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9-tsubo House // 2005
Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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9-tsubo House
// 2005
Project Title: 9-Tsubo House
Architect of Record: Atelier Hitoshi Abe
Location: Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Status: Completed 2005
Size: 102.5 sq. m.
Use: Residence

The prototype for this project is a house that architect Makoto Masuzawa built for himself in 1952. It was designed during the period of material scarcity in Japan that immediately followed the Second World War, and was intended as a "minimum dwelling" to be erected by anyone, anywhere.