Category: japanese

YSD Architects. House N. Tokyo. Japan. photos: Nobuki Taoka

YSD Architects. House N. Tokyo. Japan. photos: Nobuki Taoka

YSD Architects. House N. Tokyo. Japan. photos: Nobuki Taoka

YSD Architects. House N. Tokyo. Japan. photos: Nobuki Taoka

手技TEWAZA「京指物」kyo-sahimono joinery. video: youtube: 伝統工芸 青山スクエア

手技TEWAZA「京指物」kyo-sahimono joinery. video: youtube: 伝統工芸 青山スクエア

Tokyo’s impermanent skinny house made to age well with…

Tokyo’s impermanent skinny house made to age well with owners by -video: Kirsten Dirksen/ youtube 

Inheritance taxes on land in Japan means plots often get smaller as they are passed on. This “divide and sell” phenomenon in Tokyo translates into some very tiny home sites. When architects Masahiro and Mao Harada were tasked with creating a home on a lot only 2 meters (6.5 feet) wide at its narrowest point, they chose to interpret small as “near” and use the small scale to their advantage…    

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P.D.S Architects. 山下邸. Japan. photos: P.D.S Architects

P.D.S Architects. 山下邸. Japan. photos: P.D.S Architects