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Unabashedly Strange Houses in Japan

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Japan is known for its outré architecture, a reputation that these houses fully embrace.

OBI-House by Tetsushi Tominaga, 2013, in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo...
Makoto Tanijiri managed to evoke a feeling of spaciousness in the interior without the closed exterior façade causing...
The blue porcelain tiles covering the house’s exterior are typical of commercial buildings of earlier decades.
The façade designed by Apollo Architects and Associates features an overhanging upper level, which ensures that the...
Photo by Osamu...
The black facade of the Yatabes’ house may turn a darkly futuristic face to its suburban block, but behind it the house...
Masahiro and Mao Harada of Mount Fuji Architects Studio wanted to break with the traditional definition of a house when...
Imai House by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Sasaki also loosened up the potentially confining space with an excess of...
Concrete planters frame the facade—a union of monolithic slabs that offers privacy and compositional integrity to the...
The distance between site and structure is more dramatic in the evening when light shines through the sunken glass...
Designed for two women in their 60s, this collection of little huts make up a private home and a food service for the...
A series of open, street-facing gardens make up this five-story, 700-square-foot home in Tokyo, Japan.
A glowing home in Japan has milky-white, one-and-a-half-inch plastic sheets wrapped around the exterior to let in light...
KHT House by International Royal Architecture, completed in 2013 in Kahoku, Yamagata...
Millennium City is an experiment in sustainable living created by Japanese architect Hiroshi Iguchi.
Yurika Ninomiya says good morning to busy central Nagoya from her third-floor bedroom while husband Takuya opens up the...
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