Sick of the plain brick apartment block you’re living in? Move to Japan! Located in Nagoya, the Okazaki Building, as it’s called stands as a ‘bold, beacon of colour,’ bringing vibrancy to a neighborhood trapped in dreary greys. This building was designed by Ciel Rouge Creation, an architectural firm based in Tokyo, Paris and Marseille.
In general, the Japanese are a pretty healthy people. But besides eating healthy, some Japanese intertwine exercise with architecture. These five Japanese houses are designed to make exercise unavoidable for their inhabitants. One house has a built-in rock climbing wall, another features a mini-golf course, and another house has floor-to-ceiling sliding poles and undulating concrete floors. If you’re ever a guest in one of these houses, be prepared to break a sweat.
Alain Demarquette is just amazing. His ideas about lines and shapes are totally what I love and he’s addicted to Berlin and Japanese contemporary architecture. His view is a long-term point of view: how people will interact with our XX and XXI century creations?