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.
N/A - Site Built
Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan