The 600-Square Foot Japanese House 'That Feels Like A Mansion'

September 6, 2016

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This is the Horinouchi House in Tokyo, Japan. The house was designed by Mizuishi Architect Atelier to make the most of a very modest plot of land. I think they succeeded too, because I live in a 600-square foot apartment and it doesn't feel like anything but a dungeon. Or maybe like, the area below a dungeon. I don't have any windows.

Slightly reminiscent of a submarine's periscope, the Horinouchi House's triangular-shaped exterior allows it to fit snugly into its modest plot of land. Inside, the home is spacious and incredibly well lit, succeeding in making it feel much larger than it actually is. Its lower level houses a master bedroom and bathroom, along with a kitchen and dining room, while the upstairs quarters are primarily reserved for communal activities -- think a den or living room.

Pretty impressive. And if you need anybody to live there with the windows wide open all the time as some sort of performance art piece, I'm your man. You think I can't pee with people watching? I've been to jail before. Now I win distance peeing competitions.

Keep going for a bunch more shots and see if you can spot the kitty.

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Thanks to Dave L, who actually lives in a shoebox and may or may not be a green army man.

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