Japanese Architecture

Open Vertical House Plan with Lofts and Platforms

Open Vertical House Plan with Lofts and Platforms

Japanese architecture firm Jun Igarashi Architects designed this platform house in Hokkaido, Japan with some interesting loft design ideas, to say the least. The simple facade makes way for a complex, open concept house plan - and when we say ... Continue >

Small House, Big Impact with Black Facade, White Interiors

Small House, Big Impact with Black Facade, White Interiors

Japanese architecture firm Jun Igarashi Architects designed this cool, compact home design that is black, stacked and packed with tons of space and style. This small but sweet home of just about 1,200 sq. ft. is surprisingly spacious - an ... Continue >

Mountain Home Glass Walls and Terrace Made for Views

Mountain Home Glass Walls and Terrace Made for Views

Talk about living on the edge! This modern mountain house designed by Japanese architecture firm Kidosaki Architects Studio features incredible views, perched on the side of the Yatsugatake Mountains in Nagano, Japan. The homeowner spent a great deal of time ... Continue >

House with Translucent Walls and Minimalist Design

House with Translucent Walls and Minimalist Design

Japanese architecture firm Suppose Design Office created this modern, luminous house with translucent walls that let light pass in and out. Located in a quiet residential pocket of Hiroshima, a long and lean site defines the shape of this narrow ... Continue >

House with Floating Facade, Glass Walls and Interior Courtyard

House with Floating Facade, Glass Walls and Interior Courtyard

This cool Japanese house dubbed Green Edge was named, quite literally, for a garden row that adds a natural element to this urban house plan. Japanese architecture firm mA-style Architects had a couple of main goals for this home located ... Continue >

Japanese Home Betrays Square Exterior With Teardrop-Shaped Courtyard

Japanese Home Betrays Square Exterior With Teardrop-Shaped Courtyard

This large house, situated in the prefecture of Kanagawa and designed by the multitalented Japanese architecture firm headed by Shigeru Ban, has much more to its architecture than what can be seen from the ground outside its walls. The ... Continue >

Compact Circular Home With Unique Space Divisions

Compact Circular Home With Unique Space Divisions

Located in a town not far from the forested city of Sendai, Japan, this unique silo-style home has a dual nature and a number of utterly uncommon elements that distinguish it from many other small-footprint residential designs we've seen ... Continue >

Curved wall house with forest views in the city

Curved wall house with forest views in the city

It's dubbed Forest House in the City, and though this Tokyo, Japan house is not technically a forest home, its many windows overlooking lush landscaping truly make it feel as though it's off in the woods. But that's not to ... Continue >

Narrow urban home with concrete walls and upper bridge

Narrow urban home with concrete walls and upper bridge

Japanese architecture firm FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects designed the Promenade House in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, lending a minimalist edge to this busy urban street. The narrow lot, measuring 13 ft. wide by 115 ft. deep, holds this long, lean silhouette, an ... Continue >

Celluloid Jam House wraps around itself

Celluloid Jam House wraps around itself

Japanese architects N Maeda Atelier designed this cool house in Yokohama, Japan with a fluid silhouette that flashes forward to the distant future. Dubbed Celluloid Jam, this ultramodern house has a continuous exterior with no visible joints, no breaks, and ... Continue >

Japanese Light Box House

Japanese Light Box House

Talk about a beacon of light in the architecture world! This modern light box house sits in the peaceful residential pocket of Tosuien in Hiroshima, surrounded by a sea of more traditional style residences. Japanese architecture firm Suppose Design Office ... Continue >

Angled roof house stands out in the city

Angled roof house stands out in the city

The XYZ House, by modern Japanese architects naf architect and design inc., isn't quite what you'd expect to find tucked away in this infill residential community here in Tokyo, but funnily enough, the unexpected is precisely what we've come to ... Continue >

Futuristic Eco Friendly House by Japanese Advertising Firm

Futuristic Eco Friendly House by Japanese Advertising Firm

We always say that Japanese architecture has a certain, unexpected quality about it, but Mirai Nihon House takes that sentiment to a new level in more ways than one. Designed by advertising company TBWA\HAKUHODO (yes, you heard right - we ... Continue >

Mobile Modular Homes, Made To Order by MIMA

Mobile Modular Homes, Made To Order by MIMA

This mobile modular home inspired by Japanese architecture was made for the flexible family. Affordable and totally customizable, this unique housing concept by MIMA Architecture is literally made to order. These prefab cottages are designed based on your chosen location, ... Continue >

Natural Light House Plans - Illuminating Japanese Architecture

Natural Light House Plans - Illuminating Japanese Architecture

This natural light house plan is a must-see. We love the ever-evolving, innovative ideas behind Japanese architecture, and the Daylight House certainly strays from the usual, the expected, dare we say, the boring. This interesting house by Japanese architecture firm ... Continue >

Open Air Homes - Modern architecture incorporating negative space

Open Air Homes - Modern architecture incorporating negative space

This open air home designed by Japanese architecture firm KINO Architects isn't just about what's built up, but it's as much about the negative space. The Airhole House boasts roadways to the south and east, a field to the west ... Continue >

Sky High House Plans: "Bird’s Nest House" in Hiroshima

Sky High House Plans:

This sky high house plan by Japanese architecture firm Kimihiko Okada certainly raises the standard of modern living! Designed as a series of platforms with a central interior courtyard, this raised house plan in Hiroshima boasts a distant view of ... Continue >

Dramatic Home Design Plays with Light & Shadow

Dramatic Home Design Plays with Light & Shadow

Here’s a dramatic home design that offers a touch of the unexpected. Though dubbed the “Ordinary House,” this unusual home by Japanese architecture firm FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects is anything but ordinary. Interestingly, the home is located in a cookie-cutter neighborhood ... Continue >

Small Smart Homes in the City

Small Smart Homes in the City

If you seek small smart homes, this Tokyo area design does not disappoint! The innovative architects at IDEA Office are the brains behind Y-House – striking Japanese architecture that maximizes every inch of its urban house plan. This small Japanese ... Continue >

Meditation House Plans: "Floating" Glass Home

Meditation House Plans:

Architect David Jameson was inspired by a tea house idea when he developed this subtle yet stunning meditation house plan. Consisting of a volume suspended within a frame, Japanese architecture inspired this glass and steel home as a space for ... Continue >

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