Compact Living: House In Hiyoshi
House In Hiyoshi is a project of a Japanese firm EANA. The three storey building includes two bedrooms, storage, kitchen, living and dining rooms. From the side view it’s a one small building, but in reality it extends further forming a narrow three storey structure with all the necessary amenities.
The house stands on the road and features a parking space behind it. The entrance is also conveniently there. The house features a big window on the side with the shutters to keep privacy but also let plenty of natural light in.
The interior is minimalist and desgned in white color scheme with wooden floors and minimalist furniture. The living room faces the big window and overlooks the road while the staircase to the ground floor functions as a divider between the kitchen and dining and a living room.
The staircase in the living area leads to the outdoor terrace that can be seen from the inside thanks to a narrow window that also brings light into the house. The smaller windows are also featured throughout the house.
This project proves once again that careful planning is the key to organizing a compact living space more effectively. The dividing element creates an intimate space in the kitchen and dining room providing with privacy as well as separating them from the living area.
The entry opens to a narrow hallway which leds to two bedrooms and storage. The wooden stairs then lead to the second floor and the rooftop terrace acts more as a loft with a metal-framed wooden staircase that hoovers over the kitchen.
Regardless of narrow space the house is great as it manages to give the residents all the necessary amenities as well as the private outdoor space.
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