Japanese homegoods brand MUJI recently announced its latest architectural feat, a tiny home named Yō no Ie House. MUJI has been experimenting with prefabricated tiny home design throughout the years, including the launch of a range of three tiny homes designed by famed industrial designers Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison and Konstantin Grcic back in 2017.
Yō no Ie House is a single story home that features a functionalist and minimalist design throughout. The house is designed to offer easy access, allowing it to accommodate multiple generations. The front of the home features a sprawling, attached deck with a recessed area for seating and a small outdoor fire pit. To venture in and out of the space, three large doors across the front of the home can be left open for an airy feel or closed for more privacy. Inside, the home boasts plenty of space for a bed, a kitchen, a small dining area and a living area. MUJI has outfitted the space with an array of its own homegoods, including a handy cube shelving unit in the bedroom section that eliminates the need for a closet.
True to MUJI’s past home designs, Yō no Ie House is customizable, allowing buyers to create a unit that best fits their needs. It will be available on the market as a prefab home for $150,000 USD for roughly 80 square meters of interior (95 square meters including the outdoor deck space).
Elsewhere in architecture, Zaha Hadid Architects recently revealed the first images of its sprawling Culture & Arts Centre in China.