Dezeen’s top ten: Japanese projects

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Dezeen's top ten: we're off to Tokyo next week for Tokyo Designers Week and to get us in the mood, here's a roundup of the most popular stories on Dezeen about Japanese architecture and design.  In first place is a house in Nakana, Tokyo, built at 63.02° to the road (above) and designed by Schemata Architecture Office.

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2. A tea house made out of paper and cardboard, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

3. Images from ©MURAKAMI, a retrospective exhibition of work by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles last year.

4. Hono light by Japanese brand Metaphys, seen at Tokyo Designers Week 2007, which is "ignited" by touching it with a magnetic match and extinguished by blowing on it.

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5. Tama Art University Library in Tokyo by Toyo Ito.

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6. Parabola House, a family home in Tokyo designed by Japanese architect Yasuhiro Yamashita of Atelier Tekuto.

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7. NE apartments, a block of eight apartments for motorcycle enthusiasts in Tokyo designed by Japanese architects Yuji Nakae, Akiyoshi Takagi and Hirofumi Ohno.

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8. New buildings at the Vitra Campus at Weil am Rhein in Germany by Japanese architects SANAA.

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9. A hillside studio-house in Ushimado, Japan, by Tezuka Architects.

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10. Kuro - a house in Fukui city, Japan, by architect Takuya Hosokai and Hiromasa Mori.

That’s it for now; another top ten next month.

See also:

Dezeen's top ten: student projects (September 2008)

Dezeen’s top ten: interiors (August 2008)

Dezeen’s top ten: stories with most comments (June 2008)

Dezeen’s top ten: Milan 2008 (April 2008)

Dezeen’s top ten: houses (March 2008)

Dezeen’s top ten skyscrapers (February 2008)

Top ten Dezeen stories from December 2007

Most popular stories during our first twelve months

  • http://00 zuy

    i love a lot a japonese designers …and architectes but here its’ mostly architectes …
    Are you sure Hono light by Japanese brand Metaphys is the most popular design project ? Nothing else?

  • http://00 zuy
  • benja

    Zuy, toward the end of the video in the link you posted was a rather innovative looking rubber, do you have any more info about them? Are they on sale?

  • One

    Wonderful. Japanese architects are the best in this situation in this scale.

    I am beggining to become more and more confused about their car design…

  • Red8

    Wonderful designs, I hope to design amazing bldgs. I’m an architect too….