Flag lot divisions are quite common in a densely populated city in Japan, and building a house on an odd-shaped parcel happens all the time. To build a house in Tokyo for instance, a property must adjoin a road for at least 2 meters (79 inches), and the road must be at least 4 meters (13 feet) wide. The problem is that many of Tokyo’s streets are narrower than 4 meters…
Fortunately, it seems there has been no problem with the shape/size of the land and the required road width when building this house. The house fits onto the lot quite nicely.
Who: Tomoki Abe / +・atelier (TasTen)
What: Single family residence
Where: Kanagawa Prefecture
How: Two-story wood frame construction