This Japanese kindergarten was built around a tree. The authors of the project believe that this approach will teach children to be more careful with nature. And the playground itself turned out to be comfortable and much more attractive than the usual combination of concrete and iron..
A house in the woods, designed by an architect specifically for two Japanese retirees who wanted privacy. The pool in the form of a clam shell looks especially unusual.
Another Japanese preschool, which decided to please the children – let them run through the puddles! For this purpose, rainwater is specially collected..
Ebisu East Gallery, located in Tokyo’s Shibuya area. Glass insert looks like a patch on a damaged facade.
An example of how you can use even a tiny piece of land in overpopulated Tokyo. There was even a parking space for a small car under this house of irregular futuristic shape.
Namba Parks in Osaka. In general, this is a shopping center that was built on the site of a baseball stadium in 2003. However, to compensate for the lack of greenery in the metropolis, the authors of the project allotted as many as eight terraces for an unusual recreation area. Anyone can walk through the vertical gardens with numerous cafes, not only visitors to the shopping center.
Agree that this design of the facade of the building is more suitable for a kindergarten, because it resembles a chest of drawers, each drawer of which is brightly painted in different colors. However, this is the Sugamo Shinkin Bank branch in Kawaguchi. A very important role in the design of the bank branch was played by the wooden flooring in front of the entrance and vertical landscaping.
And again an example of greening the roof and different levels of a residential building. The Japanese show that they strive to preserve nature, even in a true “stone jungle”.
Acros Fukuoka, Center for International Information and Cultural Exchange. Residents of this area of Fukuoka city opposed the construction process leading to the loss of the last green area. As a result, 100 thousand square meters of the park were placed on the southern facade of the building! Moreover, 35 thousand planted plants feel very good on such an original site and have grown noticeably.
This is not just a chapel, but a place where lovers come together. The ribbon chapel is called the most romantic in Japan, it is located in Hiroshima Prefecture. Future newlyweds go upstairs separately, along two spiral staircases, meeting on a platform with a stunning view.
The main feature of this house, where a family lives with children, are slides, which, instead of stairs, connect all three floors. The adult inhabitants of the house, as well as guests, allow themselves to go down with the breeze and pleasure..
The Nakagin Capsule Tower is located in Tokyo. Despite this ultra-modern look, it was built in 1972. The house contains 140 tiny capsule modules that are available to anyone looking for low-cost housing in a crowded city with very high real estate prices. The area of the apartments is only 9 “squares”. It is noteworthy that, if necessary, in the building, each individual capsule can be replaced.
Once again, Sugamo Shinkin Bank, which decided to set up its branches anywhere, this time in Tokyo’s Itabashi district.
As you can see, in Tokyo they solve the problem of the lack of land plots for construction in different ways. Including simply installing small apartment houses on top of each other.
Nasu Tepee House in Tochigi Prefecture. It is difficult to understand right away – whether this is a pile of triangular houses, or a single structure. The building was constructed in such a way as to blend harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. The interior is appropriate – the most environmentally friendly.