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.”
Situated in Horinouchi, a town in Japan’s northeastern Niigata prefecture, the property may be triangular in shape but thanks to architect Kota Mizuishi’s visionary design, the resident family of three (a couple and their young daughter) are still able to live quite comfortably.
“The building is in the form of an acute angle, part of a triangle plan derived from the site,” adds Mizuishi. “Furthermore, the design…