Hayaku (‘hurry up’ in Japanese), a preview of what is to come by Brad Kremer, is a stunning short film. It is a bit of nostalgia for me not only visually but also olfactively – I can smell Japan in every corner of the film!
~ AKT HOUSE ~ Who:Daisuke Mimura / Malo Planning Inc. What: Single family residence Where: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo When: 2009 How: Two-story (w/basement) reinforced concrete construction Site Area: 1,076 square feet (100.0m²) Construction Area: 428 square feet (39.8m²) Total Floor Area: 1,348 square feet (125.2m²) Photographer: –
~ HOUSE WITH A TINY POOL ~ Who:Shunichiro Ninomiya and Tomoko Morodome / NRM-Architects What: Single family residence Where: Kawachinagano City, Osaka Prefecture When: 2009 How: Two-story wood frame construction Site Area: 2,629 square feet (244.23m²) Construction Area: 841 square feet (78.15m²) Total Floor Area: 1,389 square feet (129.08m²) Photographer: Eiji Tomita
~ DOUBLE-DECKER HOUSE ~ Who:Tatsuya Nagasaki / Atelier Haretoke What: Two-generation residence Where: Ota-ku, Tokyo When: November 2008 How: Two-story (w/basement) wood frame and reinforced concrete construction Site Area: 2,103 square feet (95.40m²) Construction Area: 677 square feet (62.85m²) Total Floor Area: 1,448 square feet (134.52m²) Photographer: Noriyuki Yano
This is another house designed by Atsushi and Mayumi Kawamoto. The house from outside has a minimal and simple appearance of a low-cost housing, but wait till you see the inside. The client, a young couple with three children, apparently had a modest budget to build their new home, but their imagination was as big as their surrounding environment with hills of green tea plantations, tangerine trees and rice fields.