When I first started to think about concrete in japanese architecture, classics Tadao Ando’s projects like Church of the Light and Koshino House came up in my mind. He is definitely the master of concrete, had a huge importance in modern japanese architecture and still have a significant contribution nowadays. However I choose 3 offices that are not… Read More Concrete

Timber Frame

The wooden structure was brought back from traditional architecture by contemporary architects, the versatility and lightness of this structure allows several uses. The timber frame can be found exposed on facades, on the windows to filter the sun light and in the interior with structure and visual purpose. Dragon Court Village by Eureka Architects | Photography is by Ookura… Read More Timber Frame

Japanese contemporary housing

Residential architecture in Japan is unique, for its minimalist concept, eccentricity and boldness.  Contemporary japanese houses can be very  crazy,  mostly because of young architects are trying to stand out in the country with the most registered architects per capita. I listed bellow 3 firms known for design great houses, and featured 6 beautiful houses. Suppose Design Office Makoto Tanijiri… Read More Japanese contemporary housing

The influence of Japanese constructive tradition on contemporary architecture

Looking at Kengo Kuma and associates projects, it’s possible to see the influence of Japanese constructive tradition on their work. I selected 3 housing projects to analyze, the PC Garden (photo), the Water Cherry and the Incline to forest, all designed by japanese architect Kengo Kuma.  The PC garden house is composed of independent rooms facing the outside,… Read More The influence of Japanese constructive tradition on contemporary architecture