‘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.
‘LIGHT’ is a series of a table lamp and a ﬂoor lamp. It is designed by a Japanese design studio YOY.
‘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.
lecture series: Japanese Architecture at Cologne University
‘fractal 23’ is a playful modular drawer system which can be opened from four sides. Each compartment requires a consideration of “what to store”.
‘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.
‘PEEL wall light’ looks as if a corner of a wall was peeling and light was leaking therefrom.
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.
‘T/D CLINIC’ is designed carefully to differentiate between light and shadow, and where space is determined by specially colored elements that emerge.
Concept for the exterior of ‘House of Shimanto’ was connection, designing the house to sense a continuity with the earth as if a small hill existed in the quiet countryside.
Danish craftsmanship meets Japanese design traditions in Tadao Ando’s Dream Chair – a lounge chair inspired by the Japanese architect’s desire to encourage people to take time to dream.
‘SHUN＊SHOKU LOUNGE BY GURUNAVI’ is made from piled up pieces of wooden panels that create its interior like topography.