Clock Room

3Mx3M Minimal Housing Unit

Second Prize Mini-House Design Competition, Waseda University, Tokyo

TIME: 2011

SCALE: 9 sqm

STATUS: Competition entry, On going research


A common way to minimize housing size is to use compacted facilities, which sacrifices daily indoor experiences. is there any alternatives? In fact, the space we need for each specific moment is surprisingly small. Our proposal is to overlap diverse spaces rather than compact them all together.

To achieve both privacy and diversity for a small room accommodating two residents and two occasion guests, we suggest two pieces of plank pivot around the axis of the squared room. By doing so, it provides either continuity (in diagonal direction) or isolation (perpendicular to the side wall), to create dynamic spatial utilities and multi-functional indoor space which is constantly changing with time and needs.

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