NOV

Muji: Getting the most out of a tiny plot

All photos: Muji

All photos: Muji

The Japanese Muji design label enjoys success with its minimalist products all over the world. Now the first  Muji prefab house has been completed in Tokyo.

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Niu house by YYAA

 

Front of house.

Photos: Yohei Sasakura.

YYAA the Japanese architects responsible for the design of the Niu house applied a simple logic to its organisation of space based on two categories of usage: those with “free use” such as living spaces which are manifest as a white volume, and those with specific functions such as the bathrooms, bedrooms and a sound proof studio. These areas are manifest as a black volume.

The two volumes were then placed on the site with black volume nearest the road and the white volume set back from it. Where the volumes meet a small courtyard is created to provide light and air to the centre of the building. Read more

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NOV

Niizeki Studio’s ATM building

ATM building designed by Niizeki Studio. Photo: Niizeki Studio

ATM building designed by Niizeki Studio. Photo: Niizeki Studio

The ATM building by Niizeki Studio is designed as a black box, cantilevered and opened to one side only to focus on the panoramic view below. Read more

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NOV

Be-Fun Design: Cycling House

Cycling House designed by Be-Fun Design. Photo: Masaya Yoshimura

Cycling House designed by Be-Fun Design. Photo: Masaya Yoshimura

The Cycling House by Be-Fun Design makes a tight bend to make room for entrances to eight apartment units.

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NOV

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata

The Complex House designed by Tomohiro Hata. Photo: Toshiyuki Yano.

The Complex House designed by Tomohiro Hata. Photo: Toshiyuki Yano.

Tomohiro Hata designed one complex house with five roofs to fit as many rooms as possible.

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