Living Slim: Narrow House Design In Japan

An almost impossibly narrow house in Japan efficiently utilizes limited interior space, offering a vision of comfortable living in a more crowded future.



Attention Tiny House nation fans, your fantasies of cozy and efficient living have come true – in Japan! A startlingly narrow house boasting a mere 594 square feet of living space may seem an impossibility but once inside, it’s obvious there’s more to this house than what first meets the eye.



Designed by Mizuishi Architects Atelier, the house is situated on a triangular plot wedged between a river and a road.



“It was a novel site of a limited area,” explains lead architect Kota Mizuishi. “Since a river was faced through a bank and a promenade, I would like to design various relations with the river.”