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9 of the world's thinnest buildings

By: Shea Gunther on Nov. 7, 2011, 9:54 a.m.
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Lucky Drops, Tokyo, Japan

The Lucky Drops house is reminiscent of the trailing edge of a giant airplane wing turned on its side. The house was designed by architect Yasuhiro Yamashita, a noted authority in the Japanese ultra-small world. The three-story, 10-foot-wide home has thin flexible walls that beautifully diffuse the natural light.