Modern Japanese Architecture – Exposed Geometric Pattern

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Architecture, Blog, Japanese Architecture

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