Super narrow 1.8-metre house slotted into Tokyo

A house spanning just the width of a laneway has been slotted into one of Tokyo’s suburbs.

Article Lead - wide998385939giey2nimage.related.articleLeadwide.729x410.gievir.png1437352791349.jpg-620x349This narrow house is on a site just 2.5 metres wide and 11 metres deep. Photo: Toshihiro Sobajima, Architizer

Designed by Japanese firm YUUA Architects & Associates, the 1.8-metre-wide property is nestled on a block just 2.5-metre wide and 11-metre deep.

There are open shelves around the spiral steel staircase and in the kitchen.

There are open shelves around the spiral steel staircase and in the kitchen. Photo: Toshihiro Sobajima, Architizer

It inspires savvy ways to maximise space with skylights, minimalistic interiors, nifty wall storage and open spaces.

The house is constructed with a steel frame and is encased by glass.

To make up for its narrow footprint the building has several levels; some overlapping each other.

Open shelves around the spiral staircase and in the kitchen also help to create a sense of space.

The architects stated on Architizer that the concept of the design was “a house with playfulness where people and cats live happily”.

“In this project, we have considered a house as an aggregation of small places and designed a space where such “places” expanded in various floor levels,” they wrote.

“Floating floors in long and narrow space generate the spatial expanse.”

 

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