Traditional Folk Style Hip Roof House in Japan

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Naoi Architecture of Japan created a custom home for a family of four that’s got an interesting shape and design to its architecture. The interior is beautiful and modern, with an exterior glass hipped roof that just draws you in. roof that just draws you in. The upper balcony area is an obvious beautiful spot in…

An Illusionist’s Dream: Mirror Covered Tiny House

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There are many modern takes on homes that blend into a landscape, and for Japanese artist Harumi Yukutake it just so happens to mean applying mirrors to the facade of a small home out in the open. Titled ‘Restructure’ the small home takes cues from the surrounding greenery to showcase the natural wonders that a built…

Suburban ‘Case’ House in Japan

Posted 96 days ago by

Jun Igarashi Architects created a beautiful contemporary residence that’s simple in form on the exterior, but has plenty of design elements on the inside. A stone facade starts with small slivers and works its way up to larger slices of stone to evoke a more prominent, larger feel. The interior is even more unsuspecting, with a…

Japanese Exterior Elevator Garage

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Architect Kenji Yanagawa had a challenge when creating this home in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. It wasn’t your typical home with owners that wanted windows specifically facing north or south, or even size requirements for particular areas. Instead, it was the inability to create a traditional garage that made for an interesting concept. The end result? A…

Contemporary Japanese House H

Posted 111 days ago by

A small home in Japan makes up for its lack of square footage with a unique architectural angle. The residence itself is built by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and design centered around the kitchen. With this area being a main focal point, there are wooden angled ceilings that make up for the initial lack of color and…

Central Dome House Design For 3

Posted 129 days ago by

Homes for families in Japan are typically much smaller than that of America, and this particular residence is not only on the smaller side, but its shape is completely unique as well. A home for a family of 3 showcases a basic dome on the exterior, but the interior is the eye-catching and awe-inspiring part of…

Japanese Interior With Wooden Grids

Posted 131 days ago by

A contemporary home in Hakone Japan is not only beautiful from the view of its elevated exterior, but there are some interesting interior elements as well. The street facing side of the residence showcases segmented glazing from floor to ceiling, with a split roof that comes together at a unique angle. Cleverly titled ‘Geo Metria,’ concrete,…

Simple Women Only Nap Cafe in Japan

Posted 150 days ago by

There’s nothing like a little cat nap (or two) in the middle of an even more exhausting day, and sometimes it would be so nice to take a break at work to just curl up and catch a few zzz’s. At the Cafe Corne in Japan, you most certainly can do that. Though it is for…

Tiny Box Home in Japan

Posted 153 days ago by

Homes in the city of Sapporo, Japan are all unique in their makeup, but this particular space by Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier is a casually designed space that’s simple in form and entirely open on the inside. A flexible plan allows for future conversions and a reconfigurable space. Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier Architects made this home without any…

Japanese Home Converted to Museum of ‘Life and Death’

Posted 164 days ago by

There are constant conversions of barns, churches, warehouses and more into residences. But what about converting someone’s former home into a museum? And we’re not talking an Andy Warhol preservation or anything of the sort. Architects Yuko Nagayama and Associates took a quaint little home and created a museum with an underlying theme of life and…