Akihisa Hirata

Art Museum & Library . Ota

Akihisa Hirata . Art Museum & Library . Ota  (3)

Akihisa Hirata . photos: © Daici Ano . + archdaily

It is a cultural exchange facility built in front of Ota station in Gunma prefecture. Ota City has a population of about 220,000 people, and the number of users of the station exceeds 10,000 people in a day. But few people walk in front of the station, shopping streets are quiet. To pioneer breakthroughs for such a situation prevailing throughout Japan, it is the purpose of construction to bring life back in front of Ota Station. Continue reading Akihisa Hirata


Akihisa Hirata

Tree-ness House . Tokio

Akihisa Hirata . Tree-ness House . Toshima (3)

Akihisa Hirata . photos: © Vincent Hecht . + archdaily

This project is a complex building of houses and galleries built in Tokyo, Toshimaku. One tree is organicallyz integrated with a combination of parts having different characteristics, such as a trunk, a branch, and a leaf. As with the tree, we tried to create an organic architecture that could be formed by a hierarchical combination of different parts such as plants/pleats (as openings) / concrete boxes. Continue reading Akihisa Hirata


Akihisa Hirata

Ochoquebradas House . Los Vilos

Akihisa Hirata . Ochoalcubo

The third stage of Ochoalcubo, led by Japanese architects will develop along 800 meters of coastline, occupying the cliffs, bays and rock formations of a place known as Ochoquebradas. The architects received instructions to follow guidelines that include the directive to use concrete as a primary material (over a surface area of 250 m2 per each house). The dialogue between the individual projects is most important, considering the harmony of the whole and the relationship Ochoquebradas geographic attributes. Continue reading Akihisa Hirata