NEVER TOO SMALL: Tokyo Architect’s Urban Sanctuary – 38sqm/409sqft

Set inside a simple 3.3.m x 10m white box with no windows and only one rectangular door, creating LoveHouse fulfilled architect Takeshi Hosaka’s dream to live in a house that feels like you are living outside. Entering the home, you’re greeted by a curved courtyard and outdoor staircase leading to the second floor of the house. The top, often used as a place to sit, read and drink coffee, leads into the main living space past a Griffiths Ash Tree and through a series of wooden framed glass pocket doors. The main living area is kept simple, with minimal furniture and only a candle for light. The adjoining kitchen accommodates a 2.7m counter, 3 burner gas stove, an integrated fridge and dishwasher neatly squeezed into a small space between the counter and the wall. The first floor, once the bedroom, is now used as a relaxation space, and also contains the toilet and bathroom. The home’s thoughtful design and indoor/outdoor lifestyle connect daily life with nature in a way seldom seen in cities.

00:00 – Introduction & Idea behind home
00:51 – The Location
01:05 – Floorplan
01:34 – Entrance
02:07 – Tree & Upper Floor
02:30 – Glass doors
02:53 – Main living space
03:28 – Kitchen
04:19 – Lower floor entrance
04:46 – Toilet
04:59 – Sleeping area & Storage
05:52 – Bathroom

#smallapartment #architecture #interiordesign

Music: Recovery by Cloud Cover

Produced by New Mac Video Agency
Creator: Colin Chee
Director/Camera Operator: Nam Tran
Producer: Lindsay Barnard
Editor: Nam Tran & Colin Chee


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