‘House in Horinouchi’ – Suginami, Tokyo MIZUISHI Architect Atelier
site area: 52.14 m2
building area: 29.07 m2
total floor area: 55.24 m2
Most of us would have difficulty visualizing what a 52m2 (570sq ft) building lot looks like. Think 7 metres x 7 metres (22′ x 22′). Now turn it into a triangle, add some building code challenges and then put a home for three on it! It certainly challenges Western thinking, doesn’t it?
By avoiding the use of internal walls and also adding vertical interest, this home achieves a sense of space much greater than its physical attributes.
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