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Our idea for future

  • 1.
  • Creating my original space by combining the West and the East of perspectives.

  • 2.
  • A concept of sustainable and circular architecture and implementing participatory designing process with people.

  • 3.
  • Incorporating natural materials into an original designing.

I am striving to introduce new architectural concepts by utilizing knowledge and experiences in designs and technologies from both countries. While respecting delicate perspective on materials that Japanese people have, I am trying to combine them with Dutch pragmatic concept-making approach.

By focusing on natural materials such as wood, Japanese paper, earthen walls, and stones, I am creating spaces that bring lights, wind, and water into the room, creating a sense of unity between the interior and exterior.

What I've felt since coming to the Netherlands

Through CPO (collective private commissioning) and the system of buying a property in Casco and letting the residents create the interior as they like, which I practiced at my previous office Superlofts, I have witnessed how the residents actually express their opinions on the construction of the housing complex and its interior. I have been impressed by the difference in the way of construction between Japan and the Netherlands.

In Amsterdam, where the circular economy is one of the city's policies, architects are keen on how to incorporate it into the city, down to the architectural level. many architects have recently been practicing wooden architecture, which has a low CO2 footprint. As an architect from Japan, where wooden architecture has been flourishing for centuries, I believe that there are many things I can propose, and I have come to believe that I should actively propose architectural spaces that boldly incorporate sustainable natural materials and elements.

What I would like to design in the future

We are striving to introduce new architectural concepts by utilizing knowledge and experiences in designs and technologies from both countries, while respecting the delicate perspective on materials that Japanese people have, and combining Dutch pragmatic concept-making. experiences in designs and technologies from both countries.

By focusing on natural materials such as wood, Japanese paper, earthen walls, and stone, we create spaces that bring light, wind, and water into the room, while creating a sense of unity between the interior and exterior.