This boxy house in Shizuoka, Japan was designed by Suzuki Architects and envisioned to fulfill a dual purpose. Ultra-compact and minimalist in aesthetic, the structure's ground floor is occupied by an independent fashion retail business, while the upper floor is a tiny open-space home for the client's mother.
The architectural practice challenged itself with the dimensions of this boxy house and successfully incorporated a bathroom, a bedroom and a nice terrace for the upper floor, as well as a kitchen, a toilet and a storage area on the lower. Dubbed 'Gré Square House,' the cubic structure's open-concept arrangement and the majorly punctured corrugated metal facade allows for natural light to fill the boxy house, creating a very homey and inviting ambiance.
Photo Credits: Kenta Hasegawa
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