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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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Japanese studio FujiwaraMuro Architects has completed a house near Osaka with concrete walls that separate the interior spaces and extend through walls into the garden. Concrete Interiors, Japanese House, Dezeen, Maze, Rooftop, Facade, Building A House, House Design, Contemporary
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Concrete walls create "maze-like" feel inside House in Minoh-shinmachi by FujiwaraMuro Architects

Japanese studio FujiwaraMuro Architects has completed a house near Osaka with concrete walls that separate the interior spaces and extend through walls into the garden.

Five cement-clad boxes illuminated from above are hidden within this almost windowless house in Japan's Hyogo prefecture, designed by FujiwaraMuro Architects. Japan Architecture, Residential Architecture, Building Front, Building A House, Archdaily Mexico, Stair Landing, Window Replacement, Wooden Staircases, Roof Window
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Skylights replace windows in Japanese house by FujiwaraMuro Architects

Five cement-clad boxes illuminated from above are hidden within this almost windowless house in Japan's Hyogo prefecture, designed by FujiwaraMuro Architects.

Case-Real inserted a terrace on the upper level that functions like a light well, enabling daylight to flood into the adjacent living areas.

Case-Real clads House in Higashi-Gotanda in galvanised steel panels

Case-Real inserted a terrace on the upper level that functions like a light well, enabling daylight to flood into the adjacent living areas.

The timber-framed building is mostly covered in panels of hot-dipped galvanised steel to give it a sense of mass and solidity and a uniform appearance. Japanese Architecture, Architecture Office, Steel Cladding, Angled Ceilings, Boundary Walls, Internal Courtyard, Steel Panels, Ground Floor Plan, Roof Design
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Case-Real clads House in Higashi-Gotanda in galvanised steel panels

The timber-framed building is mostly covered in panels of hot-dipped galvanised steel to give it a sense of mass and solidity and a uniform appearance.

Japanese architecture office Case-Real has completed a house on a compact site in Tokyo featuring galvanised steel cladding and a concealed rooftop terrace. Japanese Architecture, Architecture Office, Fukuoka, Steel Cladding, Internal Courtyard, Steel Panels, Wooden House, Japanese House, Story House
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Case-Real clads House in Higashi-Gotanda in galvanised steel panels

Japanese architecture office Case-Real has completed a house on a compact site in Tokyo featuring galvanised steel cladding and a concealed rooftop terrace.

Kasa House in the Japanese city of Kariya has an unusual plan with enclosed rooms only occupying a small amount of the space. House Eaves, House Roof, Japan Interior, Long Room, Interior Minimalista, Minimal Home, Zaha Hadid Architects, Ground Floor Plan, Cabin Design

Katsutoshi Sasaki tops cross-shaped house with large overhanging roof

Kasa House in the Japanese city of Kariya has an unusual plan with enclosed rooms only occupying a small amount of the space.

Japanese studio Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates has built a house' in Japan with a cross-shaped plan and huge overhanging eaves that shelter four covered gardens. House Eaves, House Roof, Aichi, Micro Apartment, Apartment Interior, Residential Architecture, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Japanese Architecture
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Katsutoshi Sasaki tops cross-shaped house with large overhanging roof

Japanese studio Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates has built a house' in Japan with a cross-shaped plan and huge overhanging eaves that shelter four covered gardens.

Japanese studio Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates has built a house' in Japan with a cross-shaped plan and huge overhanging eaves that shelter four covered gardens. House Eaves, House Roof, Aichi, Long Room, Covered Garden, Interior Minimalista, Roof Architecture, Japanese Architecture, Ground Floor Plan

Katsutoshi Sasaki tops cross-shaped house with large overhanging roof

Japanese studio Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates has built a house' in Japan with a cross-shaped plan and huge overhanging eaves that shelter four covered gardens.

