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

 
Architect Yasuhiro Yamashita, who brought us the Lucky Drops micro-house, displays his playful vision of small-space living in this Cell Brick home located in Tokyo. This fascinating Japanese micro home is built from a series of steel boxes that are stacked like bricks and extended through the interior to provide endless shelving. The tiny lot (not much wider than the crosswalk) holds a two story home with a basement and creates a hypnotic interior that is a joy in form and function. The windows set into the wall’s grid are simply spaces between the boxes.

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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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