It’s said not to judge a book by its cover. The same goes for houses – especially this tiny one in Japan!
Tokyo is one of the world’s most overcrowded cities, the land is expensive, and it is always challenging to find and buy an ideal plot. So, building houses on difficult patches of land is not uncommon. At the same time, such challenges encourage Japanese architects to create impressive and ingenious buildings.
Mizuishi Architects Atelier designed this Narrow House; the 594-square-foot house is based on a triangular site between a river and a road. It looks really small from the outside, yet it is surprisingly more spacious from the inside than you’d expect.
The narrow triangular house has two floors, with the bedroom on the first floor, the kitchen and living room on the second, plus a little family playroom on a mezzanine level accessible by a ladder. All the walls are painted white, which makes the whole place look more spacious and light. Check out some pics below!
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