House on maple-tree hills

Tokyo, 2019

A house in a residential area on the outskirts of Tokyo. Compared to the narrow front-side width, its depth goes further down. Two-third...

KUAD, headquarters bldg.

Kyoto, 2019

KUAD*, formally known as Kyoto College of Art, was founded in 1977. The old “Boutenkan”** was the original headquarters in the main camp...

GLA Chukyo Hall

Aichi, 2016

This is a convention hall located in Naka-ku, Nagoya City. It is built on an approximately 1,500 square-meter site, on top of the statio...

House in Yamanoi

Hyogo, 2014

The residence was built on a site that looks up Himeji Castle in a historical district in Himeji, Hyogo. The client is a c...

GLA Osaka Hall

Osaka, 2013

The project is to design a convention facility in a suburb of Osaka. The lot stands between two roads. The south side faces a busy street...

KIT HOUSE

Kyoto, 2010

This is a project for a student union hall located in the middle of the campus of Kyoto Institute of Technology, a university which has a...

House in Freiburg

Freiburg, Germany, 2008

This house is planned in the suburb of a city located in the southern region of Germany, whose site is on a gradual slope overlooking a v...

GLASHAUS

Osaka, 2007

The north side of this lot, located in the center of Osaka, faces Utsubo Park, an oasis of nature in the heart of the city. After first d...

Leica Ginza Showroom

Tokyo, 2006

This is the first flagship shop in the world for Leica camera. My first thought was that the shop should not be simply a showcase for bea...

Akashi Meridian Line Ferry Terminal

Hyogo, 2003

This building is intended to be a terminal for a ferry line linking Awaji Island to the mainland.  Functionally, it is quite simple ...

HU-TONG HOUSE

Western Japan, 2002

Upon my past visit to a Hakka residence in China, I have been amazed to find that its inner court was called a 'street' or a '...

House in Wakayama

Wakayama, 2002

In tsubo-niwa garden of the Japanese traditional townhouse, Nature as exteriority is introduced into the building and domesticated into a...

Memorial Hall in Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi, 1997

This building is for the medical faculty of Yamaguchi University. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the institution and was donated...

House in Nipponbashi

Osaka, 1992

This house was built on an extremely small plot of land in downtown Osaka. Measuring 2.5m, the facade of the building fills the entire fr...