‘ToLioRe’ by atelier tekuto, tokyo, japan image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

tokyo-based atelier tekuto has recently completed ‘TeLioRe’ for two families in tokyo.the rigid orthogonal house is a play of solid and void that creates nooks and corners that funnel and block light. the form is wrapped in two contrasting shades of zinc-panel siding and sections of varying transparencies of glazing. the white interior has left the steel structure exposed, covered in white to create a contrast with the different floor treatments of each dwelling, ranging from dark wood in a square basket configuration to lighter timber and ceramic tiles. a central courtyard  provides ventilation and light throughout all the rooms.

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo corner view from the street image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo garage image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo entry image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo (left) stairs from garage (right) entrance to house images © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo central hallway feeds all rooms, proportioned by the tatami mat image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo kitchen image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo dining area image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo courtyard illuminates the interior image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo kitchen image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

atelier tekuto: ToLioRe house in tokyo (left) bedroom (right) bathroom image © toshihiro sobajima

 

 

project info:

 

completion: march 2011location: arakawa-ku, tokyobuilding use: two-family dwellingsite area: 136.00 square meters (41.14 square meters)construction area: 95.08 square meters (28.76 square meters)total floor area: 201.61 square meters (60.98 square meters)structure:  S structurerank: 3 floors above grounddesign:  yasuhiro yamashita + komaki masahide / atelier tiangong peoplestructural design: kenji nawa + minagawa sohiroshi / suwa worksexecution management: shigeki matsuoka + + uchimura shinichi takei katsu-ki / home builderphotography: toshihiro sobajima