‘CUBE COURT HOUSE’ faces us with two contrasting sides: an intimate, introverted, closed house with courtyard and an outward looking, open glasshouse above.
‘House in Sakurashinmachi’ is a renovated housing project for two family generations. Existing structure is reinforced against earthquakes and extended.
‘House in Nada’ is located in a residential area in the heart of the city of Kobe. Building uses it small plot to its maximum by stacking rooms vertically.
‘Clementine’ is a hair salon located in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. In this newly renovated space, salon functions are flowing through one continuous volume.
‘Tama N’ is a renovation project of a a 25-year-old apartment. Single wooden wall is inserted into the unit that transforms conventional living quarters into an elegant space.
‘KAWATE’ is a house located in the city of Gifu. Cantilevered out over the lawn, half of the building is stepped up 1.4m, creating a sheltered alcove beneath.
‘YURAS’ is an office project with a diagonally positioned new room spaces across the existing floor area that usefully divides it into work and common spaces.
‘BASE’ is a three-storey building located in Setagaya Ward in Tokyo. It consists of a small office on the first floor and living areas on 2nd and 3rd floor.
‘Slit House’ uses its narrow and long site to create facade with vertical slits that replace usual windows. Conceptual sculpturing of its outer walls fills the house with light.
‘F-WHITE’ is an independent one-storied residence with a courtyard for a single family. They requested a house with sense of family unity and spaciousness at the same time.
‘folm arts’ is a renovation project of the beauty salon for its 10th year anniversary. It is designed in a way to fit in with the surrounding houses.
‘Dogsalon in Oita’ is located on a long, thin lot surrounded by rice fields. This combined residence and dog salon has a symbolic shape that turns the building itself into a sign for the business.
‘＋green’ is an organic restaurant near one of the largest parks in Tokyo. The restaurant has three basic functions: a takeout bistro, an organic food shop and a restaurant.
‘S HOUSE’ is a residence for three person family in the suburb of Tokyo, with form that is shaped by five different small boxes gathered at random that suppresses the overall scale of the building.
SunnyHills at Minami-Aoyama, designed by Kengo Kuma himself, is in the shape of a bamboo basket. It is built on a joint system called ‘Jiigoku-Gumi’, traditional method used in Japanese wooden architecture.