8 Distinct Ways of Living in Japan
Size doesn't matter when these homes push the conventions of building and living in Japan.
Japanese Soaking Tubs
For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular...
Compact Wooden Home in Japan
A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.
Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery
In our September 2011 Japan Style issue (now on newsstands!) we showcase a plethora of Japanese-influenced houses as well as...
A Guide to Japanese Iced Coffee
Is Japanese-style iced coffee better than other...
A Sleek Resort in a Japanese National Park Reinterprets Tradition
Located in Ise-Shima National Park, Amanemu suggests a modern interpretation of traditional Edo-period farmhouses.
Japan Relief: Designs to Inspire
One of the most devastating crises to hit Japan in over 60 years, the March earthquake and tsunami left the country shocked,...
Lomography Loves Japan
Amid the flurry of creative efforts towards Japan fund-raising comes this latest offering: Lomography Loves Japan, a fleet of...
Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a...
10 Ultra-Modern Homes in Japan
Japanese culture is said to share a close and harmonious relationship with nature.
Minimal Home on a Narrow Plot in Japan
A Japanese architect creates multi-use miracles with a home just wider than a big rig.
Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban
The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module...
A Brazilian Home With a Touch of Japanese Zen
Designed with two parallel wings separated by a shallow pool, this striking São Paulo residence is lined with rows of timber...
Small Box Home with Black Metal Facade in Japan
Drawing on an inherited plot of land, his father’s steel company, and his brother-in-law’s architectural know-how, Motoshi...
Finn Juhl Design Hotel Opens in Nagano, Japan
The first-ever getaway decorated entirely in Finn Juhl furniture is nestled at the base of one of the most popular skiing...
Stay in a Historic Japanese Townhouse in Kyoto That Was Saved From Ruin
In order to save a Meiji-period machiya in Kyoto's Higashiyama District, four friends pooled together their resources and had the...
Architect Spotlight: 12 Works by Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma
Having recently completed his first U.S. public commission in Portland—and with the stadium for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo...
8 Japanese-Inspired Spaces We Love
The small archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has had a big influence on architects and designers across the globe, from São Paulo...
Small Space Live/Work Box Home in Japan
This flower shop, art gallery, and home for two looks like the simplest of cubes.
A Green House in Japan Sets the Stage for Family Time
This single-family home in Himeji, Japan was built with three daughters, two dogs, and lush, green exteriors in mind.

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