Modern Japanese Architecture – Exposed Geometric Pattern

Did you know that modern Japanese architecture was contemporary with, or even was going ahead of, American and European counterparts? There was much both-way communication and architectural developments between West and East in early 21st century, about which I will write in this blog sometime soon.

Yet here I would like to start introducing some examples of Japanese modern architecture from early to mid-century.

I love Horiguchi’s work for their sensitive lines. This Kikkawa House is unique to express Japanese-like geometric pattern, yet was made with reinforced conctrete.

Kikkawa House, 1930, Tokyo, by Horiguchi Sutemi