As a new book and exhibition explore the magic of the Japanese home, BBC Designed explores some of the nation's most unusual and beautiful modern residences. The exhibition, Japan-ness: Architecture and Urbanism in Japan since , at the Centre Pompidou-Metz an interesting structure in itself designed by Shigeru Ban will run until January 8, exploring seven decades of Japanese architecture. As well as models for inventive urban development projects, it also features more than a dozen funky contemporary homes. This includes a community-housing project made from a cluster of tent-like structures designed to provide meals and accommodation for elderly residents. Jikka was completed in by architect Issei Suma.
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Our home is hand crafted using traditional Japanese techniques, and offers many places to relax and enjoy the views inside and out. We hope our guests enjoy the serenity and beauty of our home and land as much as we do. There are many varieties of trees on the grounds, visited by countless birds. A 15 minute drive from the Seattle ferry, we think it is the perfect escape from city hustle, or the ideal launch pad for Bainbridge Island and Kitsap county exploration. View Photos.
By Richard Seireeni with Scott Fileds. Sustainable companies benefit from a community built on truth, transparency and the free exchange of information. I was watching this very funny video showing six Japanese wrestlers tear down a traditional Japanese house with their bare hands. It got me thinking about all those vacant lots and empty houses I see in Tokyo and the shiny new homes replacing the newly old. For in Japan, the typical city home doesn't last long — less than 14 years on average during the Bubble Period.
Three internal courtyards in a timber-clad bungalow designed by Osaka-based practice Arbol in Akashi, Japan , provide space for growing food and drying clothes. Apollo Architects and Associates has designed Umber, a house in Tokyo clad in black aluminium-zinc alloy coated steel with a hidden courtyard. A simple gabled form clad in corrugated metal encloses a porous series of internal and exterior spaces at this house near Tsukimiyama Station in Kobe by Tato Architects. Japanese architecture practice CAPD have completed Umi — a simple, white house in Tokushima prefecture overlooking the sea with a large, deep-set window and terrace.