Imai House by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Sasaki also loosened up the potentially confining space with an excess of natural light. High windows in the main living area bath the space in natural illumination, while the staggered series of smaller windows in the children’s rooms function like portholes.  

Photo provided by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates  Incredibly Slender Houses by Luke Hopping from Minimal Home on a Narrow Plot in Japan

Incredibly Slender Houses

In a family home in Okazaki, Japan, architect Katsutoshi Sasaki toyed with length and height to create an airy atmosphere on a lot barely wider than a big rig. To maximize space, he designed flexible environments, such as children’s rooms that accommodate activities from sleep to study.

Imai House by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Sasaki also loosened up the potentially confining space with an excess of natural light. High windows in the main living area bath the space in natural illumination, while the staggered series of smaller windows in the children’s rooms function like portholes.

Photo provided by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

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