In Tokyo, rent-conscious city

In Tokyo, rent-conscious city


Cityscape of Yield

In Tokyo, a rent-conscious city, the emphasis in design is not on architectural functionality, comfort, or durability, but on high profit margins.

In order to reduce property taxes, it is more advantageous to keep the upper portion of the building, so the old house that was once the main house is left as an abandoned building, and cheaply constructed rentals are pushed into the shadow of the old house on a flagpole site in the back of the building.