narrow 1.8m house by YUUA architects slotted into tokyo neighborhood narrow 1.8m house by YUUA architects slotted into tokyo neighborhood
jul 14, 2015

narrow 1.8m house by YUUA architects slotted into tokyo neighborhood

narrow 1.8m house by YUUA architects slotted into tokyo neighborhood
photography by sobajima, toshihiro

 

 

 

measuring at a width of 2.5 meters and a depth of 11 meters, this extremely narrow sized property is by japanese firm YUUA architects. despite the size restrictions, the compact ‘1.8m house’ in tokyo has managed to reserve, arrange and maximize the space available to evoke a sense of openess while preserving privacy for the inhabitants and family cat.

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with the skylights, minimalistic interiors and no closed spaces give the feeling of openess

 

 

constructed with a steel frame, the building’s fully glass façade overlooks the street of a quiet neighborhood. divided into several floor levels, there are no closed spaces, therefore each program overlaps the other to generate spatial expanse, allowing the inhabitants to catch different glimpses of various areas withing the property. techniques such as submerged and wall storage, minimalistic interiors accentuate the fluidity of the space. natural daylight and fresh air flows through the openings on the façade and as the space gets deeper, two skylights brightens up the space.

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the dark walls and timber flooring evoke a sense of warmth

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the house has been divided into several levels

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the floors overlap each other

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the bathroom at the core of the space

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steel staircase

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the fully glazed façade faces onto the quiet neighborhood street

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the 1.8m wide house

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