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While eyewear brands continue to open roadside stores, this store was planned as a new model rooted in the community. The site faces the main road along the shores of Lake Biwa, giving it an overwhelming sense of scale, and is located in a corner of the parking lot of a large commercial facility.
Project name
JINS Hikone Store
Architecture firm
Tadashi Hirai Design Studio
Location
Shiga, Japan
Photography
Daichi Ano
SAKO Architects: Located just a three-minute walk from a subway station in a commercial area dense with mid-to-high-rise buildings, this residential complex is built. The standardized apartment layouts in the real estate market are repeatedly used regardless of the surrounding environment. As a result, in places where it is difficult to secure priv...
Project name
MONOCHROME in Fukuoka
Architecture firm
SAKO Architects
Location
Fukuoka, Japan
Photography
Yousuke Harigane
Jima House represents a paradigm shift in contemporary architectural discourse, marrying advanced design principles with a profound respect for the natural environment. Situated atop the rugged cliffs of Iwo Jima, this conceptual residence embodies the ethos of organic architecture, redefining spatial relationships and materiality.
Project name
Jima House
Architecture firm
Monika Pancheva
Location
Iwo Jima, Japan
Tools used
Midjourney AI, Adobe Photoshop, Lumion
The proposal for the Pavilion of Portugal for Expo 2025 Osaka is inspired by the deep seabed, whose topographic heterogeneity hosts a tremendous wealth of biodiversity.
Project name
Portuguese Pavilion for Osaka 2025
Architecture firm
Unemori Architects, Atelier Sergio Rebelo
Location
Osaka, Japan
This condominium is set to be constructed facing the Honmyo River, a first-class river and waterside space. Across the river lies Isahaya Park, home to the Megane Bridge, an important cultural property. Nearby, the Keigan Temple, established in 1605, indicates the region's rich historical context.
Project name
HORIZONS in Nagasaki
Architecture firm
SAKO Architects
Location
Nagasaki, Japan
Photography
Yousuke Harigane
The site is a 3-minute walk from the subway station, and the front 5.5-meter road connects to the main street. The multi- tenant building is inserted into a row of residential buildings.
Project name
LATTICE in Fukuoka
Architecture firm
SAKO Architects
Location
Fukuoka, Japan
Photography
Yousuke Harigane
Experience a whimsical retreat amidst nature's embrace at the Glass Capsule Hotel nestled in the heart of Daigoji Forest, Japan—a vibrant haven that merges playful design with the tranquility of the forest. The transparent capsules, like jewels in the woods, offer an immersive stay surrounded by the serene beauty of nature.
Project name
Peaceful Point
Architecture firm
Green Clay Architecture
Location
Daigoji Forest, Japan
Tools used
Midjourney AI, Adobe Photoshop
Zen Villa is a stunning example of modern and minimal architecture at its finest. Inspired by the beauty of concrete, this villa boasts a sleek and minimalist design that is both striking and inviting.
Project name
The Zen Villa
Architecture firm
Rabani Design
Location
Japan
Tools used
Midjourney AI, Adobe Photoshop