Mounds of surplus soil form walls in Japanese house by ADX

Architect studio ADX made a feature of the soil excavated from the building site of this Minamisōma home, Soil House, created for a client who was displaced by the 2011 Japan earthquake. The owner of Soil House in Fukushima Prefecture had to move to temporary housing...

READ & Architects builds retirement house that doubles as a vacation home in Japanese mountain town

This house near Japan’s Mount Asama was designed by READ & Architects for a couple starting their retirement, but it can also be used as a vacation home by their children and grandchildren. Located in Karuizawa, a resort town in the mountains of Nagano...

Yukawa Design Lab’s Margin House is built around a multipurpose atrium with a tree

Japanese architect Kohei Yukawa has designed a house for himself and his family in a suburb of Osaka, featuring flexible living spaces arranged around a double-height atrium with a tree at its centre. Yukawa, co-founder of Yukawa Design Lab, designed the Margin House...

Apollo Architects & Associates creates multi-generational home with walled-in garden

Apollo Architects & Associates has designed a family home with a walled-in garden that houses two generations under one roof and aims to blend indoor and outdoor living. Tokyo-based architecture studio Apollo Architects & Associates replaced an existing home...