In 2004, Makoto Takei and Chie Nabeshima founded the offices of TNA architects in Tokyo. Their work is, above all, known for the construction of small individual homes, resulting in a search for uncompromising lightness and perfection. Paradoxically, their most remarkable constructions are located in isolated and totally natural environments, while the office is situated in the world’s largest city: Tokyo.

Is this constant research for calmness and perfection in architecture born from a reaction to the tumultuous nature of the city and its heterogeneity?