Japanese architecture

Ancient Japanese architecture, typified by elevated wooden structures with tiled or thatched roofs, has long inspired contemporary designers, alongside the popularity of zen Buddhism on minimalism today. Contemporary Japanese architecture combines a rich mix of these traditional design practices and western modern aesthetics, with practitioners based all over the world. Here, you’ll find the latest news and features about architecture and design in Japan, and globally. From futuristic micro-houses to expansive courtyards, Junya Ishigami to Kengo Kuma.

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