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From a house with an entirely transparent facade to a home built around a train carriage, the latest contemporary home design and housing architecture in Japan.
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A staircase leads from the kitchen up to the terrace.
A central floating staircase connects the four split levels of this Japanese "fish tank" house.
Aquarium House has an enclosed terrace on the top floor.
Japanese architect Nao Iwanari has designed a house in Kanagawa Prefecture with split levels and an open-plan interior designed to emulate the free-flowing layout of a fish tank.
Modern Architecture House
Interior And Exterior
House In The Woods
This house on Japan's tropical island of Okinawa was designed to weather the devastating winds of a typhoon while still allowing for natural cross-ventilation, which is crucial as global temperatures rise.
The interiors feature handmade Japanese paper, lacquer and local timber.
Each of the guest rooms has a different theme.
The renovated minka, or folk house, has four guest rooms.
The design of the guesthouse was informed by traditional inns.
Hishiya restaurant and guesthouse is located in Kyoto and was designed by Fumihiko Sano Studio.
Handmade Japanese paper, lacquer and local timber were used to both modernise and honour the heritage of the 80-year-old structure.
Built In Bathtub
The building has a large overhang that is supported by thin steel columns.
Cabinet D Architecture
Journal Du Design
A steep, timber-framed roof shelters this triangular home by Japanese practice Moriya and Partners, located on a cliff edge overlooking the sea in Yawatano, Japan.
Ground Cover Plants
While the majority of the vegetation is located on the roof and in planted areas encircling the first and ground floors, there are also angular planters integrated into the floors of living spaces on both levels.
The slabs for the building's first floor and roof feature vaulted profiles that contain soil within their hollow cores.
The house's vaulted-floor slabs contain soil for planting.
Civil Engineering Design
Kiyoaki Takeda Architects' Tsuruoka House was designed to include many plants.
Japanese studio Kiyoaki Takeda Architects has completed a plant-covered house in Tokyo featuring vaulted slabs filled with soil for growing plants.
The terraces and balconies are enclosed by chain-link wire mesh, which was chosen to reduce the physical disconnection between the house and its surroundings.
Sliding Glass Door
The steps connect various terraces and balconies.
Weather House was designed by Not Architects Studio for a corner site in Tokyo's Shinagawa district.
Screens made from metal mesh wrap around two sides of this house in Tokyo, Japan.
Home And Living
This large window, along with picture windows at the opposite end of the home, draw light into the spaces, which are finished with white walls, pale wood floors and sliding doors to increase the sense of openness.
Behind this wall, framed by a small opening, is a dedicated entrance to the ground-floor salon, which occupies an independent unit that is not connected to the home.
Lined entirely on one side by a silver curtain, this hall steps upwards from a concrete area for shoes and coats towards a bathroom, utility and storage spaces. From here, a staircase leads to the bedrooms and living spaces above.