Impressive Examples Of Modern Japanese Architecture

Here is a list of some of the most impressive examples of modern Japanese architecture. Japanese architecture has been typified by wooden structures, elevated slightly off the ground, with tiled or thatched roofs. People usually sat on cushions or otherwise on the floor, traditionally; chairs and high tables were not widely used until the 20th century. Since the 19th century, however, Japan has incorporated much of Western, modern, and post-modern architecture into construction and design. In this list, you will see some impressive examples of modern Japanese architecture.

A Japanese manga artist’s house in Tokyo, Japan by Tan Yamanouchi & AWGL

Japanese Kindergarten Built Around A Tree

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tezuka architects

Japanese Architect Created An Unique Forest House For 2 Retired Ladies

This cluster of tent-like structures was designed by Tokyo architect Issei Suma. This 5 tent-like building complex named “Jikka” is located in the Japanese mountains in Shizuoka Prefecture and is inhabited by two retired ladies, their caretaker and a cook. Minimal on the outside, this 100 square metre forest house is fully equipped inside and even features a spiral-shaped indoor pool.

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Issei Suma

Preschool In Japan Collects Rainwater Into Puddles For Kids To Play In

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Youji No Shiro

Ebisu East Gallery In Shibuya, Tokyo

It was designed by Kochi Architect’s studio, in Japan. It is a combination of contemporary architecture and brutalism. Often called the “cracked building” because of its facade, it houses several upscale restaurants within, and a wedding hall.

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Namba Parks In Osaka

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Tiny House In Tokyo

Reflection of Mineral is a “gem” of architecture designed by Atelier Tekuto it is a modern response to the use of minimal space. Sitting at the intersection of two streets, at 44m2 legal conditions and the client’s wish for a roofed garage pushed the architects to explore the limits of minimalist architecture.

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Yasuhiro Yamashita

Sugamo Shinkin Bank In Kawaguchi

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House & Garden, Tokyo

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Ryue Nishizawa

Acros Building In Fukuoka, Japan

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Ribbon Chapel In Hiroshima

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Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP