A San Francisco architectural firm has created a two-story, eight foot cube, living space. Feng Shui expert Liu Ming commissioned the living cube from SpaceFlavor. The company was founded by Toshi Kasai and Annette Jannotta, and specializes in design founded on Feng Shui principles.
The small office, which includes cabinets and a shoji screen, is located on the front lower level. On the other side of the floor is the micro-bedroom, which has convenient shelving.
The compact nature of the cube may be familiar to those who know something about contemporary Japanese living. Because of the small Tokyo apartments, city dwellers tend to make the most of available space, using screens as dividers for privacy.
But, making use of wood, and bamboo rattan matting, as well as paper for the windows, SpaceFlavor’s cube design is, in many respects, more classical Japanese.