Sowa Unit is a new project from architect Kensuke Watanabe, in the form of a rehabilitation center for mental illnesses located in Tokyo. The complex is made up of six connected two-storey concrete sections. Dezeen features a gallery of photos, as well as an explanation of the project from Watanabe.
Back in October was saw renderings of the Hoto Fudo complex — designed by Takeshi Hosaka Architects — and now we get to see what the completed structure looks like, courtesy of Designboom.
Another beautiful living space to drool over, this time Katsufumi Kubota‘s MA House, located in the city of Matsuyama. One thing I’m always curious about though — how do these spaces look after people have actually lived in them? Via MoCo Loco.
Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects designs this beautiful chapel, part of a hotel located near the top of Mt. Hiromine, not far from Himeji.
If you like stark white interiors, I don’t think you can get much better than Hideyuki Nakayma Architecture‘s O House, located in Kyoto — see more of the interior in this post over at Designboom.
For the Hakone Open-Air Museum, Tezuka Architects created the “Woods of Net,” a permanent pavilion for net artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam — ArchDaily posts a few photos of the installation. Via Dezain.net.
Designboom takes a look at the Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects‘ “Bamboo Forest and Huts with Water” installation, presented earlier this year as part of the “Aqua Metropolis” event in Osaka.
BAKOKO‘s Alastair Townsend has a post up about a great project from Tokyo Geijitsu Daigaku students, “a set of three exquisite installations they built in the Ueno neighborhood around their university.” Pictured above, “reclaimed soji screens frame a reconfigurable space for events.”
Beautiful new gallery in the city of Kyotanabe (near Kyoto) called Tanada Piece Gallery, featuring a rice field-inspired interior by Japanese architecture studio Geneto.
As factories go, you have to hand it to Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects, the Kobe Portisland factory (above) is a rather nice one — Designboom posts more images.