Re-defining the future of living: House Vision 2016

Shigeru Ban: Connecting nature and human through natural disaster (2)

Shigeru Ban: Connecting nature and human through natural disaster

“Great Transformation of Architecture”: Toyo Ito and Sustainable Architecture

Ito questions modern architecture, especially public infrastructure, which heavily relies on placing something big, hard and sturdy in-between nature and humans. Modern architecture and infrastructure attempts to draw explicit/irreversible boundaries between nature and humans, and that’s how they block the threats of nature from invading humans’ world.

Zero perspectives in “Small Architecture” by Kengo Kuma

Kuma’s book, “Small Architecture,” is full of inspiration that questions the myth of modern architecture, which has become excessively big, hard and alienating. He advocates small architecture as an alternative, due to its boundless potential.

Tanada Terrace Office: MUJI x Atelier Bow-Wow House Vision 2016

MUJI’s Tanada Terrace Office was developed as an extended office installed in a rural area in order to explore a flexible and organic relationship between urban workers and rural farmers. MUJI employees would work at Tanada Office installed in the outskirt of Tokyo when local farmers need extra hands. Thanks to the technology, we only need a PC and wi-fi connection to perform work.

Grand Third Living: Kengo Kuma x Toyota House Vision 2016

At House Vision, Toyota and architect Kengo Kuma focuses on the mobility of cars. Toyota’s plug-in hybrid Prius is equipped with solar panels and has quite a substantial battery storage. It’s a mobile energy generator.

Rental Space Tower by Sou Fujimoto: House Vision 2016

Architect Sou Fujimoto is a master of “ambiguity.” With Rental Space Tower, he maximizes the joy of sharing by blurring the boundaries of private ownership.

Woodgrain House: House Vision 2016

Find new potential of state-of-the-art printing technology in architecture and living environment, reviving hard-to-obtain natural wood in a unique way.

Hiragana-No Spiral House: Yuko Nagayama x Panasonic

This summarizes the major aspect of what modern architecture has been attempting to achieve: stability and security. “But I am increasingly fascinated by a house made of straw,” says architect Yuko Nagayama, who designed HIRAGANA-NO SPIRAL HOUSE, with Panasonic.