Atelier TEKUTO was established in 1991 by President and Representative Director Yasuhiro Yamashita.
The company prides itself on creating design in the pursuit of client satisfaction and for the benefit of society. Yamashita was born in Amami, Oshima, a place rich in nature and culture designated a Natural Heritage site in July 2021.
Many villages there have been placed in a critical situation with abandoned old houses and the local community being destroyed by over-tourism. Atelier TEKUTO is dedicated to renovating and reviving the community and now operates restaurants, a senior citizens facility, a local goods market and galleries, and ample lodging facilities. This has created a connection between the local people, the elderly, children, and tourists while providing employment for over 70 people.
The multi-talented architects at Atelier TEKUTO believe in developing collaborative relationships and taking local social structures into account while designing buildings and landscapes in harmony with the local area. Their luxury developments on Amami Island illustrate this dedication and contribute to building healthy communities.