2015 WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL - Office, Winner
Arch. Makoto Nakayama was born in 1955 in Samani, Hokkaido, Japan and graduated in 1978 from Tama Art University with a degree in Architecture. In 1988 he established Nakayama Architects co.
He is a member of The Japan Institute of Architects, also of The Architectural Institute of Japan, and a member of Japanese Commercial Environment Designers Association and, the manager of Hokkaido Urbiculture Design Laboratory.
The primary businesses of the studio Nakayama Architects are:
- Architectural design and supervising
- Interior design and supervising
- Industrial design
- Graphic design
- To engage in all other works accompanying with the main business stated above
Title of the presentation: HIGO
Can architecture be freely from restraint of structure? Can I feel the sunlight filtering through foliage just like I stand in the forest? Am I able to convert the material such as books and documents into the architecture? “Slim”, “Small”, “Thin” are the spirit of it. The iron materials that composed the bookshelves around can stand strong seismic force and wind pressure. Rust on the back plate just like Japanese painting, and thin pillar is like Japanese traditional architectural style “Sukiya”. The beauty and the character make us sense of ease.
World Architecture Festival (Category Winner)
Architectual Institute of Japan – 40th. Hokkaido Architecture Award
IIDA/INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN ASSOCIATION – Best on Asia Pacific Design
Global Excellence Awards (Winner)
World Architecture Community Awards
2A Asia Architecture Award (Finalist)
LEAF AWARDS 2015 (Shortlist)
Good Design Award 2014
World Architecture Festival 2014 Singapore
WORLD SKI AWARDS / Japan’s Best Chalet 2014 (Gold Prize)