Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Siding Material, Gable RoofLine, and Metal Roof Material Inspired by the small scale of Japanese residences—in particular, Makoto Masuzawa’s 1952 Minimum House—architect Andrew Simpson designed his own economical 538-square-foot home, set into a wooded site in Island Bay, a coastal suburb outside Wellington, New Zealand.  Small Spaces from A Home's High Ceilings Are Responsible for Some Impressive Views