A ROOM IN MARUYAMACHO
& collect
A renovation project of a room in a 30-year old apartment building in the Maruyama-cho area in Shibuya, Tokyo. This sordid district is known for its ‘love hotel’ industry, a type of short-stay hotel for couples. From the existing interior space of the room, we selected certain elements to keep such as the outlet plate, ceiling and windows to connect the room to its surrounding scenery in alternative ways. We also strove here to radically transform the space without changing the structure and the basic layout of the interior space.

Architect Jo Nagasaka was born in Osaka. After graduating from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts of Tokyo University of the Arts, he established “Schemata Architects” in 1998. In 2007, he started “HAPPA” sharing a gallery, shop and other facilities. Among his works are “Sayama Flat”, “63.02°”, “PACO”, “House in Okusawa”, “Aesop Aoyama/Ginza”, “MR_DESIGN OFFICE”, “LLOVE”, “HANARE”, “Today’s Special Jiyugaoka/Hikarie” and “Hue plus”.
share A ROOM IN MARUYAMACHO
penccil.com/gallery.php?show=9943
  Inspirations.  
Calatrava : Sculptures
Two Imaginations
Synecdoche [IV]
PIXelated Cube
CAMOUFLAGE ARCHITECTURE
Street Life Tokyo
The Venice Pavillon
Collaborative City Planning
Structures
Dreaming of Skyscrapers
Alessandro Mendini 1931-2019
Terror Architecture -18th Century Prisons
Kunio Makaewa
Digital Biology
Future City - Fashion, Food, Transport
Architecture
The loft bar
Mechanical Suprematist
Immersive sketch
Charles Tassin
penccil: This was 2017
serpentine 2017
BS1
BKM/Barozzi/Veiga
Fallingwater
Green Architecture…. Is it blessing or curse!!
Library
Lattice
Kenzo Tange
Organic Public
Design for Disaster
Shared Space
A Flat Named Desire
Food Architecture
Franz De Lacroix
Sky Walk
Akiko Masunaga
Pillars
Scum Pixel
Microscopes of utopia
also:
Carlo Scarpa: Sketch and Work
Peter Zumthor: Thinking Architecture
The Bauhaus Revolution
In Infinity
Struth: Nature & Politics
In Orbit
Tom Ngo
Future Architecture
Superstudio, Superproduction, Superconsumption
Heartbeat, Heartseat
Swarm fabrication: Kokkugia / Roland Snooks
Spatial Clusters
Une Cité Industrielle by Tony Garnier
Liqen
HOKUSAI X MANGA
The Glass House
Julius Shulman: Visual Drama
Bird´s Nest
Toshio Onda
Eimi Kuroda 黒田 エイミ
BASILE ARTECO "Ferro/D" design Enzo Mari
BASILE ARTECO "Ferro/A" design Enzo Mari
BASILE ARTECO "Monoblocco/L" design Donata Paruccini
Mimicry and Makeshift
Colliding Worlds
Jean-Jaques Lequeu
Amor Vacui
Archispecture
Luigi Colani
Carreaux
Small Buildings
Blast
Bring the outside in: The houses of Joseph Eichler
Harrison and Abramovitz
Man. Kiki. Lee.
Bubble
Trees in Winter
Manufactured Landscapes
Woman. Black. White.
Observatoires
Pierre Besson
Weaving spaces
101 x 101
Mass, space, plane and line
The Bride Stripped Bare
Serge Mouille
Pascal Häusermann
The contemporary condition
Merzbau
私たちは Continuous Design