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Completed in April of 2015 and located in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward, “Little House with a Big Terrace” doesn’t leave much for guesswork. Its name, which borrows from Laura Ingalls' Little House in the Big Woods, says it all.

In response to a married couple’s request for a generous, outdoor yoga space, Takuro Yamamoto Architects designed a pair of large terraces that channel through the home. The bottom is used as a parking garage while the top is the couple’s large yoga terrace. Together, they’re almost equivalent to the adjacent 2-story home’s living space. It’s definitely a bold a rare plan that proves spaciousness can be achieved in ways other than maximizing living quarters.

Check Spoon & Tamago below to see the incredible interior of this dynamic little box!

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