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The Japanese architecture firm, Another Apartment, designed this small house on a narrow lot in suburban Tokyo. The house features a glazed façade that provides views of the local park and allows natural light to penetrate deep into the home. From the architect Tsuyoshi Kobayashi:

I started to think about creating a comfortable space where the attraction of park extends in. With a light impression, the stairs look like thin plates appearing from the wall.

The ground floor is predominately taken up by a garage and bathroom. The living area, kitchen and bedroom have been raised to the middle storey with a mezzanine loft, accessed via ladders, above the kitchen/bedroom area.

The cantilevered wooden staircase connects the two main floors of the home, helping to increase the sense of spaciousness and brightness.

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The walls and roof of this small Japanese house are clad with galvanised steel panels, helping to create a clean, minimal appearance in a street which is predominately occupied by traditional homes.

Via Dezeen