Namba Parks In Osaka
This shopping mall is an oasis in the city where people can enjoy trees and flowers while browsing boutiques. In addition to fashionable boutiques for men and women, the mall includes an outdoor event space, a roof top garden, cinema complex and specialty stores.
Unusual Slide House In Japan
Japanese Studio LEVEL Architects has designed an unusual three-story family house quipped with a slide that connects all three floors. This fun house is wrapped with staircases and a corridor on one side, and the slide on the other side, which together form a circular route around the central area of the house
Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan
Architect Kisho Kurokawa was very innovative in his creation of the Nakagin Capsule Tower in 1972, which was the first capsule architecture design. The module was created with the intention of housing traveling businessmen that worked in central Tokyo during the week.
Transparent House In Japan
‘Bare and bold’ is a term that comes to mind, when one looks at the magnificently shocking ‘transparent house’, in Japan. The ultimate glass house there ever could be, this dwelling takes quirky and unusual to a whole new dimension altogether.
Reversible Destiny Lofts In Tokyo
This complex of apartments built in Mitaka, a suburb of Tokyo, consists of nine residential units primarily utilizing three shapes (the cube, the sphere and the tube) arranged in stacked forms.
Sunwell Muse By Takato Tamagami And Be-fun Design, Tokyo, Japan
A curving chasm slice off the corner of this showroom building in western Tokyo to create a passageway to its entrance. Completed by Japanese architects Tsutomu Hasegawa of Be-Fun Design and Takato Tamagami in 2008, the five-story-high concrete block contains galleries and a workplace for textile company Sunwell.
Grin Grin Building At Island City In Fukuoka City
Grin Grin Park is a pilot project designed by Toyo Ito. It is located in Island City, in Hakata Bay, north of Fukuoka, Kyushu, in South West Japan. In this exciting and innovative project, conceived between 2002-03 and built between 2004-05, Ito combined the site and the building design using a multidimensional walk-through experience.
Museum In Ariake, Tokyo
Makoto Sei Watanabe (born 1952) is a Japanese architect living in Tokyo. He designed such buildings as Japan’s K Museum lectured at universities around Japan, and won many awards for his designs. He is the author of The Induction Cities, published in 2002.
Japanese Kindergarten Built Around A Tree
Around 50 years ago a Zelkova tree was planted in Tachikawa, Japan and it has gone on quite a journey since then. First, it was nearly uprooted during a typhoon and turned grey and lifeless. Then it made a full recovery and become a favorite place for kids to hang out and climb. And now it’s the heart of a very special classroom for kindergarteners.
Sugamo Shinkin Bank In Kawaguchi
The site is located on the corner of major intersection, where there is a frequent movement of cars, bicycles and people. Taking this unique location as a characteristic, the facade is designed to be rhythmical that changes expression as people see from different angles.