Jun , Renowned architect Kengo Kuma built the Kids Academy Taiyogaoka Hoikuen entirely from wood Kengo Kuma, wood, kindergarten, Kids Academy Taiyogaoka Hoikuen, Ishikawa, japan, Different materials and textures, including green walls and solar panels, make up the building s skin.
Jan , In the half decade that followed, the Japanese government rebuilt the island, erecting foot concrete walls on long stretches of its coast, making it look entire neighborhoods built on higher ground and a few flourishes, like a futuristic million tsunami memorial hall featuring a stained glass panel for
Apr , Another high profile Japanese designer and Salone del Mobile regular won this year s Milano Design Award Tokujin Yoshioka s futuristic light display S.F._Senses of the Future an expansive textured wall composed of small square LED panels facing a display of LED chairs that glowed in undulating
May , Japanese firm Domino Architects has renovated an apartment in Tokyo by installing wooden partitions instead of building new walls Doors in the panels conceal additional storage space and include cut out areas for light switches and power points J House by Domino Architecture The previous dividing
Feb , This house by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, is completely lined with with pine shelves to display the owners Similarly, the pyramid shaped roof was assembled on site, from pieces of prefabricated wooden roof panel Then the red cedar panels forms exterior wall.
Mar , This thin membrane takes the place ofshojiandsudarescreens, andfusumadoors that appear in the traditional Japanese house The external walls made of two sheets of corrugated fiber reinforced plastics and the inner walls made of a nylon fabric are both mounted on wooden stud frames and sit in
Sep , A complex arrangement of overlapping wooden joists gives a twisted roof to this dental surgery in Osaka Prefecture by Japanese studio Kohki Hiranuma Architect A glazed wall with a curved edge reveals the surgery s reception, which is lined with timber to resonate with the external surfaces.
Mar , sponge table jo nagasaka design furniture tokyo japan Designed for the shop at the Design Sight museum in Tokyo, the Sponge table comes in two parts the lightweight tabletop and a set of removable wooden legs Sponge Table by Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architects in Tokyo, Japan.
Aug , Yasutaka Yoshimura has transformed a disused warehouse in Japan into a kindergarten by enveloping the existing structure in a tent like translucent membrane The tent warehouse also covers the freely folded wooden walls that forms a place like thing, the architects added We also tried to stimulate
Sep , Using only one hoop makes for a clean look, and the thicker wood has a strong, comforting feel against the lips when lifted to the mouth We also played with the cups silhouette The walls of Japanese wooden buckets ordinarily lie straight We added a slight curve at the base to create a soft feel both
Jan , Translucent cabin in Japan by Kengo Kuma for experimenting with architecture in cold climates This insulation was made using recycled plastic bottles and it allows light to pass into the house through the walls Meme Meadows Experimental House by Kengo Kuma and Associates Without relying on