House within a House: We just did our “House within a House” on Monday. I was curious to see what would come up if I googled it. I found a few nice things.
» A Daily Dose of Architecture
Container House: We can never get enough of these things!
» MoCo Loco
Weekend House Alley: A nice addition to the City of Kamakura, one of our favorite towns by the sea.
» Spoon & Tamago
Foreign Designer: We recently asked Jason of Cina about being a foreign designer in Japan. Here’s more information on a similar topic.
Sou Fujimoto: A while back, Nobi trashed the website of this wonderful architect (I would never dare to say such a thing!). Read this Nobi, Sou Fujimoto is a man of intellect!
Mid to small size building contractors are called “Komuten” (or Sekoya-san) in Japan. It sounds old-fashioned to us but it’s a nice term Continue Reading
In this small house called “Setagaya-S” in Tokyo, architect Rico Turu draws a nice distinction between the common area (living/dining room, kitchen and bathroom) and the bedroom for Continue Reading
Relax and enjoy the view Continue Reading
“The aim of the design is to give the client more freedom regarding the setting they want to have their meeting in.”
We have received more images of Boko House from mA-style and added to our post on the house.
About the image on the left: I bought a copy of this book a few years ago at Barns & Noble just because the house on the cover was beautiful. If you haven’t seen the book yet, the images of the house on the cover can be found on the website of Makoto Yamaguchi who had designed this house. Makoto has just sent those images to us in BIGGER sizes, and we will be posting them on Friday. And you can of course get a copy of Japan Houses at Amazon.com.
About the image on the right: Makoto Ymaguchi’s work ranges from new buildings to the spoon, fork and knife. These utensils are are available in the US at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Who: Makoto Yamaguchi Design What: Single family residence (2 adults + 1 child) Where: Komae, Tokyo When: 2007 (completion) How: One story with basement, reinforced concrete construction Continue Reading
Who: rico turu architects studio What: Single family residence (2 adults + 1 child) Where: Setagaya, Tokyo When: 2007 (completion) How: Three-story steel frame construction Continue Reading
Atsushi and Mayumi Kawamoto of mA-style are a young husband and wife team of architects who have already established themselves as the go-to designers in Shizuoka for stylish and individual architectures Continue Reading