While small single-family houses fill the portfolio of most Japanese architects, studios are also getting a chance to build on a larger scale, where they compete against the design and construction service provided by large construction companies. This selection of highlights from recent non-residential projects in Japan demonstrates an architectural flair for spatial and technical innovations, rather than an emphasis on tradition. Nonetheless, this is work that requires skilled craftsmanship, resulting in immaculate explorations of crystal-clear concepts finished with perfect details.

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