Over 13 million people live in Tokyo and there isn’t a lot of space leading to very expensive and cramped living conditions.
- In land-scarce Tokyo people are having a hard time finding a place to live.
- Atelier HAKO Architects has gotten creative and is building homes in the leftover space between buildings.
- The architects slotted the skinny three-story Honmachi Residence into a slim lot that, despite its four-meter-wide width (13 feet), feels surprisingly spacious on the inside.
- They were able to include a porch and windows to provide natural light and ventilation in the small space and the rooftop allows for even more open space.
- As more and more people all over the world migrate to urban areas the cities will become more crowded requiring creating construction like the work being done by Atelier HAKO Architects.
- Atelier HAKE Architects
- Cities and urban areas
- Current and future residents of cities
- City governments
- Atelier HAKE Architects continues to build these structures
- Try to strike a deal with the government that helps them purchase and build these properties at a reduced price.
- Expand their work or their ideas to other cities where land is scarce.