Saturday, March 15, 2008

Small Space Tokyo Apartment


How small is your apartment? I’m going to guess that it is slightly larger than these 82 square foot units designed by architect Kumiko Inui.

In Tokyo the average apartment is 774 square feet. With land for new construction in very limited supply, many smaller lots that had previously been over looked are more frequently being utilized. This apartment complex is one such structure.

The building is a feat of architectural design. The apartments may be small, but floor to ceiling windows let in natural light and provide expansive views. I can’t imagine much furniture in these spaces. Truly an example of small space living, this is the smallest apartment building I have ever seen.

Check out a video of the space here. Via Dwell Daily.