future-scape: 44:63

tokyo-based firm future-scape architects have completed '44:63', a single family residence located in yokohama, japan. 
derived from the local building code, the base floor area of any dwelling may not exceed 44 square meters. containing enough space 
on the site for a larger structure, the design circumvents this law by incorporating three open air courtyards which occupy an 
additional 13 square meters into the floor plan providing an increased footprint of 63 square meters. the vertical chasms create 
a visually spacious configuration without physically expanding the usable interior space.


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