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LIVING IT SMALL

The trend for tiny homes seems to be getting—well, bigger. What does that mean for the future of cities?
IF THE CAPSULE FITS: The Nakagin Capsule Tower in Shimbashi, Tokyo, was a huge hit when it was built in 1972. Today, just 20 of its microapartments are still used as full-time homes.
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SOON ENOUGH, short of some last-minute appeal on behalf of protesters, Brill Place Tower will be shooting up from a site in Somers Town, a slightly neglected district just north of St. Pancras station in central London. The 25-story building is actually a pencil-thin pair of what dRMM, its inventive young architects, call microtowers, built on a footprint of just 3,767 square feet. It was granted planning permission this summer, as part of a £1 billion ($1.22 billion) regeneration plan backed by Sadiq Khan, London’s populist new mayor.

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