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Japanese Prefab: Narrow House

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This modern prefab house is a three-story residential home in the Sumida area in Tokyo, Japan. It was built for a young couple in their mid 20’s who purchased a very narrow and deep plot facing the back of a forested park. Featuring a “tube” like form, this small house is constructed of steel with a compact living space of 27 sq. meters (approx. 3mW x 9mD).

Although the house is quite narrow it does not feel crowded. Light pours down from skylights placed on the top floor through the stairs, and from the floor-to-ceiling glass facade, creating an impression of spaciousness.

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The overall feel of the house is contemporary, featuring white washed walls, large glass openings overlooking the nearby park, lots of natural light – all combined with metal, wood and glass elements. This house has been featured in Michelle Galindo’s book Contemporary Prefab Houses

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* More info at Apollo Architects

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