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post updated 11 Jan 2021

Building Designs in Japan

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Japanese Building Designs. We 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 with links to hundreds of individual properties project pages.

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 (this page)

Japanese Architectural Designs : O-R

Contemporary Japanese Buildings : S-Z

Architectural Designs in Japan

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

Meiso no Mori – funeral hall, Kakamigahara-shi, Gifu
Design: Toyo Ito
Meiso no Mori Municipal Funeral Hall Japanese Building Designs
photo from architect
Meiso no Mori Municipal Funeral Hall

Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano
Design: Toyo Ito
Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre Japanese Building Designs
photo : Hiroshi Ueda
Performing Arts Centre

Musashino Art University Building
Design: Sou Fujimoto Architects
Musashino Art University Japanese Building Designs
photograph from architect
Musashino Art University Building
This library project was designed for one of the distinguished art universities in Japan. It involved designing a new library building and refurbishing the existing building into an art gallery, which will ultimately create a new integration of the Library and the Art Gallery.

Major Architecture Designs in Japan, alphabetical:

Memorial Hall building, Yamaguchi
Design: K.Associates
Yamaguchi building
photo © Hitoyuki Hitai
Yamaguchi building
Although it is an alumni hall, it is a place not just for alumnireunions but also for the discussion of cutting-edge themes in the field of medicine. It houses facilities for conferences, meetings, research seminars and lectures. Students, faculty and employees of the university can also come here to relax.

The Meridian line Ferry Terminal
Design: K.Associates
Akashi Ferry Terminal Japanese Building Designs
photo © Hitoyuki Hitai
Akashi Ferry Terminal
This building is intended to be a terminal for a ferry line linking Awaji Island to the mainland. Functionally, it is quite simple and consists of two spaces: a waiting hall with a ticket counter and toilets and a passageway leading to the gate where tickets are presented before boarding.

Millennium Tower, Tokyo
Design: Foster + Partners
Millennium Tower Tokyo Japanese Building Designs
image : Foster + Partners
Millennium Tower Tokyo
The Millennium Tower in Tokyo presented a timely solution to the social challenges of vast urban expansion and the mixed-use vertical city demonstrated that high-density living can lead to an improved quality of life. Located in a region notorious for hurricane-strength wind forces and earthquakes, the tower’s conical structure is inherently stable.

Mitsumura Office, Kobe-city
Design: Tadashi Suga Architect
Mitsumura Office Japanese Building Designs
photo: Yoshiharu Matsumura
Mitsumura Office

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Tokyo
Design: Tange Associates Architects
Cocoon Tower Tokyo
photo : Koji Horiuchi
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower

Montblanc house, Nagoya city
Design: studio velocity, architects
Montblanc house
photograph from architect
Montblanc house

Mountains & Opening House
Design: EASTERN design office
Mountains & Opening House Japan
photograph : Koichi Torimrua
Mountains & Opening House

Museum of Hiroshige Ando, Batou
Design: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Museum of Hiroshige Ando
image : Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Museum of Hiroshige Ando – no link

Nagoya University Building, central Japan
Iida archiship studio
Nagoya University Building
photo : Ken’ichi Suzuki
Nagoya University Building

Namba Parks, Osaka
The Jerde Partnership
Namba Parks
photo from architects
Namba Parks

Nebuta-no-ie Warasse, north Japan
molo + d/dt Architect + Frank la Rivière Architect
Nebuta-no-ie Warasse
photo : Shigeo Ogawa
Nebuta-no-ie Warasse

Nexus Kashi III, Fukuoka
Martha Schwartz
Nexus Japan
picture © Wade Zimmerman
Nexus Japan

The Number House, Osaka
Mitsutomo Matsunami Architect & Assocs
Hozumidai home
picture from architect
The Number House

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Architecture Designs – M-R, alphabetical:

Magritte’s House, Tokyo
2005
Atelier Tekuto

Matsumoto headquarters, Okayamao

David Chipperfield, Architects

Mid Town Tower, Minato-ku, Tokyo
2007
Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
248m high

Midland Square – tower, Meieki distric, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya

Nikken Sekkei

Mihara Cultural Centre, Mihara, Hiroshima
2007
Maki And Associates

Miki House New Office Building, Osaka, Japan
1985-91
Kisho Kurokawa

Minami Yamashiro Primary School, Kyoto

Richard Rogers Partnership

Miyagi Stadium, Rifu, nr Sendai
2008
Atelier Hitoshi Abe

Mode-Gakuen Spiral Towers, Nagoya City
2008
Nikken Sekkei Ltd

Monsoon Restaurant, Sapporo, Japan
1990
Zaha Hadid Architects

Monument to Time, Oshima

Benson & Forsyth Architects

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Gluckman Mayner

Moriyama House – housing, Tokyo
2005
Ryue Nishizawa

Mukogawa Women’s University, Nishinomiya City
2008
Nikken Sekkei Ltd

Museum, Tokyo, Japan

David Chipperfield, Architects

Museum of Hiroshige Ando, Batou
2000
Kengo Kuma & Associates

Museum of Natural Science, Niigata

Tezuka Architects

Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya
1983-87
Kisho Kurokawa

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
1970-72
Kisho Kurokawa

Nara City Museum of Photography, Nara
1989-91
Kisho Kurokawa

National Bunraku Theater, Osaka, Japan
1979-83
Kisho Kurokawa

National Gallery in Tokyo, Roppongi, Tokyo
2000-05
Kisho Kurokawa

National Gymnasium, Yoyogi Park, Tokyo
1961-64
Kenzo Tange

The National Institute for Japanese Language, Tachikawa, Tokyo
2004
Maki And Associates

National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
1973-77
Kisho Kurokawa

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
1959
Le Corbusier

Natural Ellipse – House, Tokyo
2003
Endoh Design House

Natural Illuminance – House, Tokyo
1999
Endoh Design House

Natural Science Museum
2004
Tezuka Architects

Natural Slats – House, Tokyo
2002
Endoh Design House

Natural Strips – House, Shibuya, Tokyo
2005
Endoh Design House + MIAS, Tokyo

Nexus Housing, Fukuoka
1991
Rem Koolhaas Architect / OMA

N-Project Gasoline Station, Nagano
1992
Klein Dytham Architect

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