Live in a Sliver Japanese Style
Japanese architecture proves that necessity is the mother of invention. In order to fit their ample population on the space-squeezed island, homes are designed to fill up every sliver of space, however puny. This ABC Nightline tour of Japanese “micro-apartments” gives a nice look at some of these super-slivers.
Not to be pedantic, but these are not micro-apartments, but a class of home called Kyosho Jutaku that use remnant real estate in fantastic ways.
These tiny homes seem downright palatial compared to geki-sema homes, tiny-shared spaces that have been recently called “coffin-apartments.”
These teeny-tiny living boxes are designed for young Tokyo professionals who just need a place to sleep.
What do you think? Are either of these types of dwellings viable living spaces or more or less human storage lockers?