Tag Yokohama, Japón

Takeshi Hosaka Architects renovates the grave of the Kamakura Yukinoshita Church

24-09-2020

Takeshi Hosaka Architects renovates the grave of the Kamakura Yukinoshita Church

In Yokohama, Japan, the renovation of the grave owned by the Kamakura Yukinoshita Church was completed this past May. Using just a few essential elements, the project completed by architect Takeshi Hosaka and his firm gave architectural form to a specific concept expressed by the clients, who described the Christian symbol of the cross as always enveloped in the light of resurrection.

Cut in Koganecho by Persimmon Hills. From sex shop to art gallery.

11-07-2017

Cut in Koganecho by Persimmon Hills. From sex shop to art gallery.

Persimmon Hills, the firm of Japanese architects Yusuke Kakinoki and Shuhei Hirooka have converted an illegal bordello in Koganecho - the red-light district in Yokohama - into an art gallery and studio as part of the local art festival, Koganecho Bazaar.

Takeshi Hosaka: Hongodai Christ Church and School, Yokohama

09-06-2015

Takeshi Hosaka: Hongodai Christ Church and School, Yokohama

A glass building such as Takeshi Hosaka’s Hongodai Christ Church School in Yokohama achieves a degree of coexistence between the natural and artificial worlds that is itself a contradiction. Takeshi Hosaka’s Hongodai Christ Church School uses architecture to propose a new way of learning.

Takeshi Hosaka: home flooded with daylight in Yokohama

13-11-2013

Takeshi Hosaka: home flooded with daylight in Yokohama

Takeshi Hosaka’s project focuses on the presence of light in architecture, through the life experience of man represented as a voyage from the light of dawn to the night. The materials used, including the plywood so often associated with contemporary Japanese design, are intended to have the effect of flooding the space with daylight. The home is all on a single level and is not penalised by the shadows of the other buildings around it.

Takeshi Hosaka: 60 m2 home made of earth in Yokohama

25-09-2013

Takeshi Hosaka: 60 m2 home made of earth in Yokohama

Takeshi Hosaka’s recent projects, such as his Yokohama house on a 60 m2 lot, demonstrate the ability of his architecture to meet people’s everyday needs, which determine the form, materials and design of the project. What is truly innovative about Hosaka’s project is that it transforms a two-level house into a three-level one, optimising use of the basement and increasing the amount of indoor space that benefits from sunlight.

Wind Tower. Yokohama. Toyo Ito. 1986

26-07-2006

Wind Tower. Yokohama. Toyo Ito. 1986

It was designed 20 years ago, but it is a highly innovative form of architecture whose formal solutions and use of technology reveal all the contemporaneity of 21st century architecture: the Wind Tower is one of Toyo Ito's best-known projects. It earned him the 1987 Edwin Guth Memorial Award of Excellence from America's Illumination Engineering Society, a prestigious acknowledgement of the strong symbolic value of this work in its urban context.

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