Vertical Omotesando By Wai Think Tank

Wai Think Tank designed this proposal for the Fashion Museum Competition in Omotesando Street in Tokyo, Japan. The challenge consisted in designing a 100 meters high tower-museum, containing exhibition areas of 20th century fashion history and becoming a landmark for Tokyo.

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Tokyo Reflections // Japan // Cheungvogl

Tokyo Reflections is an experiment that aspires to transform Tokyo station underground platforms to become a dynamic public place rather than a thoroughfare. It explores tangible interactive opportunities – with others or ourselves. It understands the mindless minds while waiting for the next train. Just waiting for time to pass. It dreams of small changes to fill the emptiness of thoughts with reflections.

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The experiment challenges the everyday sameness. It explores new expansions, new possibilities, new freshness to allow ‘moments’ to happen naturally. This architectural intervention is an art installation acting as a catalyst that binds random people, random minds and random reflections, drawing random hopes into ‘moments’ of dreams.

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Two Identical Houses In Tokyo By Cheungvogl

Hong Kong architects Cheungvogl have designed two identical houses to be built side by side in Tokyo, Japan.

Each house will have a long, thin courtyard planted with a single tree.

Both buildings have smaller structures with pitched roofs perched on top. They are made of rough concrete and aged timber.

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Meguro Office Space // Tokyo // Japan // Nendo

Here’s another project by Japanese designers Nendo. This time an office space near the Meguro river in Tokyo, which they divided by creating walls with cut-outs that almost reach the floor.

The walls are meant to evoke waves or cloth sagging to the ground.

Employees move between various working areas by stepping over the lowest points of the partitions.

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Traditional Tree House Design

This is a project by Terunobu Fujimori photographed by Edmund Sumner: Takasugi-an (‘a tea house [built] too high.’), a tea house in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

The tea house is built atop two chestnut trees, cut from a nearby mountain and transported to the site, and is accessible only by free-standing ladders propped against one of the trees.

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Salon O // Oita // Japan // Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

‘It is a hairsalon built in the suburbs. A mountain type design code is repeated from facade and an opening to interior design. This brings the visual effect as an icon to construction. ‘Paper-cutting’ will be a motif if it says. It seems to assemble space while connecting the paper which clipped out a chevron figure. A repetition of the same figure produces the delicate deviation from the every day required of a hair salon. And it gives the whole building fictiveness.’

More pictures: www.shio-atl.com.

‘Aphalt Spot’ By R&Sie

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‘Asphalt Spot’ is a combination of a parking lot for 20 cars, a 300 m2 exhibition room and public facilities near Tokamashi in Japan. Designed by R&Sie.

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Jimbocho Theater // Tokyo // Japan // Nikken Sekkei

This building is another theater that was built on only about 300 sqm ground. The theatre contains 100 seats, a 126-seat rehearsal and a showroom which measures 300 sqm.

For more pictures visit: www.gotarch.com.