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First-class architectural firm Landscape Research Institute

Vision

I imagine a vast world that has not been fully captured within the framework of "architecture" until now.

Fukei is generally translated as landscape, but according to Ingold (1992), fukei is neither "land," "nature," nor "space."
The landscape is said to be something that is born from the act of living of all things, moment by moment, and is in a state of constant change over time.

The architecture, the people, the trees, and the earth in which they are rooted - everything is floating in the movement of life.

Is it possible to capture the "shape" of change that exists in this "landscape"?

I think about this every day: by designing architecture not as a standalone entity, but as something that is connected to various elements, small buildings can create large landscapes.

Team

Midori Ohshima

Midori Oshima

Doctor of engineering

1987 Born in Kanagawa Prefecture

2010 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Architecture

2012-2013 Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Sociology

2014 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Master of Architecture

2014-2016 Kengo Kuma & Associates, Inc.

2016 Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

        Kawazoe Laboratory, Doctoral Course

2018 Co-founded Landscape Research Institute, Inc.

2018-2021 Research Assistant, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts

2020 Doctor of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

2020-2021 Part-time lecturer at Kyoto University of Arts

2021 Part-time lecturer, Toyo University

        2022 Part-time lecturer, Shonan Institute of Technology

2022 Specially Appointed Lecturer, Shonan Institute of Technology

2023 Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Shonan Institute of Technology 

 

Awards

2009 Ikuo Hirayama Award

Ikuo Hirayama Award

2010

Grand Prix at the Joint Critique Session of Tokyo University of the Arts x Geidai University x Tokyo Institute of Technology x Seika University x Seoul National University, Tokyo University of the Arts Graduation Purchase Work Award, JIA Jury Prize, Modern Architecture Award, Tokyo University of the Arts Takumi Bi Award

2014

Yoshida 58 Award, Tokyo Architecture Collection National Grand Prix for Master Design, Tokyo University of the Arts Takumi Award

Daisuke Komatsu

Daisuke Komatsu

First-class architect

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1987 Born in Tokyo

2009 Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University

Graduated from the Department of System Design Engineering

2013 Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

Completed Open Environment Science

2013-2018 Chief Engineer, Kengo Kuma & Associates

2018 Co-founded Landscape Research Institute Co., Ltd.

2019 Part-time Lecturer, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

 

Awards

2010

New Wooden House Competition Tostem Award

2012

LIXIL International University Competition Grand Prize

2017

Good Design Award (for "Dwelling Box" while working at Kengo Kuma & Associates, Inc. )

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