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100-year-old 645 Sq. Ft. Kyoto Home Renovation

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This is a 100-year-old Kyoto home in Japan that was renovated by NAAD architects using plywood. The home offers 645 sq. ft. of space and it’s been remodeled with multi-functionality and privacy in mind using all plywood.

When you go inside you’ll see how you can slide several of the plywood wall units to transform the place according to your needs. From shape shifting rooms to privacy walls, you really have to see it to believe it in the video below. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

100-year-old 645 Sq. Ft. Kyoto Home Renovation

100-year-old 645 Sq. Ft. Kyoto Home Renovation

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Using plywood, they made the space multi-functional.

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Notice the plywood walls, mini-split AC, and space divider.


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Video: Transforming Kyoto Small House

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  • Mike
    August 29, 2015, 11:07 pm

    I have often thought that Tiny Houses could be built much lighter and with greater strength by using laminated wood, green house glazing, aluminum, shoji screens, metal honeycomb, etc. The interiors of tiny homes will seem larger in use with overlaid zones of space usage, like borrowing space from a corridor not in use. It’s a puzzle to be sure, but if you’re traveling with your tiny home, the reduced/low weight would be a great cost reduction benefit. The aesthetic expressed in the video would be a good direction to emulate.

  • Porcsha S.
    August 30, 2015, 5:15 pm

    I really wish I could see the video.

  • Mark
    August 31, 2015, 2:41 am

    .. Seems practical .. What’s upstairs?

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