Muji’s latest prefab architecture project, the Vertical House, is a three-story townhouse made to fit small spaces in Tokyo, Japan. Following on the heels of Muji’s Window House (2008), Tree House (2009), and Furniture House (2013), the new design is a minimalist urban home. The wood-framed structure has interior doors or walls, instead dividing the kitchen, dining area, den, bedroom, and bathroom among the three floors. On each level, there is a large front-facing window and white walls and natural wooden floors to reflect the sunlight. Altogether a small and easy-to-maintain space, the Vertical House is ideal for a single resident or a couple.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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