‘t-house’ by atelier tekuto, tokyo, japan images © taira takeshi

japanese studio atelier tekuto has created ‘t-house’ a single family home located in a densely populated area near tokyo, japan. looking to integrate the dwelling with its surroundings, the design features a series of primary spaces that are arranged to open onto the street and a row of cherry blossoms that stand opposite the house.

atelier tekuto: t house stairway

stacked offset volumes rise out of the landscape and cantilever over the site to create a series of diverse and dynamic environments. a composition of solid and transparent forms define the overall appearance, marking the importance and usage of each space. 

atelier tekuto: t house kitchen, living and dining room

located on the second floor, the kitchen, living room and dining room are placed directly in line

with the cherry blossoms, whose foliage – when in full bloom – becomes the primary backdrop

to the simple, principal rooms. a bedroom located on the third floor is surrounded on three sides

by an open terrace, where the homeowners can become more closely connected to the vegetation

that dictated the design as whole.

atelier tekuto: t house looking past kitchen to main corridor and stairway

atelier tekuto: t house looking out front window

atelier tekuto: t house bedroom

atelier tekuto: t house front facade

atelier tekuto: t house

floor plan / level 1

atelier tekuto: t house

floor plan / level 2

atelier tekuto: t house

floor plan / level 3

atelier tekuto: t house

floor plan / level -1