10 Japanese-themed interiors from Dezeen's Pinterest boards
A London house extension with a sunken, Japanese-style bath recently won this year's Don't Move, Improve! competition, so we've picked the best 10 interiors from our Pinterest boards that borrow styles from Japanese homes.
Clay House, UK, by Simon Astridge
Architect Simon Astridge layered the walls of this London apartment with rough clay to give it an unfinished appearance typical of Japanese homes, and added a bathing area with tatami matting.
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Sunken Bath Studio, UK, by Studio 304
A glazed bathroom featuring a sunken bath with garden views was added to this London flat by Studio 304, who wanted to create a space for Japanese ritual bathing.
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Southern Sunshine Home, Taiwan, by HAO Design
This family home in Taiwan features an entrance that references old Japanese structures, allowing residents to sit and enjoy expansive garden views. The original entrance has been converted into a raised washitsu room.
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Weekend House, Belgium, by GAFPA
This Japanese-inspired weekend retreat designed by GAFPA for a woodland site in northern Belgium features a slender spiral staircase and inexpensive plywood walls.
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Cross Stitch House, Australia, by FMD Architects
Slender lengths of timber stitch together this narrow Melbourne house and its garden extension, leading one reader to comment that "even the Japanese" would be proud of its internal joinery.
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Apartment in Moscow, Russia, by M17
Traditional Japanese interiors and natural landscapes influenced the design of this Moscow apartment, which local studio M17 renovated for a client interested in Zen Buddhism.
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Bathing Bikou, Netherlands, by Hanna Maring
Timber-framed screens in colours that reference sunset and sunrise create a Japanese feel inside this Amsterdam hotel room by Hanna Maring, which also features a large wooden bathtub.
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Annis Road, UK, by Scenario Architecture
This blackened-wood extension in Hackney for a young Japanese couple features a dedicated walkway for cats and a private room for reading and relaxing.
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Yasuragi, Sweden, by White Arkitekter
Traditional Japanese decoration is paired with raw concrete and pine-clad walls inside this hotel near Stockholm by local firm White Arkitekter, who incorporated the seigaiha pattern onto the wallpaper.
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Casa Bulcke, Chile, by Cristian Hrdalo
Perforated panels of weathering steel protect this concrete house in Chile by Cristian Hrdalo from sunlight and are reminiscent of shoji screens used to create private spaces in Japan.
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