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Zen Buddhist temple by Waro KISHI
Feb29

Zen Buddhist temple by Waro KISHI

Zen Lounge….. A contemporary space in a Zen Buddhist temple, with commentary by the architect, Waro KISHI On occasions in which this Zen temple was to host very important ceremonies, the room was designed to be a waiting room for guests from the head temple during the ceremony and to be a study for the chief priest afterwards. The client's wish was to turn the attic space, which is located on the top story of the reinforced...

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Japanese Traditional Architecture

TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE From a 1994 Conversation with RAYMOND HEGE, A.I.A.   Steve Beimel: Ray, you seem to be taken by traditional Japanese architecture more than almost anyone I've ever met. How did that interest develop? Ray Hege: I have always been very much moved when in a traditional Japanese space. There is a simplicity and almost an austerity in classical Japanese architecture that I find really fascinating and...

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Best Kindergarten
Apr23

Best Kindergarten

Best Kindergarten 9-minute video Takaharu Tezuka shows us how architecture has defined an amazing Japanese...

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Scape house

Architect Kouichi Kimura designed this house, located in a tiered-developed residential area on the side of a hill, with panoramic views of Lake Biwa in the distance.  The customer requested that the view be fully utilized and that the space be opened while maintaining maximum privacy from the outside. In this project, windows provide versatile spaces that incorporate light and scenery. The view of scenery is greatly affected by the...

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Optical Glass House

Architect Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Company………..   This house is sited among tall buildings in downtown Hiroshima, overlooking a street with many passing cars and trams. To obtain privacy and tranquility in these surroundings, we placed a garden and optical glass façade on the street side of the house.   The garden is visible from all rooms, and the serene soundless scenery of the passing cars and trams imparts...

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Kengo Kuma
Mar14

Kengo Kuma

7-minute video interviiew with Kengo Kuma by Architectural Digest.  Currently at the top of his field in Japan, Kuma has expanded his practice and has gained considerable acclaim internationally. 7

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