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.
Dancing Living House by ALX, 2008, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
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:...
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