Fukuoka Starbucks

Posted by Jonas on March 31st, 2012. Filters:

I’ve recently (actually about a year ago) been blessed by the presence of Starbucks in my city. Although since it’s just a boring hole somewhere inside the central station, I’m never there, the local funky stuff is much better (hipster style!). But when I see things like this, beautiful interior design inside a horrible exterior, […]

Read more ➟

River Side House in Suginami, Tokyo by Mizuishi Architect Atelier

Posted by Jonas on October 13th, 2011. Filters:

Architecture in Japan, or more specifically cities where there’s very little room for buildings, forces architects to come up with creative solutions. This house in Suginami, Tokyo, designed by Mizuishi Architect Atelier is just one of many great examples of that. The building is just 29.07 square meters but with it’s 2.5 floors, the total floor […]

Read more ➟

The Cat-friendly House by Asahi Kasei

Posted by Jonas on January 24th, 2011. Filters:

Asahi Kasei has come up with a genius idea for people who love cats, a specially designed house where both people and cats can live together in complete harmony. The house which has a very modern design includes hybrid cat/man toilets, shelves that work as stairs for cats, cat doors, an outdoor area and various […]

Read more ➟

House H, Tokyo by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Posted by Jonas on November 18th, 2009. Filters:

The Japanese architects continue to impress me, you might have seen the Fukuyama Dentist Clinic before, and maybe the Sosushi Sushi Bar in Turin (by Italian architects though), this time it’s a house named “House H” by Sou Fujimoto Architects. Via CubeMe: Fujimoto seized the opportunity to extend his research into the potential of primitive […]

Read more ➟

Sosushi in Turin

Posted by Jonas on October 21st, 2009. Filters:

Well designed sushi bars, and stores in general are pretty rare in my neck of the woods. I only know of one sushi bar here that has a more modern look, all the other ones seem to be aiming for the traditional looking but westernized design. Of course that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but […]

Read more ➟

Fukuyama Dentist Clinic

If you’ve kept yourself up to date in the Japan blogosphere lately you probably know of Akiba:F, a futuristic otaku blood donation facility in Akihabara, Tokyo. Photo by Steven Nagata via Danny Choo: Akiba:F Akiba:F is a really cool facility and this is what all of these sort of organizations should aim for, make the visit […]

Read more ➟

House in Minamibōsō, Chiba

This house is not new, actually is was designed between 2004.08-2006.05, and was constructed 2006.06-2007.02. But even if it’s an old design I felt like writing about it, cause it’s one of my favorite designs. It was designed by Susumu Kiyoshi from Kiyonobu Nakagame Architects and Associates. I love modern design, especially when it comes […]

Read more ➟