Gallery: Room Room: Window-Studded Tokyo Mini Home Facilitates Communic...

Takeshi Hosaka Architects were tasked with improving a cramped existing house on an awkward and crowded Tokyo lot, so they pulled a bit of a magic trick by designing an even more useful and appealing home. The resulting "Room Room" house is a perforated cube full of small windows, skylights and opening between floors that provide both light and access points for the family to communicate both verbally and through sign language. The mini space still maintains privacy on the busy corner lot, but thanks to an abundance of windows and a roof deck the home avoids felling cramped.

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