Today we have an interesting house and office that takes ques from Japanese small lot architecture. The house is 780 square feet, but that is for the house and the office which the owner works out of full time, sometime with another employee. Located in Hollywood, you can see the Hollywood sign from the spectacular roof deck. The architects talk about this house:
The width of this lot is exactly 15 feet and so shares at least one interesting quality with some Japanese urban building projects. The existing building was originally built in 1929 on the same size lot that it sits on today – approx 780 sq.ft. For this reason it is a very unique property. Special planning permission was required to extend the house up an additional story increasing the usable interior space by double. The views from the roof extend as far as the Hollywood sign and the San Gabriel mountains yet the house is surrounded by dense urban development. The interior was designed to maximize the availability of daylight and the stair well is what conveys this light like a conduit.