“Nana” is seven in Japnese, and “han” means half. This simple box designed to accommodate a motorcycle and its owner has only 7.5 tsubo (1 tsubo is about 35.5 square feet) of footprint area. “Nana-han” normally refers to a motorcycle with a 750cc engine, which is consider quite big in Japan, but it is certainly not the case for this house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

via SHU (Photo © Hiroshi Ueda)
 
Who: Shuko Maejima
What: Residence for a biker
Where: Sumida-ku, Tokyo
When: June 2009
How: Two-story wood frame construction
Site Area: 651 square feet
Construction Area: 267 square feet
Total Floor Area: 535 square feet