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japan architecture (dis)function

For a while now Ive been noticing how Japanese urban rules seem so different from Portuguese, or even Western ones. I have decided to catalogue them!

japan architecture (dis)function

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House for an Ophthalmologist, Suginami Ward, Tokyo, Japan by Apollo Architects and Associates

House in Goido, Japan by Fujiwaramuro Architects: just lovely! the colors, the materials, the light...if this house doesn't make your life slightly better I'll loose my faith in the power of architecture...

fujiwaramuro architects: house in goido

FLAG house, tokyo by apollo architects and associates: Japanese concept of privacy is non-existent according to Western standards...

House in Yamasaki, Hyogo, Japan by Tato architects: cute :D

Tokyo Apartment, Japan by Sou Fujimoto architects: you have to be joking!

Pit house, Hiroshima, Japan by UID architects

alphaville: W-window house, Tokyo, Japan: I regularly wonder: do they really never fall down the stairs? Doesn't the sound of the rain in the metal roof bother them?

HouseT, Tokyo, Japan by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects: I don't think I can count with all the fingers in my body the amounts of Portuguese legislation rules this house is breaking! Life's not fair...

miurashin architect + associates: 43base, downtown Tokyo

House S by Suga Atelier - WTF this is a protective wall, not a house! Is the urban landscape that ugly so that you cant have one single window viewing the outside?

House NA, Tokyo by Sou Fujimoto - Im guessing there are no specific safety rules in Japan!

IWM house, Osaka, Japan by Urban Architecture Office

urban architecture office: IWM house

Rouge, Tokyo, Japan by Apollo architects

apollo architects and associates: rouge

Sasao House, Tokyo, Japan by Klein Dytham architecture

klein dytham architecture: sasao house

House in Miyayamadai, Osaka, Japan by Shogo Aratani architect

Double Helix House Tokyo, Japan by Onishimaki+Hyakudayuki architects

House in Aoto, Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan by High Land Design

Light Stage House, Hiroshima, Japan by Future Studio

Boxhouse 140, Kunitachi, Japan by Kazuiko Namba+Kai Workshop

Boxhouse 134, Tokyo, Japan, by Kazuhiko Namba+Kai Workshop


House in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan by Yoritaka Hayashi architects

Shelton´s House, Tokyo, Japan by Intentionallies

Urban Hut, Downtown Tokyo, Japan by Takehiko Nez architects

Cabin-et house, Hirai, Japan byTomohiro Tanaka architect atelier