japanese practice a.l.x. has designed 'on the cherry blossom', a three-storey house 
on the corner of a residential street in tokyo. using two nearby cherry blossom trees
as a design element in the project, the dwelling is limited in its street-level interaction 
but opens up with a wide floor-to-ceiling window face on the upper-most floor. 

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