Wednesday, April 20, 2005

It's commonly accepted in North America that Japanese cities suffer from real estate shortages. What isn't so commonly known are the innovative housing solutions that come from such scenarios. The Muji Infill House is a nice example of what you can achieve in a small footprint. Or perhaps it's a terrible example but the photos of the hide-the-clutter-doors appeal to my never attained zen image of a beautiful home. Now if we can just convince Toronto City officials that infill housing is in the city's interest, maybe we can finally have an alternative to high-rise condos and the over-densification of already stressed downtown neighbourhoods.