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
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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
K House is one of the few houses designed by architect Mikiko Endo. The interior is accentuated with exposed concrete and plywood surfaces Continue Reading
Long Tall House in Tokyo is a five-story basement home with three stories showing on the southwest side Continue Reading
There is a strong similarity among these four facades. The first building (1) is, of course, the famous Azuma House by Tadao Ando Continue Reading
It must be difficult, even in Japan, to find a mixed-use development smaller than this one in Osaka Continue Reading
This peculiar and beautiful facade captivates my attention. I don’t know how to put it in words… just love this subtle but superlative oddness Continue Reading