Tag Archive: Japan

House in Kashiba by Naoko Horibe

The clients for this small house in Japan had one key wish, a bath with an outside view. To meet that request on a small lot, architect Naoko Horibe designed a courtyard at… Continue reading

Montblanc House | Studio Velocity

The owners of this small family home in Japan wanted a house that would accommodate their family of four as well as their small beauty salon business. A key challenge was to get… Continue reading

A small wooden house in a Kyoto suburb | Kazuya Morita

This small house in a suburb of Kyoto was designed by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio. The house appears ordinary at first glance, with its simple rectangular form and gabled roof, but it was… Continue reading

“Gate”, a small house with a dynamic interior by mihadesign

This small Japanese house is fairly unremarkable on the outside. It is interesting enough with its green metal cladding and inset entry, but not particularly outstanding. Step inside though and the Gate house… Continue reading

House in Chikuzen by Design nico Architects

Most of the small houses from Japan that we’ve looked at so far have been on very small lots in dense urban areas. The architects were faced with maximizing the livability within a… Continue reading

“Life in Spiral” by Hideaki Takayanagi

This small house in Tokyo sits on a tiny lot in a neighborhood of apartment buildings. Because of the small lot size, the only way to get sufficient living area was to build… Continue reading

House In Saitama by Satoru Hirota Architects

The outside of this Japanese home is so nondescript, it could easily be mistaken for a storage shed. Only the erratic window placement on the front facade hints at what is inside. Architect… Continue reading

House in Sanno, a tiny house for a tiny urban lot | Studio NOA

This very small house is located on a tiny lot in Sanno, a neighborhood of Tokyo. The clients, a couple with no children, asked architect Nobuhito Mori of Studio NOA to design a… Continue reading

47% House | Kochi Architect’s Studio

Architects often talk about integrating outdoor spaces with the inside, but rarely do they succeed to the degree that architect Kazuyasu Kochi has here. In this small house, the boundary between inside and… Continue reading

Weekend Fun: Final Wooden House | Sou Fujimoto

“Final Wooden House” is a very small weekend house by architect Sou Fujimoto. Fujimoto’s works are often playful, questioning the basic assumptions of what a house should be. In his take on the… Continue reading

Reflection of Mineral, a small house by Atelier Tekuto

Reflection of Mineral sits like an irregular chunk of quartz dropped onto a Tokyo street corner. Designed by architects Yasuhiro Yamashita and Yoichi Tanaka of Atelier Tekuto, the faceted shape resulted from regulations… Continue reading

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