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NewsNews • 21 Oct 2021

OMA reveals internal Tenjin Business Center activities with excavated atrium

Office buildings are typically quite sober and withdrawn from the public. This introverted typology hides its best assets, atriums and lobbies, behind a formal opaque screen. OMA’s approach excavates the facade to reveal the internal activities and draw the public in. Tomoyuki Kusunose The pixelated facade shapes a six-story atrium. The pixelation is an attempt by the architects to break the 90 meters high tower down to a human scale. The carved corner increases the inside-outside visual connection. Tomoyuki Kusunose Local Japanese developer Fukuoka Jisho commissioned OMA to design a freestanding housing block in Japan’s seventh biggest city Fukuoka. A Fukuoka native, OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, shaped the program... More

Project • By MIKAMI ArchitectsLibraries

Librio Yukuhashi Library

It is a complex facility centered on a library located in Yukuhashi City, Fukuoka Prefecture. When building public architecture, especially in a  rural region, we believe that the utmost importance is to create a building that is only possible there. By drawing upon the historical context of an area, we want to create meaning  of the architecture to situate in the area.    A Town Called Yukuhashi [行橋] Yukuhashi City, in Fukuoka Prefecture, is located about 25 kilometers South-Southeast of Kitakyūshū City. It is a central city of the Keichiku Region with a population of roughly 70,000 people and, in recent years, has become a commuter town for those working in Kitakyūshū City. The name “Yukuhashi” comes fr... More

Project • By TAPO Tomioka Architectural Planning OfficePrivate Houses

Villa in Raizan

It is a villa built on the plateau which overlooks Genkai sea, the middle of Mt. Raizan, which is at the prefectural border between Fukuoka and Saga.It is a building characterized by a gabled tiled roof with continuous top lights that draw a gentle arc of about 40 m in length according to the shape of the elongated site.Because of the view from the room and the high level of front road connection, the building has a pilotis-style structure, and all the rooms are arranged facing the spacious and deep viewing balcony.Open the entrance door and go down the entrance space while looking at the courtyard where the cherry blossom trees are planted, and the continuous roof frame of the tension rod will be led to the distinctive gallery. The gallery... More