Anyone who has ever been to Japan and spent time with the Japanese will know that their definition of odd is very different from ours…..
The Wall Street Journal has finally caught on to Tokyo’s “impossibly skinny houses” phenomenon (Remember that 10-foot-wide “lantern” home? And that 9.8-foot-wide wall house? Plus the thinnest “Flatiron building” ever?) Anyway, in a new piece marveling over these skinny structures, the paper profiles a radical Tokyo house that spreads its main living sections over a three-story volume that’s just five feet wide. The house, designed by Japanese architect Osamu Nishida, sits on a plot that measures 12 feet wide by 27 feet deep and technically has another few feet of space in the form of an even narrower volume for staircases. But does that really count if getting to it means having to go across an uncovered walkway every time?
More here – Curbed
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