How this 10 ft wide plot of land got sandwiched between two homes, I’m not entirely sure. But what I do know is that the incredibly narrow plot of land didn’t keep the Japanese from developing it. With the help of architect Katsutoshi Sasaki, the owners managed to utilize the depth – a whole 69 ft – of the plot of land to create a functional home for a family and child.
The Imai House, completed last year in Okazaki, Japan, has plenty of windows, an internal courtyard on the first floor and a small roof deck on top to give the narrow space light and a breath of fresh air.
A generous amount of land is allocated to the parking lot on the first floor, leaving only room for a kitchen and inner garden. The narrow corridor of the second floor somehow manages to fit in a bath, toilet, living room, study space and bedroom, as well as stairs that lead up to the terrace.