ARTechnic – One of Japan’s leading architectural firms

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Written by José Pereira

Architecture improves the quality of life and the environment through innovation and design excellence – at least that’s ARTechnic motto, and rightfully so.

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ARTechnic is a Japan-based architectural firm founded by Kotaro Ide. Mr. Kotaro graduated from Musashino Art University in 1989 and worked at Ken Yokogawa Architects & Associates Inc, founding ARTechnic later that year, in 1994.

Artechnic has a strong belief in the ability of architecture to enrich daily life. The studio has extensive experience in residential and commercial design and development through to interior and furniture design.

Alongside Mr. Kotaro there are two more members of the team – Ruri Mitsuyasu, Assistant architect – and Manami Kawamura, a Metal Work Designer.

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Together they are a creative studio with passion, drive and focus on innovation based on clients neds, the environment and social requirements.

Among their incredible projects are some famous works such as the Shell Villa, The Yno and the Breeze buildings.

Shell Villa

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A large shell shaped structure finds itself in the middle of the woods. It is hard to determine what exactly the structure is, and unlike the surrounding caves and rocks, it clearly is not a part of nature – nor is it a ruin. A frame, a shape, made at a completely different place for a completely different purpose. Within this shell shaped structure will one find floors constructed, wall separating spaces, and rooms furnished. The scenery conjures a SF film-like image, in which locals inhabit over an abandoned spacecraft. With time, trees start to grow encircling the spacecraft, harmonizing it into the landscape.

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The saying goes “a picture is worth more than a thousand words”, so browse the pictures below to see some of their best projects and designs.

Breeze

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KBY

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SRK

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Rosie

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