To create a lively cityscape, we oversee all elements from urban design, architecture, and landscape to interior design, and think about what is required to design the space as one continuous whole.
We have professionals from each field in our office and they are able to work together to design a seamless living environment which has no boundaries. We believe that we can make people happier when experiencing our projects by working on a design that is beyond the simple elements of urban design, architecture, landscape and interior design.
Urban Design + Planning
Maximizing the attraction of a Machi requires cooperation with experts from a range of fields, not just the landowners and architects.
We use masterplanning and design guidelines as a powerful method of building a Machi with a coherency that continues across generations while respecting diversity, thus creating a rich urban design.
We do not simply design self-contained buildings for which planning extends only as far as the edge of the construction site. Instead, we pursue the optimal design for each project by considering the surrounding buildings, the local history and climate, the various conditions, and the meaning the development has for the area, thereby considering Machi from a broad, medium, and close-up viewpoint.
To create a bustling atmosphere of Machi, we regard exterior spaces including streets, squares, the sea, rivers, parks, and buildings as part of a single entity and try to integrate them in a unified way. By engaging in landscape design from this perspective, we produce beautiful landscapes that help create vibrancy and increase the added value of the area and its general appeal.
Creating a comfortable, purpose-oriented indoor space requires the design skills to delicately manipulate the shape, materials, colors, lighting, and texture of the space, the refined sensibility to capture the movements of people’s hearts, and the executive ability to reflect these in the space.
We use these powers to create new added value in commercial, residential, office, and other spaces.
We inspire people’s emotions through our designs for products, art, graphics, and other “mono” (objects) that decorate streets and spaces, and we give rise to “koto” (things, matters) through events and devices, and offer further attraction and added value to streets and spaces.
We design these mono and koto from a variety of perspectives so that we can bring smiles to users, business operators, and the many people who are involved.
We proceed with projects through having interactive ‘dialogues’. The ‘dialogue’ is not just about communicating with clients in different languages; we make full use of tools like design models, plans, sketches and computer renders to try to understand each other fully and come up with the best design.
We use this ‘dialogue’ technique to develop inspirations and make decisions, and come up with a design which satisfy clients and everyone’s requests.
The world is our where we work. The differences between countries, cities, areas, cultures and histories create new possibilities of designs and we believe it directly effects the urban development which suits the place best.
We, designers based in Japan, are able to bring our Japanese sensibilities to the rest of the world, and as the No.1 design office in Asia we can contribute positively to any international urban developments.
Our mission is to gather talented ‘individuals’ who contribute their knowledge and know-how to create the best new urban spaces. We think that for a city to be attractive and lively, it must have diversity while having consistency. We apply the same principle when hiring new staff, we look for talented people from various backgrounds, ages, gender and nationalities, who can create accomplished designs;
the collaboration between all these individuals is our strength.
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