The residence problems in Tokyo have skyrocketed and building a home in the land-scarce city is a daunting task for many. The Japanese architecture company Atelier HAKO Architects has found an innovative solution to the problem by constructing a 4-meter-wide home squeezed between two buildings in Tokyo.
The remarkable feature of the home is that it does not feel cramped; in fact, the house is quite spacious on the inside. The super skinny Honmachi Residence is located in Shibuya and has three floors covering an area of 70-square-meter.
The straight metal panels on the outside give the house a sleek look while a shaded porch on the front leads to a recessed front door. The home is fitted with windows on all sides that allow the natural light to filter in.
The architectural firm kept the wall dividers to a minimum to retain the spacious feel of the structure. Slight level changes like a few stairs distinguish one room from the other. The pristine white walls reflect light and two skylights allow the natural light to penetrate deep into the house.
The three floors are connected by a spiral staircase from ground level to the top floor that comprises of two capsule bedrooms and a bathroom.