The only plot of land you can afford that bit left over on the edge of a street? No problem! This building is sandwiched between a road and a river embankment, and might otherwise have eventually become little more than a parking space had this house’s clever designers not come along.
In this consumerist culture of ours, it seems like the never-ending scramble to acquire more and bigger worldly goods and possessions is becoming increasingly futile as economic issues tend to scupper every attempt we make at achieving those perhaps impossible ideals. It’s no wonder, then, that people are increasingly turning to minimalism and simplicity in their lives and in their homes. The Japanese aesthetic concept of wabi-sabi extols the virtues of living a life that is simple, rustic and close to nature and we’ve been seeing elements of this start to crop up increasingly in the west, with the recent adoption of tiny, eco-friendly houses providing a possible alternative to an energy-guzzling modern pile of bricks.
This Japanese house designed by the brilliant architects at Mizuishi Architects Atelier fits a family of three in a 594-square-foot home on an abnormally shaped property.
This planned obsolescence has made resulted in an increased demand for Japanese architects. There are 2.5 architects per 1,000 residents in Japan, while the United States has only .33 architects per every 1,000 residents.
The architects at Mizuishi Architects Atelier have done an incredible job making a deceptively amazing tiny house!
It may look like something you might wish you could build as a spectacular playhouse for your kids, but with a little creativity and clever life hacking it’s possible to live perfectly happily in a small home! Let's start thinking and living differently...
Sources: Little Things, Hiroshi Tanigawa
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