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Diminutive Love 2 House stands tall in Tokyo

Diminutive Love 2 House stands...
Dubbed Love 2 House, the tiny home is built on a micro block of land, measuring just 29.5 sqm (317.5 sq ft)
Dubbed Love 2 House, the tiny home is built on a micro block of land, measuring just 29.5 sqm (317.5 sq ft)
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Takeshi Hosaka Architects has recently completed a 19-sqm (204.5-sq ft) home in Tokyo that stretches towards the sky
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Takeshi Hosaka Architects has recently completed a 19-sqm (204.5-sq ft) home in Tokyo that stretches towards the sky
Designed to house two adults, the home features a clever floor plan and a user-friendly interior
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Designed to house two adults, the home features a clever floor plan and a user-friendly interior
The Love 2 House features immense ceilings, offering a sense of additional room and space
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The Love 2 House features immense ceilings, offering a sense of additional room and space
Love 2 House double bedroom looks out to the exterior courtyard and outdoor bathtub 
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Love 2 House double bedroom looks out to the exterior courtyard and outdoor bathtub 
Most of the home's features have been built into the solid structure of the home, including the concrete dining benches
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Most of the home's features have been built into the solid structure of the home, including the concrete dining benches
The living area boasts a floor-to-ceiling glass sliding door, that opens up the space to the outdoors and quaint adjoining walkway
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The living area boasts a floor-to-ceiling glass sliding door, that opens up the space to the outdoors and quaint adjoining walkway
The central large skylight, which is split down the middle, allows natural light to filter through the entire home all year round
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The central large skylight, which is split down the middle, allows natural light to filter through the entire home all year round
Dubbed Love 2 House, the tiny home is built on a micro block of land, measuring just 29.5 sqm (317.5 sq ft)
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Dubbed Love 2 House, the tiny home is built on a micro block of land, measuring just 29.5 sqm (317.5 sq ft)
Love 2 House floor plans by Takeshi Hosaka Architects
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Love 2 House floor plans by Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Love 2 House by Takeshi Hosaka Architects
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Love 2 House by Takeshi Hosaka Architects
To save space most of the home's features have been built into the solid structure of the home
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To save space most of the home's features have been built into the solid structure of the home
Love 2 House features an immense ceiling
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Love 2 House features an immense ceiling
The simple layout of the Love 2 House creates a sense of fluidity and harmony
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The simple layout of the Love 2 House creates a sense of fluidity and harmony

Dubbed Love 2 House, this cleverly conceived concrete home from Japanese architectural studio Takeshi Hosaka Architects is built on a micro block of land, measuring just 29.5 sqm (317.5 sq ft). Designed to house two adults, it features an innovative floor plan and high ceilings, offering a user-friendly interior with the sense of additional room and space.

After living in his original Love House for 10 years, leading architect and teacher of Waseda University Art School, Takeshi Hosaka conceived the Love 2 House with the goal of creating a space that not only provided the basics for everyday living, but nurtured his lifestyle and comforts. The result provides all the sufficient elements within the tiny living scope.

To save space most of the home's features have been built into the solid structure of the home
To save space most of the home's features have been built into the solid structure of the home

Love 2 House is built with concrete panels, wooden flooring, large central sky light and a combination of timber and concrete interior furnishings. The 19-sqm (204.5-sq ft) home is designed around a meandering path that provides privacy in the rooms that need it, as well as creating hidden nooks for storage.

The house includes a compact central kitchen, double bedroom, exterior tiny courtyard with bathtub, bathroom with full shower and separate toilet, and a multipurpose living zone. The open living/dining area boasts a floor-to-ceiling glass sliding door, that opens up the space to the outdoors and quaint adjoining walkway.

The key defining feature is the high concrete ceilings, reaching to the skies in an effort to give the occupants a sense of more space. The large curved skylight, which is split down the middle, allows natural light to filter through the entire home all year round. Furthermore, the height of the interior, coupled with the sliding doors and windows, allows good airflow during the warmer months.

Love 2 House features an immense ceiling
Love 2 House features an immense ceiling

To save space most of the home's features have been built into the solid structure of the home, including the concrete kitchen, bathroom, outdoor bathtub, dining benches, bookcases, shelving and storage throughout the home. Overall, the simple layout of the Love 2 House and its clever floor plan, creates a sense of fluidity and harmony, without sacrificing an inch.

Source: Takeshi Hosaka Architects via Designboom

2 comments
jgb
How depressing!
Douglas Bennett Rogers
If the adjacent buildings collapse in an earthquake, they won't knock it down!