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Architecture Cafes

Conceptual Cafe

This could have been a very interesting cafe project, if completed.

In 2008 Japanese architect Hiroki Tanabe developed a small café house of 62 sqm — a two-story complex which has an elongated U shape. On the first floor there is a kitchen and the café doubling as living room. The second floor houses a bedroom and bathroom.

See a gallery of photos over at Designboom.

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Architecture

I Remember You

Science, metaphysicism, and architecture meet in Atelier Norisada Maeda‘s “I Remember You” home. More at Spoon & Tamago.

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Architecture Photography

House H

Even more than today’s HG House — yes, I know it’s confusing — I really dig Sou Fujimoto’s House H, especially the interior — it has an M.C. Escher meets Muji feel to it. Photographer Iwan Baan has a gallery of 40+ photos from the house. Via Designboom.

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Architecture

HG House

Is it just me or does pretty much every architectural project that appears on Designboom and Dezeen — especially homes — come from Japan? Here’s another one, this time the HG House by Atelier Tekuto, which fulfills the client’s request of “living in the garage.”

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Architecture Events

Kazuyo Sejima to Direct Venice Biennale

Great newsbit of the day: SANAA‘s Kazuyo Sejima has been announced as the director of next year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. She is the first woman to occupy the post.

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Architecture

Insidehouse & Outsidehouse

I love all the open areas in Takeshi Hosaka Architects‘ Insidehouse & Outsidehouse — Designboom posts photos of the interior.

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Architecture

Urban Airgap

It may just be a proposal, but Suppose Design Office‘s “Urban Airgap” design for a competition in Greece looks pretty damn amazing. It would be to revitalize a rundown area of Athens.

In their research, Suppose Design Office noted that the existing building designs in the Kerameikos-Metaxourgeio area did not allow for a window opening into the adjacent property.

“Urban Airgap” aimed to create as many openings — airgaps — on each site. This was achieved by building central core towers, containing a stairwell, to which the residential units are cantilevered from the cores and which form a sandwich that encloses the main social communal zone.

There’s much more to see in this Designboom post.

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Architecture Design Events

Dezeen Stumbles on KDa Show

Although it’s great that Dezeen has decided to cover KDa‘s Gallery MA show by posting a collection of photos, they really do need to get their facts straight — the exhibition is not “on show,” it was held earlier this year from April to June.

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Architecture

Rokushomaki House

Built back in 2006, I’m liking the tower-like Rokushomaki House, designed by Masuda Atelier and located up in Saitama. Via MoCo Loco.

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Architecture Design Events

Crystal Delight

If you have the chance, come celebrate Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein‘s 20 years in Japan at SuperDeluxe tonight (November 1, 18:00-22:00, free entrance). For this one night, the 20 Crystal Collection — models of their works encased in crystals — that was first shown earlier this year during their Gallery MA show will be on display.