Yoshitaka Uchino

YDS Architects, founded by Yoshitaka Uchino, is an award-winning international office that strives for innovation in design.
Architects should be visionaries of Science and Art with Philosophy. On designing architectures, the practice always keep in mind natural factors such as light, wind, and rain.
The practice aims to create beautiful spaces with nature where people feel the transition of light and shadow.
YDS Architects is a group of professional architects who always pursue innovative and stimulating ideas.
This practice has been awarded several international prizes including 'German Design Award' from Germany, 'The American Architecture Prize from USA,'2A Asia Architecture Award' from UAE,’WA Award’ from US, ' London international creative competition Award' from UK.
YDS Architects and their projects have been featured in several media worldwide.
Founder Yoshitaka Uchino, born in Tokyo in1977,received his Master and Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Tokyo.
He joined 'Tokyo Canal Project' and collaborated on urban research, proposed on urban design, held joint exhibition with several architects.
Yoshitaka received several awards and honors, including 'Design Top10 Award for Emergent Architect in the world' from BUILD,UK in 2016.In 2016 Singapore Institute of Architects nominated him for 'SIA-GETZ Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia' .
The practice got ‘Construction Awards-Best International Architectural Practice – Japan' from UK in 2017.
In 2018, they won ‘ Global Excellence Awards-Most Innovative Architecture Firm in Japan’ from UK.
House by Yoshitaka Uchino

White Void House by Yoshitaka Uchino Their main idea is that people live in the house with nature feeling the light and the transition of light and shadow. The solutions of the practice are creating voids and terrace inserted into the white cube to bring nature to the spaces, light crushed in the walls and from the top light would go through spaces via voids which express transitional beauty. Their aim is that the house consists of white box, floating white plate, framed sky reveals a sequence of spaces and demonstrates expansiveness and symbiosis, nature and architecture responds with each other that spaces expand to infinity.

Apartment by Yoshitaka Uchino

Solaia Apartment by Yoshitaka Uchino Yoshitaka Uchino designs spaces where people feel natures such as light, wind, and rain. Inspired by architectures in the world,he intends to design spaces of plaza with nature. This apartment holds a court softly articulated it from the trees nearby by louvers. This court functions as a plaza, and stairs in the court functions as a street. His aim is to invoke communication in the open air space with light and wind between the residents.This is an attempt to create an environment where living spaces smoothly expand from every units to the public spaces.

House by Yoshitaka Uchino

Light Terrace House by Yoshitaka Uchino Yoshitaka Uchino designs spaces where people feel natures such as light, wind, and rain. Inspired by architectures with impressive light,he intends to design spaces of the light within houses.His image is an interaction between inner spaces and outer spaces.He inserts a terrace into the volume, light and wind would go into the space.Inner space and outer space would integrates. Light and shadows through three voids illustrates the spaces and expresses the transition of light and shadow. This is an attempt to design the light in white spaces by inserting various voids.

Residential building by Yoshitaka Uchino

Forests of Grid Residential building by Yoshitaka Uchino Yoshitaka Uchino designs spaces where people feel natures such as light, wind, and rain. Inspired by architectures in the world,he intends to design spaces of plaza with nature.’These spaces invoke activities of residents.’,he said. To bring an order into the daily life, he insertes uniform grids with squared columns and beams. He intends to connect the apartment with the city nearby Cloudy walls fold housing units made of uniform grids. This is an attempt to expand living spaces softly connects to the city by creating public spaces like forests which are open to the city.

Kindergarten by Yoshitaka Uchino

Misora renovation Kindergarten by Yoshitaka Uchino Yoshitaka Uchino designs spaces where people feel natures such as light, wind, and rain. his vision is todesign old spaces into something special by stimulating given contexts.In short construction periods,he intends to re-incarnate this kindergarten into vigorous and comfortable spaces for kids. His solution is adding a tiny volume and a small wall to the existing building to make it specially strengthened. Outdoor corridors are designed that kids feel the sky and glassland.His attitude towards renovations is to create new values and spaces by partial design under strict restrictions.

Residence by Yoshitaka Uchino

Lighting Beams Residence by Yoshitaka Uchino To regenerate a house excellently, they intends to design structure of woods and light. They aim to bring about the sense of order and express beauty by adding new beams evenly to the frame in which beams are placed at random. Two beams are lighting equipment, the wood frame and the light would be unified when they encounter. Simple wooden frames with natural and artificial light produce tranquil beauty. The terrace enfolded by wall of woods functions as outdoor room one would feel nature. The project is not only aesthetically beautiful but also show stunning efficacy of regeneration.

Contact Info

Yoshitaka Uchino
2-20-7-6F,Kanda-Misaki-cho
1010061
P: +81-3-6272-5572
F: +81-3-5215-5575

Yoshitaka Uchino is IDC member since 2018, with 12126 IDC rating.
 
 
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