Kameki and Nobu Tsuchiura

By 1934, when he established his own office, Kameki had built more than 20 homes. In 1935, he built what would become his most famous residential design: his own home in Tokyo. Although it was a modernist white box, it also featured vertical interlocking spaces that owed much to Wright.

Kameki worked in China during WWII, and continued to practice after his return. His postwar design highlights include the International Hall of Tourism in 1954 and Saitama Medical College in 1969.  (KS)