YDS Architects, founded by Yoshitaka Uchino, is an award-winning international office that strives for innovation in design.
Architects should be visionaries of Art and Science with Philosophy. The practice always keeps in mind nature such as light, wind, and rain, when they design architectures and cities.
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 ‘Design Top10 Award for Emergent Architect in the world’ from UK, Nominees for ‘SIA-GETZ Architecture Prize for Emergent Architect in Asia’ from Singapore, ‘German Design Award’ from Germany, ‘The American Architecture Prize from USA,’2A Asia Architecture Award’ from UAE,’ London international creative competition Award’ from UK.
YDS Architects and their projects have been featured in several media worldwide.
Yoshitaka Uchino,born in Tokyo in 1977,founded YDS Architects in 2005.
He received his Master and Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Tokyo.
While studying on Urban design and ‘Spaces of agoras and paths’ , 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 UK in 2016.In 2016 Singapore Institute of Architects nominated him for ‘SIA-GETZ Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia’ .
Yoshitaka got ‘Construction Awards-Best International Architectural Design Firm – Japan’ from UK in 2017.
In 2018, he won ‘Global Excellence Awards -Most innovative Architecture Firm in Japan-‘ from UK.
Born in Tokyo, Mana is a licensed architect in Japan.Being a partner at YDS Architects, Mana supervises all projects at YDS.
After Mana joined YDS, she has designed numerous projects including HouseK, Misora Kindergarten, Void in a Forest. She receives several prizes including ‘German Design Award’,’ The American Architecture Prize’, and ‘A’ Design Award’.
Mana is closely involved in every process of YDS’s projects from creating basic concepts to design and supervision.
She holds a Master Degree in Architecture from Kogakuin University .
‘YDS’of YDS Architects means ‘Yoshitaka+Design+S’.
S represents our missions, values, visions, cultures and attitudes to our customers, to the societies, and to the world.
Our company pledge 15S.
3S for our Missions.
3S for our Visions.
3S for our Attitudes.
Special, Sophisticated, Stimulating
Simple, Sharp, Scientific
Sincere, Serious, Straightforward
YDS Architects is a group of professional architects who design architectures and cities based on these 9S.
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