12 skinny houses that make the most of every inch

With space at a premium in cities, architects are designing homes that can squeeze into the narrowest of gaps. We’ve rounded up 12 skinny houses that are four-metres wide or less to show that size isn’t everything. 1.8m Width House, 1.8 metres, Tokyo, Japan, by YUUA Architects In Japan, skinny houses are called ‘eel’s beds’ […]

FORM/Kouichi Kimura designs Slender House in suburban Japan

A stack of intersecting concrete and metal cuboids combines to create this long, narrow home in Shiga, Japan by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects. Located on a suburban site surrounded by low buildings and wide roads, the new home is called Slender House. The home was built on a 7.5 metre by 17 metre site for a […]

Studio BAM! builds Infill House in London garden

Architecture practice Studio BAM! has built a skinny house clad in charred cedar in the garden of a Victorian end-of-terrace home in London. Infill House has been built on a wedge of land alongside the existing home, which tapers from a width of seven metres at the rear of the house to just two metres […]

AGo Architects builds skinny house in Indonesia on a 3.5-metre plot

A perforated metal facade covers the front of 3,500 Millimetre House, a wedge-shaped skinny house built on a 3.5-metre-wide site in Indonesia by AGo Architects.  Called 3,500 Millimetre House on account of the narrow plot size, AGo Architects designed the family house in South Jakarta to be as compact as possible. A mesh of perforated steel […]

Geneto raises skinny house in Japan above pentagonal garage hole

Japanese architects Geneto has hollowed out a geometric void in the base of a four-metre-wide house in Osaka that doubles as a garage and communal space. YMT House, designed by Kyoto-based architecture and design studio Geneto, is raised above the ground to create free space beneath. The skinny house is on a narrow site surrounded […]

Oliver du Puy Architects creates 4.2-metre-wide Skinny House in Melbourne

An exposed concrete frame supports this 4.2-metre-wide skinny house in Melbourne designed by Oliver du Puy Architects to feature meditation spaces. Aptly named Skinny House, the project carves out a quiet, contemplative space on the site of a neglected yard of a 19th-century shop. Oliver du Puy Architects, which is based in Melbourne, built it […]

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