A stack of staggered white boxes makes up Daisuke Ibano's House in the City, which he built for his growing family on a compact site hemmed in by other buildings in Tokyo. Box Architecture, Japanese Architecture, Timber Cabin, Riverside House, Small Courtyards, Timber Cladding, Light And Space, Architect House, Brickwork

Ten self-designed homes that reflect the unique styles of their owner

A stack of staggered white boxes makes up Daisuke Ibano's House in the City, which he built for his growing family on a compact site hemmed in by other buildings in Tokyo.

Makoto Suzuki designed the fragmented House in Tokiwa to facilitate communal living – accommodating living spaces for himself, an office for his wife, a remote retreat for his father and a studio for the sculptor Takenobu Igarashi. Timber Cabin, Riverside House, Small Courtyards, Timber Cladding, Architect House, Brickwork, City Living, Weathered Wood, Woodworking
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Ten self-designed homes that reflect the unique styles of their owner

Makoto Suzuki designed the fragmented House in Tokiwa to facilitate communal living – accommodating living spaces for himself, an office for his wife, a remote retreat for his father and a studio for the sculptor Takenobu Igarashi.

Japanese architecture studio Swing has built a compact, shared house for eight people in the city of Osaka, Japan. New York Projects, Home Projects, Home Swing, Journal Du Design, Japan Architecture, Swing Design, Roof Plan, Ground Floor Plan, Osaka Japan
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Swing creates co-living house in Osaka

Japanese architecture studio Swing has built a compact, shared house for eight people in the city of Osaka, Japan.

The curving tomb's shell was made from a wooden frame filled in with a mix of mortar and earth to create an organic finish. Inside, the 6.4-metre-high empty space is designed to provide a place for private contemplation and reflection. Earthquake Resistant Structures, Sectional Perspective, Sliding Screen Doors, Door Images, Roof Plan, Ground Floor Plan, The Gables, Paving Stones, Old Stone
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Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects incorporates egg-shaped tomb into Sakai house

The curving tomb's shell was made from a wooden frame filled in with a mix of mortar and earth to create an organic finish. Inside, the 6.4-metre-high empty space is designed to provide a place for private contemplation and reflection.

Called Minami Hanada Tomb, this project plays on idea of the Mozu Tombs – a series of vast ancient burial sites with distinctive raised mounds that the city is famous for. Sectional Perspective, Sliding Screen Doors, Door Images, Dead Space, Architectural Section, Roof Plan, Ground Floor Plan, The Gables, Under Stairs
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Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects incorporates egg-shaped tomb into Sakai house

Called Minami Hanada Tomb, this project plays on idea of the Mozu Tombs – a series of vast ancient burial sites with distinctive raised mounds that the city is famous for.

Japanese studio Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects has attached an egg-shaped tomb to an "unconventional" house in the city of Sakai, Osaka prefecture. Sliding Screen Doors, Door Images, Dead Space, Architectural Section, Roof Plan, Ground Floor Plan, Paving Stones, Old Stone, Under Stairs

Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects incorporates egg-shaped tomb into Sakai house

Japanese studio Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects has attached an egg-shaped tomb to an "unconventional" house in the city of Sakai, Osaka prefecture.

Steel and concrete steps cut through facade of Stairway House by Nendo Tokyo Architecture, Japanese Architecture, Small Playroom, Outdoor Greenhouse, Outdoor Steps, Concrete Steps, Storey Homes, Ground Floor Plan, Back Gardens
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Steel and concrete steps cut through facade of Stairway House by Nendo

Stairway House by Nendo is bisected by concrete and steel steps.

Steel and concrete steps cut through facade of Stairway House by Nendo Japan Design, Tokyo Design, Concrete Staircase, Concrete Steps, Tokyo Architecture, Japanese Architecture, Architecture Interiors, House Tokyo, Outdoor Steps
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Steel and concrete steps cut through facade of Stairway House by Nendo

A huge faux staircase interrupts the floor plan of this house in Tokyo, which can be used as a place to relax among pot plants.