17.5 sqm modern tiny house built on tiny land parcel just about 34.27 sqm. What the…! I know, crazy, isn’t it? This modern tiny house has building area which covers only half of the tiny parcel. Well, in dense areas in Tokyo, Japan, where lot of small houses exist on tiny parcels, the unconventional architectural concept of this micro house is considerable. Half of empty space actually has its own benefits, such as for better natural light inside the house for healthy living space, bring more green for the area because its owner can built garden or maybe herbs and vegetable garden, create natural playground for their children, not just as a car park area.
I said micro house because although this single family house has architecture design as miniature of skyscraper building (because it’s vertical construction and rectangular shape, also exterior appearance), this contemporary small house only has 67.34 total floor area. This narrow house has four-story floor level plus basement. The basement is for bedroom. Ground floor is entrance area. The entrance area only occupied quarter of floor, the rest is void for bedroom air and light ventilation. First floor is for living-dining-kitchen area. Second floor is spare room utilize as children playroom. Third floor is for bathroom and outdoor terrace to enjoy the sparkling city of Tokyo. The uniqueness concept is the bathroom has triangle volume as the result of diagonal slicing, same as the terrace. So, what do you think about this small house plan layout? I want to know because the interior layout seems unusual, isn’t it. But if you are living in Japan, the interior plan is considerable.Anyway, the concept, door-like shutter opening, bathroom and rooftop terrace must be great architectural element inspiration for you, right?
The interior design of this modern tiny house is really modest. Whiteness backdrop combined with wooden floor as ceiling and wooden furniture. To save space, spiral staircase applied. Beside entrance, there are two openings. First is huge glass wall at living-dining-kitchen and half of spare room. Second is huge shutter opening like huge door at living-dining-kitchen (the opposite side of wall). Architects: Unemori Architects.