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This Tokyo-based family owns a house that can shrink to one-third of its current size

Japanese architects are known, the world over, for their ingenious and incredibly innovative designs. Previously, we talked about a number of skinny home designs that optimize the limited available space, without compromising on comfort and convenience. Built by local architectural firm Starpilots, Housecut is the residence-cum-office of a Tokyo-based family. As its name suggests, this…


Japan’s Shinkoji Temple exemplifies the juxtaposition of tradition and modernity

Located in Minami-ku, in the Japanese city of Nagoya, the Shinkoji Temple is emblematic of the subtle, yet beguiling, juxtaposition of the old and the new; of tradition and modernity. Constructed by Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio, the temple upholds the intricacies of Buddhist architecture, while at the same time embracing contemporary building techniques. Furthermore, the…