Living Slim: Narrow House Design In Japan

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An almost impossibly narrow house in Japan efficiently utilizes limited interior space, offering a vision of comfortable living in a more crowded future.

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Attention Tiny House nation fans, your fantasies of cozy and efficient living have come true – in Japan! A startlingly narrow house boasting a mere 594 square feet of living space may seem an impossibility but once inside, it’s obvious there’s more to this house than what first meets the eye.

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Designed by Mizuishi Architects Atelier, the house is situated on a triangular plot wedged between a river and a road.

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“It was a novel site of a limited area,” explains lead architect Kota Mizuishi. “Since a river was faced through a bank and a promenade, I would like to design various relations with the river.”