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Japan has just about everything you could want in a country, minus land in big metropolitan areas like Tokyo. Even with the lack of space, these wealthy home owners have concocted some of the coolest home designs you'll ever see. Continue reading for more.

5. Modern Home

Dubbed "Reflection of Mineral" and designed by Japanese architect Yasuhiro Yamashi from Atelier Tekuto, this home measures just 480-square-feet and was designed in such a way that every angle inside brings with it a different view.


4. Toda House

Located in Hiroshima, Japan, the Toda House by Japanese architect Kimihiko Okada is esentially a creative home with a spiral design. Here's what the architect has to say: "The land of this area is developed into platforms forming several levels. The architecture was requested to have a view over the roof of the neighboring house, standing one level lower, and to consider security, for the site is located at the edge of the residential area, and to leave some space for extension when the client opens a small shop in the future."


3. KKC House

According to its designers, the architects at Japan-based no.555, the KKC House "focuses on establishing a level of communication as well as an open communal space for the family members. The sheltered area generated under the body of the house serves as a large multi-functional area for outdoor activities. Read as a pair of linear volumes, the stilted dwelling features hide-away windows which establish a high level of privacy for the domestic space within."


2. The Box

This fascinating design comes from Suga Atelier and it spans approximately 1660-square-feet, all of it enveloped in cedar wood. A light toned wood surrounds the interior from every angle and gives it a sleek and modern appearance, unlike the many dated cabins you see in the states.


1. Jenga

Designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, this Jenga-inspired home, known as the Final Wooden House - is located in Kumamoto, Japan. While it may be a tiny space, it actually holds quite a few people, despite the lack of sprawling square footage that we are used to seeing in some places.









This entry was posted on 12/17/2012 02:30am and is filed under Architechture, Home, Japanese, Top 5 .
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