Cheungvogl architects of Hong Kong have designed two similar houses that are to be built in Tokyo. Each house is to have a long courtyard with a single tree. That is not the only similarity, things like concrete, aged timber, and pitched roofs have been integrated in both the houses. Consequently, similarity in the structure is also quite striking. The tree standing on white gravel, away from the maddening city crowd is supposed to be the documenter of the passing time. The stairs leading to an open room are enclosed in pitched roof. Both the houses built are a part of private development project. The house 2a is supposed to be occupied by a couple and the house 2b will be for sale. The houses are an under budget construction, as materials like fair-face in-situ and pre-cast concrete, industrial finished flooring have been used, what further brought down the cost was, local construction with simple details put in to application.