Located in Hiroshima, Japan, the Toda House is an endlessly clever and classic response to the dwindling living space of big cities. As we've learned over centuries of urban sprawl, the lesson here is: if you want to live big, build up. Architect Kimihiko Okada has done just that with the Toda House cleverly turning a family's property into twice the real estate, with a cozy and yard and garden nestled right underneath the house, which is on stilts. Apparently, sometimes the only solution to limited legroom is to build your own legs, but taller and better than everyone else's.

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