Set on an oddly shaped, and extremely narrow plot commonly called a ‘Flagpole’ plot in Japan, Flagpole in Nakameguro tinyhouse is located in densely populated centralTokyo. Architecture firm SALHAUS worked closely to accommodate client David Sun’s specific requirements for the home, including a commercial kitchen and a forest-like rooftop garden. A feature facilitated by dividing the home into 3 stories and connecting each with an external staircase and generous balcony. Inside the home is a combination of concrete and lauan plywood, painted silver in areas to bounce light throughout the home. While the first floor is currently independently rented out, it has been designed to be used by the family in future, while the second floor contains the main entrance, a narrow but creatively designed study, living space, and the disproportionately large kitchen. The third floor features a uniquely designed, space efficient internal staircase that leads to the bedroom, shower and loft where a glass partition keeps kitchen smalls away from the sleeping areas while still allowing light to flow throughout the home.