Recently World Architecture News featured three houses in Japan constructed on unusually shaped plots of land. Each of these examples represents the creative potential of challenging conditions. All three designs strive to make the assets of the site even better.

Architects Alphaville faced a difficult plot of land in Osaka. They were challenged to fit a house in a narrow space that jogged around an existing house that needed to remain. Their solution called the House Twisted is a long building that snakes through the site. The twists in the roof created opportunities for windows to be placed allowing light to flood the interior.

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