Collection by Aileen Kwun

Boldly Modern Japanese Houses

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Collected in the forthcoming book Jutaku: Japanese Houses, publishing next month by Phaidon, each of these domiciles eschews conventional forms for daring geometric contortions and feats of structural engineering. Here's a sampling of a few of our favorites.

KHT House by International Royal Architecture, completed in 2013 in Kahoku, Yamagata...
OBI-House by Tetsushi Tominaga, 2013, in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo...
Orange by Norisada Maeda, 2014, Meguro-ku, Tokyo...
Brun by APOLLO Architects, 2011, Suginami-ku, Tokyo...
S House by Yuusuke Karasawa, 2013, Oomiya, Saitama...
House NA by Sou Fujimoto, 2011, Tokyo, Tokyo...
HOJO by Architecton, 2009, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo...
Garden & House by Ryue Nishizawa, 2011, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture. Photo by Iwan Baan.
Dancing Living House by ALX, 2008, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. Photo by Koichi Torimura.
House in Hamadayama by Satoshi Okada, 2006, Suginami-ku, Tokyo...
Double Skin House by Studio NOA, 2011, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo...
The Rose by Norisada Maeda, 2003, Minato-ku, Tokyo...
Tunnel House by Makiko Tsukada, 2011, Suginami-ku, Tokyo...
Reflection of Mineral by Atelier Tekuto, 2006, Nakano-ku, Tokyo...
Fold by APOLLO Architects, 2011, Nakano-ku, Tokyo...
These are just a sampling of the more than 400 homes by some of Japan's most famous architects, featured in Jutaku:...