House of Bank and Roof / Masao Yahagi Architects

© Koichi Torimura

Architects: Masao Yahagi Architects
Location: Yamaguchi,
Area: 93.8 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

Garden Tree House / Hironaka Ogawa & Associates

© Daici Ano

Architects: Hironaka Ogawa & Associates
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Hironaka Ogawa
Area: 50.9 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Daici Ano, Courtesy of

KAP / Komada Architects’ Office

© Toshihiro Sobajima

Architects: Komada Architects’ Office
Location: -ku, , Japan
Architects: Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada
Consultant: Yasushi Moribe
Area: 140.18 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

Video: Izu Book Cafe / Atelier Bow-Wow

Two Izu retirees hired architects Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima to design them a home equipped with a neighborhood bookshop and cafe. The Japanese practice stepped up to the challenge and constructed an elegant, curved structure whose white walls and wooden ceiling hug the hundred degree undulating street on which its located and embraces the wooded forest it backs to. The home – which features two bedrooms, a kitchen, cafe, bookshop and atelier – is accessed beneath a bridged part of the structure and organized as a sequence. Take a tour through this interesting space with this short video made by JA+U Magazine.

Residence in Keisen / Masao Yahagi Architects

© Koichi Torimura

Architects: Masao Yahagi Architects
Location:
Area: 134.77 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Koichi Torimura, Courtesy of

ROKU Edogawa / masatomo_kojima_auds

© Kai Nakamura

Architects: masatomo_kojima_auds
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Masatomo Kojima
Design Team: Kohei Sasakawa, Ryo Inoue
Client: Boat Race Promotion Association
Area: 382.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

S House / Komada Architects’ Office

© Toshihiro Sobajima

Architects: Komada Architects’ Office
Location: -ku, , Japan
Architects: Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada
Consultant: Yamabe Structural Office
Area: 104.69 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

Room S / Yuichi Yoshida & associates

© Haine Kusuki

Architects: Yuichi Yoshida & associates
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Yuichi Yoshida,Tatsuya Suzuki
Project Coordinator: Sumasaga-Fudosan
Contractor: TANK
Area: 60.16 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Haine Kusuki

Northern Nautilus / Takato Tamagami

© Masaya Yoshimura

Architects: Takato Tamagami
Location: ,
Structural Engineering: S.FORM / Akira Ouchi
Contractor: MORINAGA Co.,Ltd.
Area: 131.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Masaya Yoshimura

RIBBON / Komada Architects’ Office

© Toshihiro Sobajima

Architects: Komada Architects’ Office
Location: -Shi, ,
Architect In Charge: Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada
Structural Engineering: Yamabe Structural Office
Site Area: 160 sqm
Area: 172 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

Tiered Lodge / Naoi Architecture & Design Office

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: Naoi Architecture & Design Office
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Katsutoshi Naoi, Noriko Naoi
Area: 183.0 m2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Climber´s House / Komada Architects’ Office

© Toshihiro Sobajima

Architects: Komada Architects’ Office
Location: -ku, , Japan
Architect In Charge: akeshi Komada,Yuka Komada
Area: 176.29 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

BASE / Komada Architects’ Office

© Tomohiro Saruyama

Architects: Komada Architects’ Office
Location: Setagaya-ku,,
Architect In Charge: Takeshi Komada,Yuka Komada
Area: 65.61 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tomohiro Saruyama

SCOPE / mA-style architects

© Kai Nakamura

Architects: mA-style architects
Location: Shizuoka,
Principal Designers: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
Site Area: 337.15 sqm
Building Area: 72.95 sqm
Gross Total Area: 94.06 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

HAT / Komada Architects’ Office

© Toshihiro Sobajima

Architects: Komada Architects’ Office
Location: Setagaya-ku, ,
Architects In Charge: Komada Takeshi, Komada Yuka
Consultant: Moribe Yasushi lab
Contractor: Honma kensetsu
Site Area: 83.11
Area: 64.98 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

Coupled House / Naoi Architecture & Design Office

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: Naoi Architecture & Design Office
Location: , Japan
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Library House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

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Architects: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Location: ,
Total Floor Space: 155.71 sqm
Site Area: 315.51 sqm
Area: 163.93 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Cafe Cross / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

© Kei Nakajima

Architects: FORM Kouichi Kimura Architects
Location: Hyogo,
Area: 121.45 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kei Nakajima