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post updated 27 Feb 2020

Architectural Designs in Japan

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Japanese Architectural Designs. e-architect cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and competitions across Japan. The focus is on contemporary Japanese buildings but information on traditional Japanese buildings is also welcome.

We have 8 pages of Japanese Architecture selections.

Japanese Architecture : news + key projects

Japanese Buildings : A-D

Japanese Architecture Designs : E-G

Japanese Building Developments : H-I

Japanese Architecture Developments : J-L

Japanese Building Designs : M-N

Japanese Architectural Designs : O-R (this page)

Contemporary Japanese Buildings : S-Z

Japanese Architecture Designs

Architectural Designs in Japan – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Oshikamo House, Toyota, Mikawa, Aichi Prefecture, central Japan
Design: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
Oshikamo House - Japanese Architectural Designs
photograph : Toshiyuki Yano
Oshikamo House – 17 Jan 2012
The lot is located in a residential area and is surrounded by neighboring housings, with a mother’s house on its west. Requests for the house include: encourages the family to spend time together (rather than isolating anyone) / spatial / bright with plenty of natural light.

Ring Around a Tree, Fuji
Design: Tezuka Architects
Fuji Kindergarten
photograph : Katsuhisa Kida
Ring Around a Tree
Ring Around a Tree is a small contribution to a historically complex space. Nearly fifty years ago the zelkova nearly died when it was blown over by a typhoon. Not only did it survive, but the tree has grown so large that two adults cannot clasp hands around its base.

Major Architecture Designs in Japan, alphabetical:

Oki, Home
Design: Nakayama Architects
Japanese house
photo from architect
Japanese house
Nakayama Architects reused and rebuilt the concrete part of the former house and built a completely new building on top of it. In order to make the connection to the second floor as natural as possible, the architects used a slope and this enabled the architecture to let its scene change occasionally.

On the corner, Youkaichi City, Japan
Architects: EASTERN design office
On the corner Japanese Architectural Designs
photograph : Koichi Torimrua
Youkaichi City Apartments

Pagoda – Tower
Design: Ikimono Architects+ others
Pagoda Tower Japanese Architectural Designs
Ikimono Architect.+S.Koase+Maniackers Design
Pagoda Japan

Design: Atelier Tekuto
Parabola house
image : Makoto Yoshida
Parabola house

Prada Store
Design: Herzog and de Meuron
Prada Store Tokyo
picture © James Whitaker 2009
Prada Store Tokyo

Reflection of Mineral
Design: Atelier Tekuto
Tokyo house
photo : Makoto Yoshida
Contemporary Japanese home

Residence in Kishigawa, Wakayama
Design: Mitsutomo Matsunami Architects
Kishigawa House - Japanese Architectural Designs
image : Mitsutomo Matsunami
Kishigawa House

Residence in Matsugaoka, Hyogo
Design: Mitsutomo Matsunami Architects
Residence in Matsugaoka - Japanese Architectural Designs
photo : Mitsutomo Matsunami
Matsugaoka House

Roof on the Hill, Takarazuka, near Osaka
Design: Alphaville
Takarazuka Home
picture : Kai Nakamura
Roof on the Hill

Roomroom, Tokyo
Takeshi Hosaka Architects
RoomRoom Japanese Architectural Designs
photograph : Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.
Itabashi House

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Architecture Designs – O-R, alphabetical:

O Residence, Tokyo, Japan
Kisho Kurokawa

Odate – Hall, Odate Jukai Dome Park
Toyo Ito & Associates

Oita Agricultural Park, Hayami-gun
Toyo Ito & Associates

Okinawa Prefectural Government Headquarters, Okinawa
Kisho Kurokawa

Onobe House, Tokyo, Japan
Simon Conder Associates

Osaka Castle Pavilions – Toilets & Café, Osaka
Shuhei Endo

Osaka International Convention Centre, Osaka
Kisho Kurokawa

Osaka Prefectural Government Offices, Osaka
Kisho Kurokawa

Oshima Time Temple, Oshima, Toyama Prefecture
Benson + Forsyth

Ota-ku Resort Complex, Chisagata-gun
Toyo Ito & Associates

Park Museum City
Ushida Findlay Architects

Pavilion for Art Triennial, Niigata


PMT Building, Nagoya

Toyo Ito & Associates

Polyphony House, Osaka
Ushida Findlay Architects

Reihoku Community Hall
Atelier Hitoshi Abe

The Ring House, Karuizawa, Tokyo

Roof house
Tezuka Architects
see Fuji Kindergarten above page

Rooftecture S – house, Kobe, Osaka
Shuhei Endo

More Japanese Architectural Projects online soon

Location: Japan, eastern Asia

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Buildings / photos for the Japanese Architectural Design page welcome