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House K / Yuji Kimura Design

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota

House in Funabashi / Koji Hatano Architects

  • Architects: Koji Hatano Architects
  • Location: Chiba, Japan
  • Area: 117.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Asako Yamazaki

© Asako Yamazaki © Asako Yamazaki © Asako Yamazaki © Asako Yamazaki

KKZ House / I.R.A.

© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
  • Architects: I.R.A.
  • Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: International Royal Architecture
  • Design Team: Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Structure Design: Hideyuki Hagiuda
  • Area: 111.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

© Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa

KHT House / I.R.A.

  • Architects: I.R.A.
  • Location: Kahoku, Nishimurayama District, Yamagata, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: International Royal Architecture
  • Design Team: Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Structure Design: KAP
  • Area: 197.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

© Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa

Wing Wall House / Camp Design Inc + Sumosaga Fudosan

© Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura

En yu-An / Fumihiko Sano

  • Architects: Fumihiko Sano
  • Location: Taitō, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Fumihiko Sano, studio PHENOMENON
  • Area: 37.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc

© Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc © Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc © Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc © Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc

Minakuchi House / ALTS Design Office

  • Architects: ALTS Design Office
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Architects In Charge: Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

Courtesy of ALTS Design Office Courtesy of ALTS Design Office Courtesy of ALTS Design Office Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

KBJ Share Space / I.R.A

  • Architects: I.R.A
  • Location: Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: International Royal Architecture
  • Design Team: Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Area: 66.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

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CC4441 / Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

  • Architects: Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects
  • Location: Torigoe, Taitō, Tokyo, Japan
  • Area: 36.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

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House with Podocarpus / Yasutoshi Mifune + Toru Atarashi

  • Architects: Yasutoshi Mifune, Toru Atarashi
  • Location: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Basic Design Of The Project: Yasutoshi Mifune
  • Area: 319.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Yasunori Shimomura

© Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura

K Kindergaten / NKS Architects

  • Architects: NKS Architects
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Noriko, Kaoru Suehito
  • Area: 1547.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Kouji Okamoto

© Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto

GEH House / I.R.A.

  • Architects: I.R.A.
  • Location: Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
  • Design Team: Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Collaborators: Hideyuki Hagiuda (Structure design)
  • Area: 93.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

© Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa

Brother's House / Hiroshi Kuno + Associates

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Spotlight: Toyo Ito

As one of the leading architects of Japan's increasingly highly-regarded architecture culture, 2013 Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito (born June 1, 1941) has defined his career by combining elements of minimalism with an embrace of technology, in a way that merges both traditional and contemporary elements of Japanese culture.

Shugoin / Love Architecture

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