36 STYLE | architecture Think your house is narrow? Yuua Architects turned a 2.5m-wide alleyway into a four-storey, 1.8m-wide house in Tokyo. In many central city areas, land prices have become so high that ‘waste’ spaces not previously considered suitable for building are now being utilised as small building sites. An example of this that really pushes the boundaries – literally – is ‘The 1.8m House’ in Tokyo by Yuua Architects. The architects have transformed a 1.8m wide x 11m long alley into a four-storey house. The house features various levels that open into each other allowing long views, easy connections and flow-through ventilation. Natural light is available via floor-to-ceiling windows at each end of the home, a small central terrace and a large skylight above. The architects wanted to achieve “a house with playfulness where people and cats live happily”. With little space and an abundance of creativity, they have produced much more. When building small, thinking big is still required. Innovative ideas and clever design to fit as much as possible into our shrinking sites and buildings will provide the appropriate space for a successful business or comfortable home.
Brand new serviced apartments pre-selling* now! Serviced apartments, the best of both worlds Summerset at Wigram serviced apartment resident, Alma with daughter Maree The best of both worlds: Independent retirement living with support on hand Located in the heart of the village, Summerset serviced apartments are designed to create the perfect balance between independence and services to suit your needs. Our homes are low maintenance, free from all the hassles of upkeep. It’s all about stress-free living, where time is yours to live the life you choose. “ There’s so much to keep you occupied. Music, happy hour, little outings. It’s a lovely place to be.” Alma, Summerset at Wigram serviced apartment resident. Move in and make it your own Our serviced apartments are some of the largest available in Christchurch, offering light and spacious open plan living, a kitchenette and separate double bedroom with a large ensuite. You can furnish it as you like and there’s plenty of room to entertain family and friends. Serviced apartments pre-selling* now View our show home, plans and pricing today! Summerset on Cavendish 147 Cavendish Road, Casebrook Open 7 Days Take bus route 28 straight to our gate *Licence to occupy. To find out more about Summerset on Cavendish, visit summerset.co.nz/casebrook or call 0800 SUMMER SUM1852_STY