mitsuhiro shoji completes a 47 sqm two-level apartment in shanghai

mitsuhiro shoji completes a 47 sqm two-level apartment in shanghai

uchida shanghai has completed a very small residential area of 47 square meters in shanghai, china. the concept was to acquire the spatial richness as well as secure the maximum storage space for a family to live.

uchida shanghai completes a 47 sqm two-level apartment in shanghai designboom
all images © kenta hasegawa



most of the furniture was custom-made to make the space feel free and sophisticated. the main materials were primitive — bamboo, laminated wood and iron — while their combination makes you feel the atmosphere of the modern shanghai city.



the small space has two levels — the first floor hosts communal areas, while the bedroom and a tatami room are located upstairs. although uchida shanghai is a china-based studio, its design focuses on traditional japanese approach, so the use of tatami is a typical move in the architects’ work.


uchida shanghai completes a 47 sqm two-level apartment in shanghai designboom




uchida shanghai completes a 47 sqm two-level apartment in shanghai designboom








project info:


name: small house in shanghai

design: mitsuhiro shoji, uchida shanghai

area: 47 sqm

main materials: bamboo, steel

location: shanghai, china

photography: kenta hasegawa


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edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • Beautifully done. Somehow, I see slat walls a calming rather than confining.


    Jimmy Xi says:

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