A Minimal Narrow House By Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates


Located in the city of Okazaki, Japanese architecture studio Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates designed a minimal house on a small property of only 3 meters x 21 meters. To incorporate the two-story structure into its surrounding area, the architects went for a rectangular shape with high ceilings, which enables an airy feeling. Additionally, the design features green spaces like a small garden inside as well as a terrace on the second floor. On the concept behind it, the architects say: “By overlapping multiple uses on one space, efficiency of floor space is improved. Corridor as desk space, inner garden as dining or guest room, and so on. This narrow and long building that could be described as all lines of flow is designed as a functional, effective and liberating space by applying these operations.”

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