Japan

House in Hakuraku / Tato Architects / Yo Shimada

Using the existing main house and a rental building composition, Yo Shimada designed this new house for a family that requested “to be able to feel the presence of each other regardless of where they are in the house”. The result is a fluid, continuous, interior open space that connects the different uses and levels of the dwelling.

House in Ashiya / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

This concrete house composed of two offset regular prisms is perforated at precise points, allowing the surrounding green scenery to invade the monochromatic interior.

House in Sonobe / Tato Architects / Yo Shimada

This house stands in a new residential district in the mountains. Its apparently traditional architecture, a rectangular prism with a gable roof, is interrupted by a cut in plan and section that introduces light and air through a greenhouse-style space.

daita2019 / Suzuko Yamada

Inspired by a forest, Suzuko Yamada designed this very complex house in Tokyo, which has a scaffolding-like metal structure on the outside and wood on the inside.

Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art / ATTA

Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects won the competition to transform two brick warehouses into the Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art. The intervention preserved the spirit of the original building, but the addition of a new golden roof generates a whole new contemporary dimension.

House Surrounded by Hedges by Studio Velocity

A housing complex for married couples and children located in Aichi, Japan.

Small But Mighty: Togo House by Tomoaki Uno Architects

Making use of a small space and budget, this project uses a traditional Japanese building method.

House in Takarazuka by arbol Ph. Yasunori Shimomura

Modern Nature: House in Takarazuka by arbol

This compact house prioritizes a relationship with nature through a courtyard at its heart.

Hut House by Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates Ph. courtesy Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates

Enriched Functionality: Hut House by Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates

This hut introduces new open spaces that complement and expand the uses of the main house.

Ceramic Sculptural Forms by Shozo Michikawa

Encapsulated Time: Ceramic Sculptural Forms by Shozo Michikawa

These ceramic sculptures are a contemporary take on the tradition of pottery in Japan.

House in Ohasu by arbol Ph. Yasunori Shimomura

A Peaceful Combination of Styles: House in Ohasu by arbol

The Japanese studio’s design hybridizes cultures and influences.

Higashimatsuyama House by Kohei Kudo & Associates Ph. Kai Nakamura

Old and New Adjoin in the Higashimatsuyama House by Kohei Kudo & Associates

A new life for a 300-year old house in Saitama, Japan.