NEVER TOO SMALL: Narrow L-Shaped Tiny House, Central Tokyo 50sqm/538sqft



Set on an oddly shaped, and extremely narrow plot commonly called a ‘Flagpole’ plot in Japan, Flagpole in Nakameguro tiny house is located in densely populated central Tokyo. Architecture firm SALHAUS worked closely to accommodate client David Sun’s specific requirements for the home, including a commercial kitchen and a forest-like rooftop garden. A feature facilitated by dividing the home into 3 stories and connecting each with an external staircase and generous balcony. Inside the home is a combination of concrete and lauan plywood, painted silver in areas to bounce light throughout the home. While the first floor is currently independently rented out, it has been designed to be used by the family in future, while the second floor contains the main entrance, a narrow but creatively designed study, living space, and the disproportionately large kitchen. The third floor features a uniquely designed, space efficient internal staircase that leads to the bedroom, shower and loft where a glass partition keeps kitchen smalls away from the sleeping areas while still allowing light to flow throughout the home.

#smallapartment #architecture #interiordesign

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Project Name: Flagpole in Nakameguro
Architect: https://salhaus.com/

Produced by New Mac Video Agency
Creator: Colin Chee
Director & Cinematographer:: Nam Tran
Producer: Lindsay Barnard
Editor: Yasmin Bright
Music: Leaving Japan by Lingerwell & Farewell by Itamar Gross

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