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TOKYO – A shop for specialist tea brand Ajiroen adds the final piece to a five-part puzzle in a city 50-km west of Tokyo.
FUJIEDA – Being considerate to the neighbours was a prerequisite for a residential commission where the client's plot was on the vacant land next to his parents.
TOYOTA – A sports clinic on the edge of a national highway isn't something that you see every day but that's exactly where recreational healthcare company Grow has set-up shop.
TOGANE – With the latest census showing a worrying decline in Japan's population, universities must adapt in order to attract international students to take up study opportunities.
TOKUSHIMA – OH Architecture Studio designs a sunshade that mediates the external environment.
OKAZAKI – Beijing-based MAD Architects has designed an organic veil wrapped around the framework of the former house beneath.
MIURA – A recent renovation in a Japanese coastal village might result in culinary superlatives.
FUNABASHI – Relying on nature, Amanemori Nursery by Japanese architects Aisaka Architects' Atelier creates a playful enviroment to inspire and challenge a new generation.
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