Yamamoto, Riken

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Yamamoto, Riken (1945– ). Japanese architect. Concerned that the modern Japanese city was becoming more and more disagreeable as an environment, he designed several inward-looking houses with internal courts and high-level terraces. Among his houses may be cited the Yamamoto House (1978), the Fujii House (1982), and the Rotunda (1987), all in Yokohama, the Kubota House, Tokyo (1978), and the Ishii House, Kawasaki (1978). He also designed the Hotakubo Public Housing, Kumamoto (1991), and the Ryokuen-Inter-Junction City, Yokohama (1992–4). His early work was associated with Minimalism.


Progressive Architecture, lxi (1980), 99, 114–17;
Jane Turner (1996)