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Don’t Let This Seemingly Narrow House In Japan Fool You


You probably have heard the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” before. While this can be taken litereally, most of the time it isn’t. It’s just trying to say, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

Mizuishi Architects Atelier, founded in 2009 by architect Kota Mizuishi, built this house, located  by a river in Suginami, Tokyo, and while it may seem tiny, narrow and not exactly one that someone would want to live in, it actually houses a kitchen-diner, living room, bathroom, play area, bathroom and a hallway.

Once again, Japan hasn’t failed to impress us. The entire interior is also painted white, which definitely gives a very airy and light feeling to the whole thing.

This kinda reminds me of the scene in Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, when the infamous Knight Bus squeezes through the two double-deckers, and all of the characters faces go extremely narrow and vertical.

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From this photo. it’s clear that the house is somewhat bigger than it might seem from the image above

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This is what it looks like on the inside.

As you can see, there’s a living room, kitchen/dining room, and a small family play area that can be accessed through the ladder next to the living room.

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Here is the rather spacious and lofty looking bedroom

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And this is the playroom, complete with a few toys

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I know I said previously that this is a living room, but it actually seems to be a living room/workroom combo!

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The kitchen has all the necessary appliances, and it certainly looks like a fun place to cook some grub

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Loving that bathtub arrangement!

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Here’s what the kitchen looks like from the playroom above

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It’s like moving between the inside and outside world. *sarcastically impressed* WHOAAAAAAAAHH…


The 312.9 square foot (29.07 square metres) house is also very well illuminated so you can see it at night, but frankly, with a design like that, I doubt you’ll miss it should you ever come across it!

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Would you live in a house like this? Let us know in the comments below!


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