House in Asamayama / Kidosaki Architects Studio

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Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio
Location: Asamayama Tsukudeiwanami, , Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Hirotaka Kidosaki
Design Team: Coco Ashihara
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 45g Photography © Junji Kojima

E House / D.I.G Architects

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Architects: D.I.G Architects
Location: , Aichi Prefecture,
Design: Akinori Yoshimura+Maki Yoshimura/D.I.G Architects
Photographs: Courtesy of D.I.G Architects

House in Hanareyama / Kidosaki Architects Studio

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Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio
Location: , Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Design Team: Hirotaka Kidosaki, Satoshi Itasaka
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Kidosaki Architects Studio

Video: Jun Aoki House, Hanegi Park / Shigeru Ban Architects

Watch as JA+U takes a close look at the Jun Aoki House at Hanegi Park designed by Japanese architects .  The short video tours viewers through this intimate and minimalist home, revealing the nuances and features of the design.  The house has a number of unique features, the most prominent of which is the semi-arched roof vault on the second level, which also gives a penetrating view through the length of the house.  The openness of the architecture is emphasized by the austerity of the material choices.  Stark white walls are set against the lush trees and vegetation of Hangei Park, highlighting the contrast between the natural and man-made.

Click here for images via JA+U.  Check out other work by Shigeru Ban Architects on ArchDaily, like the Metal Shutter House in New York City.

Omihachiman House / ALTS Design Office

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Architects: ALTS Design Office
Location: Prefecture, Japan
Design Team: Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 117.89 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

Sense / Kazutoshi Imanaga

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Architects: Kazutoshi Imanaga
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 340 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Niu House / Yoshihiro Yamamoto Architect Atlier

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Architects: Yoshihiro Yamamoto Architect Atlier
Location: , Nara Prefecture,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Yohei Sasakura

Model Factory F / D.I.G Architects

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Architects: D.I.G Architects
Location: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture,
Design Team: Maki Yoshimura, Akinori Yoshimura
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Yuko Tada

Hanare / Schemata Architects

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Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: , Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Architects: Jo Nagasaka
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 181.96 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Villa 921 / harunatsu-archi

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Architects: harunatsu-archi
Location: Okinawa, Iriomote-Jima,
Design Team: Shoko Murakaji, Naoto Murakaji
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 73,44 sqm
Statics: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

W Window House / Alphaville Architects

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Architects: Alphaville Architects
Location: Kyoto,
Project Year:
Photographs: Courtesy of Alphaville Architects

MR_DESIGN Office / Schemata Architects

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Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Seaside Retreat Hayama / YJP architecture

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Architects: YJP architecture
Location: Kanagawa Prefecture,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 45g Photography

IO / Osamu Morishita

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Architects: Osamu Morishita
Location: Anjo, Aichi,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 125 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Osamu Morishita

Sayama Flat / Schemata Architects

 

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Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: . Saitama Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2,227.24 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota

House in Okusawa / Schemata Architects

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Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: Okusawa Setagaya
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 136.46 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Mita Residence / YJP Architecture

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Architects: YJP Architecture
Location: Tokyo,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: 45g Photography

Mediba Creative Farm / Torafu Architects

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Architects: Torafu Architects
Location: Shibuya,
Project Area: 2,200 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Torafu Architects