Den-paku, born in Amami Oshima, expanded to nearby islands such as Kakeromajima and Tokunoshima. As of 2019, there are 18 facilities in total.
We are aiming to spread nationwide, renovating and reusing abandoned things, in this case vacant houses, making full use of locally sourced materials and recreate them into tourist accommodations. They would serve not only as lodging facilities but also be open to the locals as community centers and after school childcare centers. It is our effort to invigorate local societies respecting their history, tradition, and custom. Currently, two DenPaku facilities are under construction in Komatsu City, near Kanazawa.
Designing systems to revitalize local communities through architecture. That is the core philosophy of Atelier Tekuto’s Den-Paku.