TY House is a modern Japanese residence designed by Yo Yamagata Architects in collaboration with AND associates. The two-story dwelling located in Tokyo, Japan pays tribute to nature in an unconventional matter. A single tree preserved on the site pierces through the building and rises above the roof. The black and white exterior of the structure showcases a powerful geometry which visually stands out in its neighborhood. The main entrance is set back from the edge of the street, ensuring a good safety level.

According to the architects, the bedrooms are situated on the ground floor with living spaces on the level above. An entire corner of the roof is sectioned off as a unique approach for additional natural lighting. It is here that a generously-sized terrace was created, providing space for outdoor contemplation. The minimalist interiors are comprised of walnut wood floors and furniture, adding a touch of warmth to the otherwise sober design scheme. An array of textures dynamically contributes to the simple elegance displayed throughout. [Photos courtesy of  Yo Yamagata Architects and AND Associates]