The volume of this small urban house is trimmed from various directions, to distract one’s gaze from the restrictiveness of a tight site near the centre of Tokyo. By shaping the volume into polyhedrons and entaggeling them in a three-dimensional way, a set of ambiguous spaces are produced, both internally and externally, directing one’s line of vision along divers surfaces, lines and openings. Material variations from opaque/matte to transparent/reflective distributed over the facades of the house acts as a further layer of visual deviations, as the light moves over these surfaces. Atelier Tekuto is a Japanese architecture studio. Photography: Makoto Yoshida.