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Ultra slim, free standing staircase made of perforated steel, inside a 46 sqm family house located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects.

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all photos by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

Check out House T, in Tokyo hereHouse A, in Athens, Greece there

ECO-Cycle / Tokyo

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Japanese engineering firm Giken Seisakusho, which specializes in tidal and flood protection systems, created the Eco Cycle Anti-Seismic Underground Bicycle Park where owners can safely park their bikes in just 8 seconds. The buried cylindrical structures are only seven meters wide, but deep enough to safely store up to 200 two-wheel vehicles each.

Check out the following new video by Danny Choo from Culture Japan and a more technical video from Giken Seisakusho

Read more here Or find A Brief History Of Bike Superhighways there

You may also check out Kolelinia, a cycling system based on steel wires located high in the air here

Midnight in Tokyo #3

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Floating light shapes in the streets of Tokyo in “Night Stroll” animated short by Tao Tajima.
Links to “Midnight in Tokyo #1 & #2.
Via Be Con In Riot. Link to video.

Clothing Shop / Shuichiro Yoshida

 

 

Design proposal for the renovation of a two-story tie shop in Tokyo, by Japanese architect Shuichiro Yoshida. The concept is based on a staggered arch system to create separate areas inside the shop and lead client; basic materials: black plaster mixed with carbon.

Design / renderings cortesy of Shuichiro Yoshida

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previously: Tube hair salon in Athens

Midnight in Tokyo #2

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Tokyo Twilight Zone collection by Sato Shintaro.
Check similar post here.

House T / Hiroyuki Shinozaki

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A flexible two-story residence / atelier (75sqm), designed for a young couple by Japanese studio Hiroyuki Shinozaki. The architects created a shifted box where funcions are distributed over the various levels, allowing visual connectivity and communication throughout all storeys of the house.

 

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photos by Hiroyasu Sakaguchi and Tatsumi Terado.

Around Life is a Body We Are Part Of

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Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto created four biomorphic installations for –a Mentoring young Artists exhibition w/ guest video artist Evandro Machado, titled- “Madness is Part of Life” at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo.

The main artpiece A vida é um corpo do qual fazemos parte or LIBWPO (Life Is a Body We Are Part Of), made of synthetic strings and plastic balls consists of two parts and visitors are invited to move, sit or lay down in “Zoid aisle up and the ovule living room”.

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Neto describes his work with the following: “It is a sculpture to be experienced. We also have the idea to lift people up close to the glass building in such a way that would cause them to experience some vertigo, or at least deal with the feeling of floating in the “Sky”. The piece is a work which deals with stability – how we move, desire and fear.”

Continue reading “Around Life is a Body We Are Part Of”

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center / Kengo Kuma

The  Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, in Tokyo by architect Kengo Kuma.

photos by guen-k, via spoon  & tamago

Returning Tree / Yuri Serizawa

Directed & animated by Tokyo based motion designer  Yuri Serizawa

Music: “Stillness” – Lycoriscoris // “Amenooto” – Lycoriscoris.

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House in Meguro / Torafu Architects

Large storage furniture with built-in stairs inside a private house in Tokyo, part of -an ongoing- gut renovation project by Torafu Architects.

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Nike Pressroom

The Nike PR room, Tokyo, designed by Torafu architects.

Contact Lens by Haruka Kojin

Acrylic lenses installation by Hiroshima-born artist Haruka Kojin, from the exhibition “Architectural Environments for Tomorrow – new spatial practices in architecture and art” @ MOT, Art Museum Tokyo.

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