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Japan's Version of the Flatiron Building is Impossibly Skinny

Appropriately named On the Corner, this house, in Youkaichi, Japan, consists of seven two-bedroom rental apartments, each with a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Design Milk explains that the awkwardly shaped lot sat empty until Kyoto-based firm Eastern Design Office came around and designed what they describe as "a fictional tip of a boat [that looks] as if it were escaping from town." Interestingly, while the shape of the stone, glass, and metal building is triangular, the panels cladding it are square—making for quite the optical illusion. While the photos can in no way make up for what it must be like to stand inside at the very tip, check out more over at Design Milk.

· On the Corner House by Eastern Design Office [Design Milk via Gizmodo]
· Eastern Design Office [official site]
· The Bridges of Hiroshima Prefecture [Meridian]