Perched on a long skinny lot in Tokyo, this tiny house called Lucky Drops has a footprint of only about 200 square feet. The kitchen, living, and dining rooms are all in the basement...
... but the floor above is made of expanded metal. This lets light from the above-ground floor permeate all the way down into the basement living spaces through the translucent walls and perforated floors. You can see from the basement photo below that light is not an issue:
This is a great example of how material selection can impact design. The floor material in this house allows major living spaces to be
For more on this tiny Tokyo home, see Japan Architects.
Images: Makoto Yoshida