Ryuichi Ashizawa uses traditional techniques to control climate at house on Okinawa Island

Large eaves and a metal-mesh canopy that will eventually be covered with plants help to shade the interiors of this concrete house on Japan’s Okinawa Island. Osaka-based studio Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects designed the house called Ma of Wind for a plot in a residential area southwest of the 14th-century Shuri Castle, on the island in the

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ISSHO Architects uses timber frames to create typhoon-resistant house on a tropical island

A wooden framework extending radially towards the edges of this house in Japan’s Okinawa region ensures views in all directions through external walls made entirely of glass. Tokyo studio ISSHO Architects designed the Shinminka house for a plot surrounded by trees and vegetation in Motobu, on the northern part of Okinawa Island. The architects sought to develop

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1100 Architect elevates concrete house above a bluff on a tiny Japanese island

This beachside house on Japan’s Ikema Island is perched on a concrete base to ensure the living spaces inside enjoy an optimal view of the East China Sea. The holiday home was designed by New York- and Frankfurt-based firm 1100 Architect for a plot on the 2.6-square-kilometre dot of land, which is connected to the

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John Pawson completes bright white holiday home on Japan’s Okinawa island

This clifftop holiday home by British designer John Pawson presents white windowless facades to its guests, but at the rear large windows and a roof terrace face towards the sea (+ slideshow). Pawson’s London-based studio designed Okinawa House for a family who spend most of the year in Tokyo, but want to escape to the island of Okinawa during summer and winter holidays. More

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House in Tomigusuku by Rhythmdesign features 36 openings across three facades

A grid of near-identical doors and windows punctures all three visible facades of this seemingly cube-shaped house in Okinawa by architecture studio Rhythmdesign (+ slideshow). Named House in Tomigusuku, the three-storey house accommodates a family living just outside Nara – the main city in Japan’s southernmost prefecture. Fukaya-based Rhythmdesign – whose past projects include a house where […]

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