Split machiya - one more modest, but in its own unique design in our piggy bank incredibly narrow houses. This disproportionate housing was built in cramped conditions, territorial one of the streets of Tokyo (Japan) on a project of Japanese architectural studio Atelier Bow wow.
Located in a densely populated area and divided into two halves housing designed for the life of the couple and a single woman. The narrow structure consists of two parts mirrored to each other and putting the two and a half floors. Inside the structure, between the same two blocks, the architects broke a little green garden, view of the views from the windows of both buildings.
Visually uncomplicated outdoor living environment totally devoid of additional ornamentation. Natural, unpainted wood, cross beams, simple and functional furniture is extremely rational ergonomics of the space – the components of which the architects managed to create a cozy house in this seemingly unsolvable situations.
There is no confusion and chaos, because for every thing set aside their personal space. Neutral design narrow space provides complete freedom of expression and individuality of its future inhabitants. The triangular roof, which forms the shape of the geometry of the second level, is intended to emphasize the visual extension of the room.
Windows let in a little extra room in sufficient daylight and promote natural ventilation of the home.
But the four large windows adjacent to each other in order to create the effect of a continuous glass for correction of visual facades - a fun way to attempt to elegance of the exterior.
Drowning of their own, slightly larger neighbors, the house began to live his modest, but not devoid of inner life personality.