Renzo Piano’s Kansai airport has a mile-long high-tech terminal

Next in our high-tech architecture series is Renzo Piano‘s Kansai International Airport, which was built on an artificial island in Osaka Bay. The high-tech architecture movement, of which the Italian architect Piano was a key proponent, was defined by buildings that utilised the latest developments in technology and industrial design. Japan‘s Kansai International Airport, with its asymmetrical clear-span […]

Plywood furniture “islands” are used to customise public housing in Japan

A multifunctional furniture unit made up of raised plywood floors and pegboard walls allows residents in this public-housing complex in Osaka to customise their apartments. Nmstudio Architects were invited to create four apartment prototypes for the renovation of a Danchi (a public-housing complex) in Senri, Osaka. The 14-storey building was originally constructed in 1979 and […]

Arced concrete walls invite visitors into House in Konohana

FujiwaraMuro Architects has built a house in Osaka, Japan, which is separated from the street by two curved concrete walls. FujiwaraMuro Architects designed the three-bedroom family house in Osaka‘s Konohana ward, to allow for outdoor parking in front of the house. The studio created a pair of curved concrete walls that define two areas for cars to park while […]

Geneto raises skinny house in Japan above pentagonal garage hole

Japanese architects Geneto has hollowed out a geometric void in the base of a four-metre-wide house in Osaka that doubles as a garage and communal space. YMT House, designed by Kyoto-based architecture and design studio Geneto, is raised above the ground to create free space beneath. The skinny house is on a narrow site surrounded […]

House in Hokusetsu by Tato Architects is designed as a labyrinth

A geometric pattern of square-shaped rooms connected by rhombus-shaped circulation areas forms House in Hokusetsu, Osaka, by Japanese firm Tato Architects. Tato Archiects, led by architect Yo Shimada, designed the house for a family who wanted an interesting and dynamic home that makes it easier to spend time together. Rather than sticking to a regular orthogonal […]

House in Toyonaka embeds windows in gaps between monolithic grey boxes

Japanese studio FujiwaraMuro Architects designed House in Toyonaka, Osaka, as a series of offset boxes with gaps between them that allow light and air to enter the house, while maintaining the occupants’ privacy. FujiwaraMuro Architects, founded by architects Shintaro Fujiwara and Yoshio Muro in 2002,  created the Japanese house as a direct response to its urbanised site […]

UFC 240 Fight Live Reddit