Gallery: Extraordinary Japanese Micro-Home Built From A Grid Of Boxes

photo by Reinhard Hunger for The New York Times
The home's interior spaciousness is enhanced by a well-lit visual grid that creates tremendous depth. The home's walls consist of a series of a boxes measuring 900mm wide × 450mm high × 300mm deep that are bolted together, providing a sturdy support system in this earthquake-prone region.

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  1. nene March 28, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Yamashita is a genius! His architecture is the type that I would like my architectural students to sweat out.

  2. JV October 20, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    There’s no sign of insulation in any other Japanese home, either. In the sveltering summer, people work their AC to the limit, and heat their place up as best they can with some electric radiator in the freezing winter, use a lot of blankets

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  6. materialeye August 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I love it, but there is no sign of any insulation!

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