It never ceases to amaze us how creative Japanese designers adapt some of the world's most awkward plots of land. Case in point: with only 52 square meters of triangular space to work with, Mizuishi Architect Atelier still managed to create a beautiful, light-filled, spacious home for a small family in Tokyo. It has a vanilla-colored base and a pitched roof clad in chocolate-colored panels that narrows down to an eye-catching point on one end of the home.
It never ceases to amaze how well the Japanese designers adapt to some of the most awkward plots of land on earth
It is mostly open plan, which extends the feeling of spaciousness
The Horinouchi House in Tokyo is a sterling example of excellent space management
The home is a double storey structure on a small triangular plot
The home is flanked on either end with a lot of windows
Skylights are cut out of the roof - creating plenty of daylighting
The upper loft area is a communal area
Notice how well-lit and spacious this home appears on the inside
The home has a vanilla-colored base and the pitched roof is clad in chocolate-colored metal panels
If we all used space like the Japanese, there'd be more of it to go around
Horinouchi House by Mizuishi Architects Atelier
Triangular-shaped structures are not uncommon in Japan since space on the island is very limited. Although they look tiny and restricted on the outside, these homes are often incredibly spacious, and the double story Horinouchi house is no exception.