Tokyo Building Design Architecture, Japan

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Tokyo Building Design Architecture

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Buildings in Tokyo

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Tokyo Buildings. We aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and design competitions across Tokyo. The focus is on contemporary Japanese buildings but information on key traditional buildings is also welcome.

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Tokyo Buildings, Japan

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

National Gallery in Tokyo, Roppongi
Design: Kishō Kurokawa Architects & Associates ; Nihon Sekkei Inc.
Worlds Spectacular Museum Buildings
photo : Kevin Hemphill
National Art Center Tokyo

Hue plus studio office, Kaigan Minato
Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects
Hue+ Tokyo
photo : Takumi Ota

Hue plus studio office
Unlike an ordinary photo studio that is a closed box to be used merely as a shooting equipment, Hue+ is an office space, a cafe, a library and a kitchen that the users have control over, making them feel like staying longer for its own sake and enjoy the experience. This Tokyo building embraces its users by enabling them to change it as they feel fit. The relaxed atmosphere offers further possibilities of open and vibrant communications to stir up the users’ creative minds and fresh ideas about ‘eating’.

House in Inokashira
STUDIO・NOA architect & associates
House in Inokashira
picture from architects

House in Inokashira
Situated on a very narrow plot, bound by a small street and bamboo tree hill, performing as both a retaining wall and dwelling, this single family Tokyo house sits into the hill. Aiming as homage to the trees that once stood there, cedar louvers and concrete embossed with wood grain hint the textures and materials that sit in the forest behind the home. When it gets dark, lights from interior illuminate its outside vertical latticework creating ambiguities around the context.

House TTN – residence
Miyahara Architect Office
House TTN
photograph : Mitsumasa Fujitsuka

House TTN
This Tokyo residence – for an “urban” extended family – was designed to accommodate three families – the parents and the families of their two daughters. They had decided to live together again with the birth of grandchildren. Thus, the main objective for House TTN is to provide the necessary functions for an “urban” extended family, accommodating the needs of modern nuclear families who have grown accustomed to independent life but have chosen to enjoy the benefits of being part of a large family.

Tokyo Building Designs, alphabetical:

A house
Wiel Arets Architects
A House Tokyo
picture from architects

A house
Alexandre Herchcovitch
Studio Arthur Casas, Architects
Alexandre Herchcovitch
photograph : Eusike Fukumochi
Alexandre Herchcovitch Tokyo
Armani/Ginza Tower
Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas
Armani/Ginza Tower
photograph : Ramon Prat
Armani/Ginza Tower
Column and Slab House
FT Architects
Column and Slab House
photograph : Koichi Torimura

Column and Slab House
Crystal brick house – housing
Atelier Tekuto
Tokyo Housing
photographer : Makoto Yoshida

Tokyo housing
Dancing trees, Singing birds
Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co., Ltd.
Dancing trees Singing birds Tokyo
photograph : NAP
Dancing trees Singing birds
French School Lycee Franco Japonais
albert abut architecture
Tokyo school building
picture from albert abut architecture
French School Lycee Franco Japonais
Ginza Natsuno R Building
TNA Architects
Ginza Natsuno R Building
image from architect

Ginza Natsuno R Building
Grosvenor Place Kamizono-cho Building
Paul Davis + Partners / Yasui Architects
Grosvenor Place Kamizono-cho
photo : Harunori Noda
Grosvenor Place Kamizono-cho
House in Musashi Koyama
Future-scape Architecture
House in Musashi Koyama
photograph : Future-scape Architecture

House in Musashi Koyama
House in Taishido, Setagaya
Akira Koyama + Key Operation Inc.
House in Taishido
image from architects

New Tokyo House
House HH residence
Miyahara Architect Office
House HH residence
photograph from architect

House HH
House TN – residence
Miyahara Architect Office
House TN residence Tokyo
photograph : Teruo Miyahara

House TN
House YS
Miyahara Architect Office
House Ys Tokyo
photograph : Teruo Miyahara

House YS

Tokyo Building Designs – No Images

Buildings, A-K, alphabetical:

Airspace Tokyo, Kitamagome Ota-ku district
2007
Studio M with Thom Faulders

Billboard building – housing block
2005
klein dytham architecture

C1 House
2005
Curiosity / Milligram Studio

Chiaroscuro House
1993
Ushida Findlay Architects

Chokaso
1985-87
Kisho Kurokawa

Dior Omotesando – Dior Store Tokyo
2003
SANAA Architects

Echo Chamber
1989
Ushida Findlay Architects

Gotoh Museum Building

David Chipperfield, Architects

Harajuku Church
2005
Henri Gueydan

House in a Plum Grove
2003
SANAA

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