In a new weekly review I will cover how we do small in cities around the world. This is how we do. Small. Tokyo.
Photo Credit: Takao Shiotsuka
For me personally, an architect, designing small homes suggests a new direction in the relationship between people and the environment, and, on a wider scale, the future of the home. The small house is, in a sense, an experiment that permits us to pursue the creation of a complementary relationship with our surroundings.
Photo Credit: Fuse Atelier
Photo Credit: Junpei Architects
Conceptually, these are just so incredibly awesome. Functionally, I can’t help thinking I would be INCREDIBLY cramped in such a space and I do small very well.
Makes you think, though, about what sort of minimalist efficiency and comfort one could get out of modest suburban/near-urban acreage with a few stories and functionally integrated design.