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Tokyo-based Architects Design House That Can Be Shrunk In Size-3

This Tokyo-based family owns a house that can shrink to one-third of its current size

Japanese architects are known, the world over, for their ingenious and incredibly innovative designs. Previously, we talked about a number of skinny home designs that optimize the limited available space, without compromising on comfort and convenience. Built by local architectural firm Starpilots, Housecut is the residence-cum-office of a Tokyo-based family. As its name suggests, this…



Meet Aiko Chihira: The android that made its department store debut this week

We have harped about robots with various functions, ranging from firefighting to waiting. But this time around, the robotic technology espouses human-likeness in favor of efficiency, and the result is Aiko Chihira, a polite job receptionist who can make gentle conversations. In terms of practicality, Chihira is designed as one those humanoid robots that can…


Japan once again bamboozles us, this time with the super-slim Horinouchi House

Previously, we had a tryst with what is touted as Tokyo's skinniest home flaunting its 5-ft width. Well, this time around, slimness is complemented by an arguably better architectural form - with Mizuishi Architect Atelier's super-thin housing specimen constructed within a triangular plot (in west Tokyo) of just 560 sq ft area. The impressive end-result…


Face Hacking-6

Nobumichi Asai’s “Face Hacking” technology performs mind-boggling real-time projection mapping on human face

A techie graduate from Japan's Tohoku University, Nobumichi Asai is a notable expert of computer-generated imagery(CGI). Known for integrating science and technology with art, Asai has managed to capture the world's attention with his new and incredibly futuristic "Face Hacking" project. The mind-boggling innovation actually performs spectacular real-time face tracking using a bunch of highly specialized…


Tokyo's Skinny Homes-2

Meet Tomoya and Naomi Sato, the owners of one of Tokyo’s skinniest homes!

With increasing land shortage in the capital city of Japan, people are opting for uniquely designed skinny homes that are only about a few feet wide. Instead of a palatial residence in the suburbs, working couples and parents are choosing tiny houses right in the middle of the already-crowded city. For instance when Tomoya and…




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