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page updated 11 Aug 2017

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e-architect try to feature the latest and best Japanese Residences. The link above takes you to projects posted in the last few weeks and months, below is a historical archive of the best property designs. We aim to include the most interesting properties in the Japanese capital. We cover completed Tokyo homes and new building designs.

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

13 Jan 2017
Riverside House, Suginami
Design: Mizuishi Architect Atelier
Riverside House in Horinouchi
photograph : Hiroshi Tanigawa

Riverside House in Horinouchi
This is a very small house built on the triangle site where the river and the road were crossed and made to the acute angle. For the dead-end road, it became a plan in various regulations for obtaining special permission.

Cave House in Tokyo

Shirokane House, Minato-ku
Design: MDS Co.Ltd
Tokyo House
photograph : Forward Stroke inc.

Shirokane House – 17 Mar 2014
The small site is located in a typical Tokyo urban residential area, where houses are closely built up. A pursuit of internal spaces in this house, as a result, changes the Tokyo cityscape a little.
An area for one floor is usually desired as large as possible, in particular, in such a narrow site. For this house, the first floor area is small due to the parking space and the second floor is, instead, larger. The outer appearance is examined based on ceiling height, slant line regulations for a building shape.

House in Mishuku II
Design: Nobuo Araki
House in Mishuku II Japan
photo : Shimizu Ken

House in Mishuku II – 7 Aug 2013
This two-story house stands in a densely populated area of Setagaya, Tokyo. This is the second building of a paired residential unit for the same clients, a married couple in their 60s. The Archetype designed their first residence in 2004. As the family members increased, they had to expand the property. Fortunately, the space right next to the house became vacant and the second residence was built there.

Switch Box in House
Naf Architect & Design
Switch Box in House
photo : Toshiyuki Yano

Switch Box in House – 17 Jan 2013
This is a total interior renovation project of an existing house, installing a box made of deck lumber in the middle of the house. The existing house is 17 year-old, two-story, 4-bedroom wooden structure on top of semi-underground garage. It could serve as home, but we could not see how and for whom the room layout was made.

ZYX House
Naf Architect & Design
ZYX House
photo : Toshiyuki Yano

ZYX House – added 16 Jan 2013
This is a house in central Tokyo which is composed of three kinds of space stacked up like toy blocks. Third floor is a private space for a single woman; second floor, a space for her family; first floor, a guest space for her relatives.

Mita Residence
Design: YJP architecture + Toyoda and Associates
Mita House
photo : 45g Photography

Contemporary Tokyo House – added 23 Sep 2012
Mita Residence is situated in central Tokyo on a sloped street which connects a busy commercial artery and a quiet residential area. The typical buildings along the hilly street are larger scale condominium complexes. The challenge was to place the house within bigger scale buildings seamlessly, and at the same time, to ensure a comfortable and spacious living environment on its small lot of just over 100 square meters.

House in Takadanobaba
Design: Florian Busch Architects
House in Takadanobaba
photo : Hiroyasu Sakaguchi – AtoZ

House in Takadanobaba – 24 Aug 2012
Not only in the context of a culture so based on the transitoriness of nature, being able to live with the seasons in the middle of today’s Tokyo is true luxury. The site for this private residence is an urban gap left over from relentless subdivisioning, a 22m deep yet only 4.7m wide strip perched between built masses in central Tokyo.

Storage House, Kanagawa
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.

M&M Rosie‘ – House in Setagaya
ARTechnic architects
M&M Rosie
photo : Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

M&M Rosie – 18 Apr
“Overcome the disadvantage of the land condition, turn it into the beauty of the architecture”
When the client found this land, we were asked to give an advice. It was a strip of pentagonal land facing west with only a pair of parallel boundary lines. Because of this land condition, it was valued lower, almost 30% larger than regular priced lands for the same cost.

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

Small House in Meguro-ku – added 8 Mar
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.

‘Outside In’ – House in Yamanashi Prefecture
Takeshi Hosaka architects
House in Yamanashi Prefecture
photograph : Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

Yamanashi House – 28 Nov 2011

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

Tokyo residence – 22 Sep 2011
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. The small main building built five years ago became so narrow for dwellers for three generations that they bought a piece of land neighbouring to their house to build an annex.

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

New Tokyo House

Tokyo Homes

Key Residences, alphabetical:

B House
Atelier A5

Big Window House, Yokohama
Tezuka Architects

C1 House
Curiosity / Milligram Studio

Chiaroscuro House
Ushida Findlay Architects

Column and Slab House, Tokyo

FT Architects
Column and Slab House
photograph : Koichi Torimura

Column and Slab House

Crystal brick house – housing
Atelier Tekuto
Tokyo Housing
Architect : Yasuhiro Yamashita (Atelier Tekuto) Photographer : Makoto Yoshida

Crystal Brick Housing

Engawa House
Tezuka architects

G House
Jun Aoki, Tokyo

Glass Shutter house, Meguro district
Shigeru Ban

House in a Plum Grove

Masahiro Harada + MAO/Mount Fuji Architects Studio, Tokyo

Kazuyasu Kochi / Kochi architect’s Studio, Tokyo

Industrial Designer House
Koji Tsutsui
Tokyo home
photo : Masao Nishikawa

Tokyo home

Juicy House – housing
Atelier Bow-Wow

KA House, Setagaya
Atelier A5

Lotus House, nr Tokyo
Kengo Kuma & Associates

Magritte’s House
Atelier Tekuto

Moriyama House – housing
Ryue Nishizawa

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Ginza
Kisho Kurokawa

New House
Yuko Nagayama & Associates

O Residence
Kisho Kurokawa

Atelier Tekuto
Parabola house
Architect : Yasuhiro Yamashita (Atelier Tekuto) Photographer : Makoto Yoshida

Parabola house

Reflection of Mineral
Atelier Tekuto
Tokyo house
Architect : Yasuhiro Yamashita (Atelier Tekuto) Photographer : Makoto Yoshida

Tokyo house

The Ring House, Karuizawa

Roof house
Tezuka Architects

‘Shelf-Pod house’, Moriguchi City
Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio, Kyoto
‘Egg-crate’ personal library

Silver Hut house
Toyo Ito & Associates

Suzuki House

Bolles Wilson

Truss Wall House, Machida-city
Ushida Findlay Architects


Frank la Riviere, Architects inc.
Y House Tokyo
image : Atarashi Ryouta


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