Japanese House Designs, Japan Homes, Photos, Buildings

Japanese House Designs, Architecture, Projects, Architects, Property, Design, Photos

House Designs in Japan

Key Contemporary Residential Buildings in Japan, Asia

Japanese House Architecture

We have various pages of Contemporary Japanese House selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages. We aim to select projects that are either of top quality or interesting or ideally both.

We cover completed Japanese homes, new house designs, architectural exhibitions and competitions across Japan. Comments on the selection welcome. The focus is on contemporary Japanese residential buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

e-architect have 4 pages of Japanese house designs:

Property Designs, alphabetical:

Japanese Houses : A-C

Japanese Homes : D-K

Japanese Property Designs : L-O

Japanese House Designs : P-Z (this page)

Recent House Designs in Japan

New Properties in Japan – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Villa Overlooking the Sea, Hayama, Japan
Edward Suzuki Associates
Villa Overlooking the Sea Hayama Shonan House Property Residence Hayama Shonan
photo : Yasuhiro Nukamura

Villa Overlooking the Sea – added 23 May 2012
This is a vacation home expected to become a permanent house in the future. Located about an hour’s car ride away from downtown Tokyo, it is located in the sea resort of Hayama in the Shonan region, adjacent to the more well known, old city of Kamakura.

Storage House, Kanagawa, Tokyo
Ryuji Fujimura Architectts
Storage House Tokyo
photograph : Takumi Ota

Storage House Tokyo – 20 Apr 2012
New property located in a residential area on the suburbs of Tokyo.

Static Quarry, Gunma
Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Static Quarry
photo by architects

Static Quarry – added 1 Apr 2012
In the tenement house where 8 households live in, a lot of holes become vacant like a stone pit. In the floor space that include to the roof terrace, the outside is larger than the room, and the inside and the outside are complicated in a dwelling unit.

Small House in Meguro-ku, south of Tokyo
Hiroyuki Unemori architects – added
Meguro-ku House
photograph : Ken Sasajima

House in Meguro-ku – added 8 Mar 2012
The small house which the married couple and their child live stands at the densely populated area in Tokyo. Though the neighboring houses is very close, I aimed to design the house which exceed the physical narrowness living at the city.

Wind-dyed house, Yokohama, central Japan
Kazuhiko Kishimoto / acaa
Wind-dyed house Japan
photograph : Hiroshi Ueda

Wind-dyed house – 11 Jan 2012
A residential building located halfway up a cliff, overlooking the ocean. Thick clumps of trees that grow along the slope of the land surrounding the house cast a series of organic silhouettes that make the slope seem to come alive. We decided that the appropriate form to build would be as low-lying as possible, while also allowing the architecture to become embedded in the surrounding landscape according to the contours of the terrain.

Roomroom, Tokyo
Takeshi Hosaka Architects
RoomRoom
photograph : Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

Itabashi House – 22 Sep 2012
This is a house where deaf parents and two children are living. The two sides of the premises are facing narrow roads in an overcrowded residential area in Itabashi ward, Tokyo.

Japanese House Designs

Japanese House Designs, alphabetical:

Parabola
Atelier Tekuto
Parabola house
photo : Makoto Yoshida

Parabola house
Projection House
Monolab
Projection House
image from architects

Projection Home : design competition
Reflection of Mineral
Atelier Tekuto
Reflection of Mineral
photograph : Makoto Yoshida

Tokyo house
Residence in Kishigawa, Wakayama
Mitsutomo Matsunami Architects
Kishigawa House
image : Mitsutomo Matsunami

Kishigawa House
Residence in Matsugaoka, Hyogo
Mitsutomo Matsunami Architects
Residence in Matsugaoka
photo : Mitsutomo Matsunami

Matsugaoka House
Roof on the Hill, Takarazuka, near Osaka
Alphaville
Takarazuka Home
picture : Kai Nakamura

Roof on the Hill
SHELL, Karuizawa, Nagano
Kotaro Ide / ARTechnic architects
SHELL villa
picture : Nacasa & Partners Inc.

SHELL villa
Shounan House, Kanagawa, south Japan
Jun Igarashi Architects
Kanagawa House
photograph : Iwan Baan

Shounan House
Strata House, Kobe-city, Hyogo Prefecture
Tadashi Suga Architect
Strata House
photo : Yoshiharu Matsumura

Strata House
Tokiwa House, Sakai City
Kenji Tagashira
Japanese Home
photograph : Kei Sugino

Japanese Home
T Residence, Otsu-shi, Shiga, central Japan
EASTERN design office
Otsu house
photograph : Koichi Torimrua

Residence in Shiga
Y-House, Tokyo
Frank la Riviere, Architects inc.
Y House Tokyo
image : Atarashi Ryouta

Y-House
Zen house, Hiroshima
Ryuichi Furumoto
Zen house
image from architects

Zen house

Japanese Home Designs – No Links

Silver Hut house, Tokyo
1984
Toyo Ito & Associates

Soft and Hairy House, Ibaraki Prefecture, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki
1994
Ushida Findlay Architects

Spiral Wall House, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
1994
Ushida Findlay Architects

T-House
2005
Sou Fujimoto Architects

Truss Wall House, Machida-city, Tokyo
1993
Ushida Findlay Architects

Water/Glass Villa, Shizuoka Prefecture
1997
Kengo Kuma & Associates
Water/Glass Villa
photograph : Mitsumasa Fujitsuka

White U house
1976
Toyo Ito & Associates

YKK guest house, Kurabe

Fumihiko Maki

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