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Koji Kakiuchi: A wooden shelter in Nara

02-05-2012

Koji Kakiuchi: A wooden shelter in Nara

Combining local materials with references to the Shintoist tradition, Japanese architect Koji Kakiuchi designed and built a shelter in a stand of trees in the town of Nara which blends into the landscape and becomes an integral part of it. His purpose is contemplation of the vegetation and the search for a sustainable relationship between contemporary architecture and nature.

Takehiko Nez Architects: home in Kanagawa

25-04-2012

Takehiko Nez Architects: home in Kanagawa

Takehiko Nez’s architecture is all about details: thoughtful choice of materials, a focus on order in form, respect for and relations with the landscape. In his home in Kanagawa, the landscape is not so much his inspiration as an element which is in turn “designed” as an extension of the aesthetic and descriptive solutions he uses in the interiors.

Kuma: GC Prostho Museum Research Center

11-04-2012

Kuma: GC Prostho Museum Research Center

Kengo Kuma creates a building using a system of interlocking wooden elements named Cidori after a traditional Japanese game. The design inspires the plan for the building, and the result is a unique work with a bold graphic impact: contemporary architecture brings together different arts.

Yoshichika Takagi: wooden home in Sapporo

09-06-2011

Yoshichika Takagi: wooden home in Sapporo

House k is a housing experiment by architect Yoshichika Takagi in the city of Sapporo. The architect combines the archetypical home with a pitched roof with the archetype of the village, a set of homes which share certain features, and attempts to recreate the atmosphere of harmonious proportions characteristic of small villages and hamlets in a single home.

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