House Vision

Japanese artist Kenya Hara of the Tokyo-based HARA Design Institute brings together 12 teams of individual architects with companies such as Airbnb, Panasonic, and Toyota, for an exhibition that examines what's next for residential architecture in Japan. House Vision 2 runs from July 30 to August 28 in Tokyo.

In its second rendition—the first was held in 2013—House Vision 2 explores what potential outcomes from collaboration between residential architects and players from other industries might look like. Hara considers the house the “intersection between industries,” and asked participants to address the typology's future with this year's theme, "Co-dividiual: Split and Connect/Separate and Come Together."

The month-long event intends to push the boundaries of home design in multiple arenas, including energy, communication, mobility, the relationship between urban and rural, and the preservation of tradition in a modern society.

Follow the links below to see more images and information for each House Vision 2 proposal in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery:


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Checkerboard Water Garden, Kengo Kuma & Associates with Sumitomo Forestry and Seijun Nishihata

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Inside-Out/Furniture-Room, Jun Igarashi Architects, Taiji Fujimori Atelier with YKK and Toto

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Hiragana-no Spiral House, Yuko Ngayama & Associates with Panasonic

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Yoshino-sugi Cedar House, Go Hasegawa and Associates with Airbnb

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Open House with Condensed Core, Shigeru Ban Architects with LIXIL

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Rental Space Tower, Sou FujiRoto Architects with Daito Trust Construction

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Reiryo Kohiten—Sen, Go Hasegawa and Associates with AGF

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Grand Third Living Room, Kengo Kuma & Associates with Toyota

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Tanada Terrace Office, Atelier Bow-Wow with Muji

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One Family Under a Wireless Roof, HARA Design Institute with CCC