Tiny Riverside Home In Japan Is A Miniature Architectural Marvel

This has to be one of the most unique tiny homes I’ve ever seen. Built on a triangular piece of land in Japan, the home is placed where a river and a road cross. At 594-square-feet, it’s the size of a small apartment, but it feels like a full-sized home with its vaulted ceilings, large windows and three floors!

Architect Kota Mizuishi designed the Riverside House for a family of three and shared the following photos with Reshareworthy.com. The home’s design not only maximizes its unusual lot, it also takes full advantage of its riverside views.

It’s a mini-marvel in design has a wonderfully bright and modern feeling. When you walk through the home with the photos below you’ll see what I mean!

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Exterior view. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

The home is located at the end of one way street. They needed special approval to build on the lot.

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Bird’s eye view. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

The angular home has large bay windows on the second floor overlooking the river.

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Bird’s eye view. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

There are windows on every side of the home, making the interior lovely and bright.

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Exterior view. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa






river side home by Kota Mizuishi

South elevation. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

The front entrance has a large sliding bay door.

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Entrance way. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

The bedroom is on the bottom floor. 

Kota Mizuishi

View from hall. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

A large curtain divides the space.

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Bedroom without curtain. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa




When the curtain is drawn it provides privacy.

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Bedroom with curtain. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

Stairs lead to the second floor and main living area.

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Stairs from bedroom. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

The kitchen and dining room has a lovely high ceiling.

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Kitchen and dining area. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

View from the kitchen. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa





Next to the dining area is the living room with large bay windows on either side.

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Living room. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

The balcony and window-side bench are divided by sliding windows and overlook the river.

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Balcony and bench. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

There’s also a spare room just off of the living room.

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

View from spare room. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

On the third level is a loft space that doubles as a playroom. 

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Loft. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa






river side home by Kota Mizuishi

View from loft. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

View from the loft. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

The bathroom is very sleek and modern.

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Bathroom. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

At night, the home is cozy and inviting!

river side home by Kota Mizuishi

Exterior at night. Photo credit: © Hiroshi Tanigawa

These photos were published on Reshareworthy.com with permission from Kota Mizuishi. To see more of Kota Mizuishi’s work visit the MIZUISHI Architect Atelier website.

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