A Tiny House in Tokyo Inspired by the Park Across the Street

This house in Tokyo sits on a tiny plot of land—just 27 square meters—and it's squeezed in between two other buildings. But it happens to sit across the street from a park, and the architect was inspired to design everything in the building around that fact. The living room has a huge window that looks directly at the trees, while the walls are exactly the right size to crop out any sight of the street. A loft at the back faces the park, too, and open stairs offer another view. Despite the diminutive size, it doesn't seem that cramped inside. And I'd take easy access to a park over more space any day.

Images by Koichi Tomura courtesy of anotherAPARTMENT

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