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
ATM building designed by Niizeki Studio. Photo: Niizeki Studio
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Cycling House designed by Be-Fun Design. Photo: Masaya Yoshimura
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The Complex House designed by Tomohiro Hata. Photo: Toshiyuki Yano.
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Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa designed by Ryue Nishizawa. Photo: Daici Ano and Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa
Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa designed by Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA just opened to the public. Read more