A living space project based in Nagoya, Japan is finished constructed by the architect Studio Velocity. This small living space architecture design is covers an area for about 41 square meters. Which is precisely located in Nagoya, the site of this architecture design has an elongated form with a width of about 9 meters and a depth of 20 meters. Someone might get a feeling of the oppression due to the small size of the living space site which surrounded as it by shops and houses of from 2 to 3 stories, while the front road is relatively wide, with a side walk. This house is actually built as a small shop in Nagoya, so this architecture design is required spaces elements such as a parking lot space for 2 cars, a space for drying laundry, and a space for the shop. The building has to stand at the back of the site since the frontage is not of sufficient width to permit a K-turn and the front portion is occupied by the parking area.
When the building is a shop with the parking space, one can seldom escape from such approaches, so it’s a good example of this would be the convenience store two lots from the site. The architect started thinking of how to make an eye catching building for passersby and drivers, it is because that the small shop would disappear in the area because its small area of just 41 square meters is too small when compared with the neighboring houses. While the entrance is on the opposite, street-facing side, the architect placed the main space at the most remote part of the site. The residual exterior spaces are created by the building which transverses the site in a gentle manner. And it is finally would become a garden, the drying space, and the parking area, and all of them are completing the beauty shop as a whole. The shop has the continuous style of a studio apartment and the guest can see the totality of the interior from the entrance.
As the visitors are walks into the back, yet they can able to see some spaces which is not visible from the entrance, it is because of the building’s curve. In this architecture design, the form of the building is something like the volume of the entrance door stretched, and the living space section at the entrance is the only the size of the door. However, as the visitors walks into the back, the section is becomes larger both vertically and horizontally, and it is becomes subtly smaller again at the end. The volume of the curve was determined by a study to maintain the overall balance of the continuous interior space on its very edge.