Collection by Kate Santos

Unique Tokyo-Based Architects

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Tokyo, Japan is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world with a rich cultural history in art and design. Working with small spaces and incorporating traditional and modern aesthetic, these Tokyo architects are successful at balancing eccentricity with practicality.

Large clerestory windows face the street at the Higashibatas’ house in Tokyo, optimizing both privacy and natural light…
The entire interior wall opens, extending the house visually and socially into the small garden that lies between the…
Fujimori has an affinity for building structures that appear to be perched precariously: His charred cedar-clad Guest…
Fujimori designed his own residence, the Tanpopo House, in 1995, with volcanic rock siding and grass and dandelions on…
Pairing living flora amidst stark concrete and devoting most of the essential 653-square-foot interior to a garden…
To achieve a level of comfort on a plot wedged between virtually identical prefab houses, the architects brought in a…
Three-year-old Ran Sugiura peers out the front door of her Tokyo home, a concept-driven yet surprisingly livable piece…
The top of the house is dedicated to a dining area and a kitchen outfitted with steel-topped cabinets from Sanwa…
After purchasing a thin, L-shaped lot in Tokyo, Tamotsu Nakada asked architect and friend Koji Tsutsui to create an…
The staircase leads to the living area upstairs.
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