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Impressive Green Roofed Residence on the Japanese Coast by Ciel Rouge

By • May 12, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Franco-Japanese architectural firm Ciel Rouge has completed the Villa Ronde project, a green roofed luxury residence nestled on the Japanese coast.

The open-air circular design of the house helps protect it by deflecting the strong winds that are common in the area while providing natural ventilation and serves to cool the interior.

The Villa Ronde includes a private museum, a guest house and an indoor swimming pool.

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Montblanc House by Studio Velocity

By • May 5, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Okazaki-based practice Studio Velocity has completed the Montblanc House project in 2008.

Located in Nagoya in Japan, the three-story residence was designed for a young couple and their two young children.

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YSY House in Seto by AUAU

By • Apr 30, 2011

Nagoya-based studio AUAU has completed the YSY House project in 2010.

The 1,960 square foot residence was designed for a family of four.

The two story house is located on a small hill in Seto, Japan, and features an asymmetrical form that complements the physical conditions of the site.

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TH House, a Minimalist Contemporary Residence by Baqueratta

By • Apr 27, 2011

Yoshiyuki Moriyama from Tokyo architectural studioo Baqueratta has recently completed the TH House project.

Located in Tochigi prefecture, Japan, this white minimalist contemporary residence features several private Japanese style tiny courtyards.

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Dancing Living House by Jnichi Sampei

By • Apr 24, 2011

Dancing living house by Junichi Sampei from A.L.X. is a three-story concrete home designed for a married couple in Yokohama, Japan.

The 1,224 square foot residence combines the needs of a home with those of a dancing studio.

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House I by Yoshichika Takagi

By • Apr 17, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Japanese architectural studio Yoshichika Takagi has completed the House I located in Akita City, Japan.

Composed of a series of open and closed boxes, the 1,076 square-foot single family residence sits in the midst of a parking lot surrounded by large commercial buildings.

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Inside Out House by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

By • Apr 13, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Inside Out House is a 637 square-foot two story home located in Katsushika, one of the special wards of Tokyo, Japan.

Designed by Takeshi Hosaka Architects for a couple and two cats, “the project started based on the idea that humans and cats live in a same house, rather than cats living in a house designed for humans — and finally this idea brought out a concept: “a house inside which you feel being outside.”

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Giant Wooden Xylophone (Video)

By • Apr 9, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This amazing video ad for Sharp cellphone Touch Wood SH-08C features a wooden ball rolling down a homemade xylophone in the midst of Kyushu, Japan’s woodlands.

Kenjiro Matsuo at Invisible Designs Lab made the instrument.

“We did not add any artificial music at all,” said a rep of Drill Inc, the Japanese advertising agency that made the video (check below).

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WBE House, a Small Contemporary Home in Japan by AUAU

By • Apr 1, 2011

Nagoya-based Studio AUAU has completed the WBE House project in 2010.

This small two story residence is built on a very narrow lot in densely populated neighborhood of Kasugai, Japan.

Don’t you think this contemporary house stands apart from its neighbors?

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Villa-K in Nagano by Cell Space Architects

By • Mar 28, 2011

Cell Space Architects firm has completed the Villa-K project in 2010.

The two story residence made of concrete and steel is located in Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan.

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Concrete House in Kyoto by Atelier Boronski

By • Mar 22, 2011

Kyoto-based architecture studio Atelier Boronski has completed the T-House project in 2010.

Located in Kyoto, Japan, this 1,087 square foot three story residence was designed for a young couple sits on a small hill overlooking the former imperial capital of Japan.

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Decorated Gas Tanks in Japan

By • Mar 16, 2011

Local gas companies in Japan occasionally add a touch of character to their giant spherical gas containers that dot the landscape.

Check out the photos below.

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Japan Tsunami: Before and After

By • Mar 16, 2011

Aerial photos taken over Japan have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses.

View more on ABC News.

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House with a Slide in Japan by LEVEL Architects

By • Mar 15, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The 1,762 square-foot Nakameguro home designed by Japanese Studio LEVEL Architects is located in Meguro-ku, one of the municipalities of Tokyo, Japan.

The three story residence is equipped with a slide integrated into it that connects all three floors.

A staircase wraps around one side of the rectangular house and the slide encircles the other, giving the residents the option to descend by the stairs or by slide.

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Modern Black Home in Japan

By • Mar 12, 2011

The Lift residence is a single family home located in the residential district of downtown Sendai, Japan.

Designed by Architectural studio Apollo Architects and Associates to accommodate a couple and their three children, this 1,334 square-foot all black house features an impressive cantilevered structure.

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Buzen Fukuoka House by Suppose Design Office

By • Feb 11, 2011

Japanese architecture firm Suppose Design Office have completed in late 2009 the Buzen Fukkuoka House.

This 1,400 square foot modern residence is made of several separate structures all connected under a glazed roof.

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Ultramodern Shell Residence by ARTechnic Architects

By • Jan 26, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This spectacular house called Shell Villa is located in Kitasaku, a district of Nagano in Japan.

Designed by Japanese firm ARTechnic Architects, this house (3,500 sq ft) is unique in its style.

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