1.8 Meter House by YUUA

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Tokyo, Japan

Produced
Tokyo, Japan

Located
Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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1.8 Meter House by YUUA

Lessons in narrow housing designs from Tokyo, Japan

Architect Madoka Aihara of YUUA Architects makes the most out of a narrow alley with the 1.8 Meter House, which is 1.8 meters wide inside (or 5 ft 9 inches), fitting 866 square feet (80.42 sq. meters) across four stories. Built in 2015, the house is built for one family. In Tokyo, the majority of the city has grown up and out on former rice paddies, land that has been held in families for generations and sliced into ever-thinner parcels – the minimum lot width is now 2 meters (or 6.2 feet). With one of the highest densities of any major city in the world (12k people/square mile vs. LA’s 8k or San Diego’s 4k), every space is valued – no plot of land, not even the smallest sliver is wasted.

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Tokyo, Japan
2015
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N/A - Site Built
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1 units

1 bedrooms

4 stories
Midrise

239 SF
Footprint

866
Total SF

218
SF/Occupant

 

Proposal Origins


Designed
Tokyo, Japan

Produced
Tokyo, Japan

Located
Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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