Japanese Building Designs

Japanese Building Design, Architects, Proposals, Architectural Projects, Houses, News

Japanese Building Designs

Key Architecture + Property Developments in Japan, Asia

Building Designs in Japan

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Japanese Building Designs. We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and competitions across Japan. The focus is on contemporary Japanese buildings but information on traditional Japanese buildings is also welcome.

We have 8 pages of Japanese Architecture selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.

Japanese Architecture : news + key projects

Japanese Buildings : A-D

Japanese Architecture Designs : E-G

Japanese Building Developments : H-I

Japanese Architecture Developments : J-L

Japanese Building Designs : M-N (this page)

Japanese Architectural Designs : O-R

Contemporary Japanese Buildings : S-Z

Building Designs in Japan

Architecture Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Meiso no Mori – funeral hall, Kakamigahara-shi, Gifu
Toyo Ito
Meiso no Mori Municipal Funeral Hall
photo from architect

Meiso no Mori Municipal Funeral Hall

Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano
Toyo Ito
Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre Japan
photo : Hiroshi Ueda

Performing Arts Centre

Musashino Art University Building
Sou Fujimoto Architects
Musashino Art University Building
photograph from architect

Musashino Art University Building

Major Architecture Designs in Japan, alphabetical:

Memorial Hall building, Yamaguchi
K.Associates
Yamaguchi building
photo © Hitoyuki Hitai

Yamaguchi building
The Meridian line Ferry Terminal
K.Associates
Akashi Ferry Terminal
photo © Hitoyuki Hitai

Akashi Ferry Terminal
Millennium Tower, Tokyo
Foster + Partners
Millennium Tower Tokyo
image : Foster + Partners

Millennium Tower Tokyo
Mitsumura Office, Kobe-city
Tadashi Suga Architect
Mitsumura Office
photo: Yoshiharu Matsumura

Mitsumura Office
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Tokyo
Tange Associates Architects
Cocoon Tower Tokyo
photo : Koji Horiuchi

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower
Montblanc house, Nagoya city
studio velocity, architects
Montblanc house
photograph from architect

Montblanc house
Mountains & Opening House
EASTERN design office
Mountains & Opening House Japan
photograph : Koichi Torimrua

Mountains & Opening House
Museum of Hiroshige Ando, Batou
Kengo Kuma & Associates
Museum of Hiroshige Ando
image : Mitsumasa Fujitsuka

Museum of Hiroshige Ando – no link
Nagoya University Building, central Japan
Iida archiship studio
Nagoya University Building
photo : Ken’ichi Suzuki

Nagoya University Building
Namba Parks, Osaka
The Jerde Partnership
Namba Parks
photo from architects

Namba Parks
Nebuta-no-ie Warasse, north Japan
molo + d/dt Arch + Frank la Rivière Arch.
Nebuta-no-ie Warasse
photo : Shigeo Ogawa

Nebuta-no-ie Warasse
Nexus Kashi III, Fukuoka
Martha Schwartz
Nexus Japan
picture © Wade Zimmerman

Nexus Japan
The Number House, Osaka
Mitsutomo Matsunami Architect & Assocs
Hozumidai home
picture from architect

The Number House
Nomura 24 House, Hyōgo Prefecture
Antonino Cardillo architect
Nomura 24 House Japan
picture from architect

Nomura 24 House

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Architecture Designs – M-R, alphabetical:

Magritte’s House, Tokyo
2005
Atelier Tekuto

Matsumoto headquarters, Okayamao

David Chipperfield, Architects

Mid Town Tower, Minato-ku, Tokyo
2007
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
248m high

Midland Square – tower, Meieki distric, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya

Nikken Sekkei

Mihara Cultural Centre, Mihara, Hiroshima
2007
Maki And Associates

Miki House New Office Building, Osaka, Japan
1985-91
Kisho Kurokawa

Minami Yamashiro Primary School, Kyoto

Richard Rogers Partnership

Miyagi Stadium, Rifu, nr Sendai
2008
Atelier Hitoshi Abe

Mode-Gakuen Spiral Towers, Nagoya City
2008
Nikken Sekkei Ltd

Monsoon Restaurant, Sapporo, Japan
1990
Zaha Hadid Architects

Monument to Time, Oshima

Benson & Forsyth Architects

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Gluckman Mayner

Moriyama House – housing, Tokyo
2005
Ryue Nishizawa

Mukogawa Women’s University, Nishinomiya City
2008
Nikken Sekkei Ltd

Museum, Tokyo, Japan

David Chipperfield, Architects

Museum of Hiroshige Ando, Batou
2000
Kengo Kuma & Associates

Museum of Natural Science, Niigata

Tezuka Architects

Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya
1983-87
Kisho Kurokawa

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
1970-72
Kisho Kurokawa

Nara City Museum of Photography, Nara
1989-91
Kisho Kurokawa

National Bunraku Theater, Osaka, Japan
1979-83
Kisho Kurokawa

National Gallery in Tokyo, Roppongi, Tokyo
2000-05
Kisho Kurokawa

National Gymnasium, Yoyogi Park, Tokyo
1961-64
Kenzo Tange

The National Institute for Japanese Language, Tachikawa, Tokyo
2004
Maki And Associates

National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
1973-77
Kisho Kurokawa

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
1959
Le Corbusier

Natural Ellipse – House, Tokyo
2003
Endoh Design House

Natural Illuminance – House, Tokyo
1999
Endoh Design House

Natural Science Museum
2004
Tezuka Architects

Natural Slats – House, Tokyo
2002
Endoh Design House

Natural Strips – House, Shibuya, Tokyo
2005
Endoh Design House + MIAS, Tokyo

Nexus Housing, Fukuoka
1991
Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA

N-Project Gasoline Station, Nagano
1992
Klein Dytham Architect

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