a foggy valley in Fukushima, Japan - photography

Bridge over the Tadami river in Fukushima, Japan

We would like to live there…

We would like to live there…

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House in Koamicho, Japan by Suppose Design Office