photos courtesy unemori architects

The recently completed Small House by Unemori Architects is built on a tiny piece of land in Tokyo – just 34 square meters (365 sq ft). Interestingly, the architects opted for an unconventional technique. They allocated a generous portion of the land – roughly 50%! – to empty space and constructed the house on the other 50%. Crazy? Perhaps. But by incorporating large door-like windows into the façade, the architects managed to allow for tons of sunlight and fresh air to circulate throughout what could have been a very dark, dreary space.

Source: Unemori Architects website