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101+ Best & Modern Japanese Style House Design Ideas

A modern Japanese-style house is, first of all, long roof overhangs, maximum openness of small interior space, and mega practicality of using every square meter of space. Presented by SAI Architectural Design Office, the house is a prime example of the Japanese minimalist style in reality.

Large roof overhangs and open spaces are the main features of a modern Japanese-style home

modern japanese style house



Exposed elements of roof building structures are often used to combine multiple spaces and create a visually larger space.


The maximum efficiency of using each square meter of space for storage and household needs is one of the main features of a modern house in the Japanese style.

The use of natural materials in the cladding of walls and ceilings, and the use of wood in its natural color easily create a warm and comfortable atmosphere for your home.

Images by Norihito Yamauchi

Practicality and environmental friendliness of a Japanese-inspired house design

A modern Japanese-style house is a fairly practical and convenient solution for Eastern culture. The object of the architectural bureau Shinta Hamada Architects is a compact, open, and spacious country cottage with relevant solutions even for a European.

modern japanese style house

Let’s consider the main features of such housing, and why it can be regarded as universal in the context of convenience.

The first native Japanese element to catch the eye here was the massive roof of the building. Now Europeans have chosen this technique in architecture.

modern japanese style house

The fact is that this form of roof allows you to make large sheds around the perimeter of the building, improving the microclimate. This provides a connection between the interior space and the landscape. In addition, awnings protect from the scorching sun, form a canopy, under which you can equip a covered terrace for outdoor recreation.

modern japanese style house

Natural, safe materials prevail in a modern Japanese-style house – this is also a feature of the traditional architecture of the land of the rising sun. And if earlier a European would have been more inclined to brick and concrete, now in the context of suburban housing, wood, glass, open and light structures are preferred.

modern japanese style house

This is typical, even if the basis is monolithic construction technology. All surfaces are finished with natural wood.

modern japanese style house

The simplicity of a Japanese contemporary house

Laconic form and space with some understatement have become trendy ideas that Europeans have been chasing lately. In this regard, simple and visually unfinished architecture, and the design of Japanese houses are increasingly becoming common among the representatives of Europe.

modern japanese style house

In this house, the tendency of elementary news is visible. The square building emphasizes rationality and there is nothing superfluous. Four living rooms are located around a common social space. All bedrooms are quite private, but at the same time have direct contact with the living room.

modern japanese style house

At the same time, a modern Japanese-style home should be tasteful. This means that, while being laconic and simple, the building has a pleasant atmosphere, comfort – you want to live here. This can only be achieved by maintaining a certain style. But it is important that a sense of calmness, reliability and silence prevail here.

ArchitectsShinta Hamada Architects
ImagesKen’ichi Suzuki 

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