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.
photos by Hiroyasu Sakaguchi and Tatsumi Terado.
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”.
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.”
The Nike PR room, Tokyo, designed by Torafu architects.
“Numabookcat” is the second installation of the mobile bookshop by numabooks, on display at NADiff window gallery in Ebisu, Tokyo. You may remember the numabook shop concept from the first bookshop installation “Numabookface” by Nam collective (aka designer Takayuki Nakazawa and photographer Hiroshi Manaka) where: ” the paperbacks are for sale but it is not the customer who chooses which to purchase. numabooks will select the perfect books for each customer, from the answer he/she gave us, for the question “tell us about yourself”
The texturized city block exterior of ”Urban Interiorites” a restaurant/ urban club located at the Harajuku area of Tokyo. Designed as a student project at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, the cutting-edge façade and interiors for Urban Interiorites were conceptualized and realized by the school’s professor Ali Rahim, his partner Tiffany Dahien, and Virginia Melnyk.
see the interior here
The SN. House by Japanese atelierA5 is located on a narrow side street in a dense residential area in Tokyo. By enclosing the borders of the plot with perforated metal sheets the architects turned the otherwise unusable left-over space between the outside walls and the site boundary into entrance hall and service corridors on the ground floor and outdoor extension for the first floor living room. The metallic enclosure offers privacy but also filtered sunlight, wind and views. The rest of the floors are invested with different materials and are set back to adhere to local regulations create terraces for each level. Clever solution, isn’t it?
These hairstyles are strictly forbidden on the tube, in caving, in mining, and in certain theatres. They are amazingly suitable for parachuting, oriental dancing, drinking soft drinks with a straw,surprise parties and fashion shows. Created by Peter Gray and Masa Honda for the Asia Beauty Expo 2010 in Tokyo.
(read Peter Gray’s interview here)