The thing about sci-fi-esque House 01 — a project designed by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects — that surprises me the most is that it’s currently under construction. See this post over at Designboom for more details.
Another fine Japanese home — yes, yet another — to gently drool over, this time “A Mathematician’s House” (named after the owner, maybe) in Hiroshima. It was designed by Tetsuya Nakazono. Via Dezain.net.
0300TV has another great video tour up, this time covering the SANAA-designed 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. Via Dezain.net.
I have to say I’m quite a fan of these secret gardens you hear about, located on Tokyo rooftops. The one pictured above is not in Tokyo, but rather in Isezaki (Gunma prefecture), and was designed by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects. I’ve been told that KDa‘s Astrid Klein has one of her own.
0300TV has put together a rather nice video of the Sia Aoyama Building, designed by Jun Aoki. Via Dezain.net.
I have to say I quite like the openness and blockiness of Kazujuki Okamura‘s Ishizuchi House — there are more photos here, where you can better see that various parts of the home. Via MoCo Loco.
Minkus Architects Tokyo have renovated an apartment in Tokyo, with the main feature being the use of curtains throughout the space, doubling (or replacing) walls. Dezeen posts more on the project.
Excite Japan has a piece up (in Japanese) that covers a new office/apartment building called The Soho, designed by the king of Tokyo retail space design, Masamichi Katayama (Wonderwall) — the article is photo-heavy. Via Dezain.net.
TABlog posts a nice photo report from the opening of Kengo Kuma’s “Studies in Organic” exhibition at Gallery MA. The show runs until December 19.
For next month’s Design Miami, Atelier Bow-Wow is designing the exhibition space — in the form of a house — for Dutch design brand Droog. Via Dezeen.