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Maison Mita to be redeveloped into high-rise

Maison Mita to be redeveloped into high-rise

Maison Mita, a 67-unit, 49-year old condominium in central Tokyo’s Mita neighbourhood will be redeveloped into a 77m tall, 23-storey high rise by both Mitsubishi Jisho Residence and Asahi Kasei Realty & Residence. Demolition of the current building is expected to start in December 2017 and the new building is due for completion by December…

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya to open in March 2018

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya to open in March 2018

On September 4, Mitsui Fudosan announced that the official name of the large-scale redevelopment opposite Hibiya Park in downtown Tokyo will be Tokyo Midtown Hibiya. The 191m tall building will include office space, the 2,300 seat TOHO Cinemas Hibiya, and 60 stores and restaurants. The grand opening is scheduled for March 29, 2018.

265m tall tower for Toranomon Hills district

265m tall tower for Toranomon Hills district

More details have been released on the Toranomon Hills Station Tower which will be built on the north-west side of Toranomon Hills in central Tokyo. The building height will be 265 meters, which is 18 meters taller than the neighbouring Toranomon Hills tower and 17 meters taller that Tokyo Midtown. Construction of the 49-storey tower…

287m tall high-rise planned for Nihonbashi

287m tall high-rise planned for Nihonbashi

Details on the Nihonbashi 1 Chome Central District Redevelopment have been announced. The project will include a 287m tall high-rise with office, hotel and serviced apartments, as well as several low-rise retail, office and residential buildings. The high-rise tower will be taller than Tokyo Midtown (248m), Toranomon Hills (247m) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building…

Luxury condo to replace Yoyogi Terrace Apartment block

Luxury condo to replace Yoyogi Terrace Apartment block

Foretseine, a subsidiary of Mori Trust, will be demolishing the vintage Yoyogi Terrace Apartment rental building in Shibuya and replacing it with a luxury condominium. Details on the project, including the construction schedule, have yet to be announced, but it is expected that the new building could be completed by 2020.

School to be converted into apartment building

School to be converted into apartment building

Real estate company Misawa Homes has acquired a 36-year old former technical school building in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward, and will convert the existing building into rental apartments. This will be the company’s second ‘refining’ project to be done in conjunction with Shigeru Aoki Architect & Associates. The architectural firm has worked on several building refurbishment…

Construction starts on 32-storey apartment building in Tsukishima

Construction starts on 32-storey apartment building in Tsukishima

A 32-storey, 122 meter tall residential building is under construction alongside Tsukishima’s Nishinaka Street in Chuo-ku, Tokyo. The street, which is also known as Monja Street, is famous for being lined with over 70 restaurants serving monjayaki dishes. The Tsukishima 1 Chome Nishinaka Street District Redevelopment is a 30 billion Yen project being lead by…

Japan’s first privately-developed condominium to be redeveloped

Japan’s first privately-developed condominium to be redeveloped

After 61 years, Japan’s first privately-developed condominium – Yotsuya Co-Plus – is going to be redeveloped. On May 30, all apartment owners in the 28-unit building voted in favor of redevelopment. Redevelopment discussions first began back in 2006. Yotsuya Co-Plus was completed in October 1956. The 5-storey building had apartments ranging from 50 ~ 75 sqm…

Second building in Yokohama to be rebuilt due to faulty foundations

Second building in Yokohama to be rebuilt due to faulty foundations

On April 30, apartment owners in a 262-unit residential complex in Yokohama voted in favor of redeveloping the five buildings after it was discovered that the foundations were not sunk deep enough. Back in 2013, residents noticed that one of the buildings was starting to lean after handrails between two buildings were out of alignment….

Floor space ratios may be relaxed for pre-1981 buildings in Tokyo

Floor space ratios may be relaxed for pre-1981 buildings in Tokyo

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is considering introducing regulations that would relax floor-space ratios when redeveloping old apartment buildings in the city. This would allow for the additional space to be sold by a real estate developer, which would help to cover the costs of redevelopment. The target of the revision is condo-style apartment buildings that…

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