# What would architecture and cities be like in a world were everyone was shrunk to the size of a mouse?

I have been thinking about a world were everyone is shrunk to the size of a mouse, or at least the size big enough to ride a mouse, and I was wondering what are your ideas about what cities and architecture would be like in this world? Assume that the square cube law does not happen when the shrinking happens.

• Welcome to WorldBuilding! Fun question :). I think it would be valuable to include more information in this question, such as what other factors in your world would cause the architecture to be stylistically or functionally different from the way it is in the real world (instead of just being smaller because the people are small). For example, is everything else in the world still at its real-life size, but only the people are smaller? – boxcartenant Aug 8 '18 at 0:25
• You need to explain precisely what you mean when you say: "the square cube law does not happen when the shrinking happens." The square-cube law is a fundamental relationship between surface area and mass. It doesn't make sense for it to just "not happen". Do you mean that the mass only decreases by the square of the height? – Gryphon Aug 8 '18 at 2:43
• I don't want to put words until the OPs mouth, but I think he means that the square cube law doesn't affect his world in such a way as to make this scenario impossible, and the exact mathematical relationships between the height and mass of the fictional tiny people should have no bearing on our answers about the architecture. – boxcartenant Aug 8 '18 at 5:20
• I’m pretty sure I’ve read a manga with this premise before. I think it might have gotten an anime adaptation relatively recently as well? The name of it was something like “Daily life with inchlings” or something. – nick012000 Aug 8 '18 at 7:29
• Architecture is basically a form of art. Look how much it has changed throughout history without only little and uncorrelated variance in the height of humans. This is completely unanswerable for many, many reasons. – Raditz_35 Aug 8 '18 at 8:49