Fascinating Japanese Cell Brick House
Japanese Cell Brick Home is the latest design from Japanese Architect Yasuhiro Yamashita. After the amazing design from his Lucky Drops micro-house, He make some extraordinary micro house design again. This time he came with Cell Brick Home, Its built from a series of steel boxes that are stacked like bricks and extended through the interior to provide endless shelving.
With tiny lot that not much wider than the crosswalk become the foundation for this two floor home with a basement and creates a hypnotic interior that is a joy in form and function. The windows set into the wall’s grid are simply spaces between the boxes.
The home’s walls consist of a series of a boxes measuring 900mm wide × 450mm high × 300mm deep that are bolted together, providing a solid support system in this earthquake region. Between each horizontal box, there is a small window that provides diffuse light from the surrounding city while maintaining privacy.
The home’s interior spaciousness is enhanced by a well-lit visual grid that creates tremendous depth. Mean while, the exterior is clad in low-maintenance ceramic tile, which enhances its thermal performance and helps to insulate the interior from the noise of the street.
This fascinating micro house also consist by a kitchen, living room and bedroom on the main floor, a small basement, an upper floor, and a roof deck complete the floor plan. The design is a fascinating example of the micro home movement in Japan that was bred from prohibitively expensive land prices.
The money saved by building on such a small lot was used to create a unique and powerful vision instead.