Ten incredible Japanese houses

VISTA House by Apollo Architects & Associates

On The Corner by Eastern Design Office

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

Over the weekend, I came across this nice list compiled by the nice folks at Frame Publishers. As I scrolled through the wonky, urban houses I thought that so many were worth posting, I might as well post about the entire list. In describing the menagerie of houses, Lydia Parafianowicz says that Japanese houses are “quirky, modern and often unexpected.” I couldn’t say it better myself, except to add that some of the unexpected forms are thanks to Japanese architects’ skills to hone and articulate a kind of site-specific intuition.

Click here to see the full list.

March 19, 2012 / By