KURE – Mindful of its place amongst the vernacular, the house easily blends into the residential neighbourhood.
CHIBA – The new residence in Chiba defies housing stereotypes and lands like an unidentified architectural object on the hillside residential neighbourhood.
SHIGA – In his hometown and apparently his architectural playground, Kouichi Kimura designed a residence for a photographer.
The quirky designs of modern housing in Japan undeniably grab our attention time and again. Here are five of our favourites.
TOKYO – A shop for specialist tea brand Ajiroen adds the final piece to a five-part puzzle in a city 50-km west of Tokyo.
KYOTO – Surrounded by the Higashiyama mountains, the decision to wrap the Corner House in a voluminous band blurs the division between inside and out.
SHIGA – Set amidst a traditional Japanese landscape of farmlands and a Torii Gate, Kouichi Kimura's minimalist house is shaped around an outdoor courtyard.
SHIGA – The unadorned yet striking house by Kouichi Kimura has an emphasis on each element of the residence.
TOKYO – Architects adapt a traditional spatial concept to open a house to its neighbourhood.
TOKYO – A small residence standing in typical Tokyo suburb reinterprets blurred boundaries between the inside and the outside.
TOKYO – The Balcony House sits in a residential area of Tokyo, Japan, predominantly comprised of low-rise constructions and modest housing buildings.
CHIGASAKI – Architect Kazuhiko Kishimoto of acaa has recently completed Beyond the Hill, which challenges the boundaries of the public realm.
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