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This Super Skinny House In Tokyo Is Only 4 Metres Wide. The Interior Will Leave You Astounded

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.

 

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Image Source: Atelier HAKO Architects

 

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.

 

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Image Source: Atelier HAKO Architects

 

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.

 

Image Source: Atelier HAKO Architects

 

Image Source: Atelier HAKO Architects

 

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.

 

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Image Source: Atelier HAKO Architects

 

Image Source: Atelier HAKO Architects

 

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.