A CREATIVE SOLUTION TO A SMALL LIVING SPACE, MORE LEVELS!
Tokyo can be one of the hardest places to live, purely on the amount of space that you can afford to live in. This creates very small lots and a need to efficiency design space. Architect Akihisa Hirata’s took this challenge on in a most interesting way, creating a 44 level 921 SF house. The point was to maximum space on the 15 ft x 47 ft lot that is a common suburbian lot in Japan. Utilizing 3 beefy wood columns it allowed for minimal wall divisions and multiple level changes. The “stairs” become the floor surface changing in dimension depending on what programmatic space that is needed. This multidimensional space is a unique solution that utilizes all space by turning circulation space into living space.