Super skinny 4-meter-wide home is squeezed between buildings in Tokyo

August 4, 2016 by  
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Located in Shibuya, the skinny 70-square-meter family home is clad in horizontal metal panels for a smart utilitarian appearance. A large volume is cut out from the front of the building to form a shaded porch leading to a recessed front door. Windows punctuate all sides of the home to let in natural light and ventilation, while the rooftop offers access to a private outdoor space. Related: Super skinny Horinouchi House might be the most efficient use of space ever To make the narrow building’s four-meter-wide width feel as spacious as possible, the architects minimized wall dividers and used slight level changes to demarcate different rooms. In the second floor’s open-plan common area, for example, the living room is separated from the dining room and kitchen area by a few stairs. All walls are painted white to reflect light and, aided by two skylights , bring natural light deep into the home. A spiral staircase connects all three floors, from the ground level with the master bedroom to the top floor with two capsule bedrooms and a bathroom. + Atelier HAKO Architects Via Dezeen Images via Atelier HAKO Architects , by URBAN ARTS/Shinsuke Kera

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Super skinny 4-meter-wide home is squeezed between buildings in Tokyo

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