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Super-Narrow River Side House Makes The Most of Small Lot

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Photos: Hiroshi Tanigawa/Contemporist

Set on an cramped triangular lot formed by the convergence of a street and a river in Horinouchi, Japan, the River Side House by Mizuishi Architects Atelier turned that challenging space into a comfortable family home for a couple and their young daughter. Though the floor area totals a little less than 600 square feet, the house manages to feel open and airy thanks to high ceilings, expansive windows, and stark white walls. Still, some concessions must be made on a account of the tiny lot. One of which is the exclusion of any cushy furniture from the living room, which consists of a built-in wooden bench, coffee table, and television. But with property prices in Japan at a premium, this place makes quite the impressive starter home for a young family.
· River Side House in Horinouchi by Mizuishi Architect Atelier [Contemporist]