YDS Architects

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.

Architects

Yoshitaka Uchino
Founder

Yoshitaka Uchino,born in Tokyo in 1977,founded YDS Architects.
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.

Mana Muraki
Partner

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 .

Awards

YDS Architects
Annual Awards
Best International Architecture Practice-Japan- ,United States, 2018
100-Asia 2018 Awards
Best International Architecture Practice-Japan- ,United States, 2018
Global Awards 2018
United States, 2018
GAMECHANGERS 2018
GAMECHANGER OF THE YEAR – JAPAN, United Kingdom, 2018
BUILDINGS AWARDS
BOUTIQUE ARCHITECTURAL FIRM OF THE YEAR – JAPAN, United Kingdom, 2018
Global Excellence Awards
Most innovative Architecture Firm in Japan, United Kingdom, 2018
Global Excellence Awards
Architectural Designer of the Year for Japan, United Kingdom, 2017
Global 100 Awards
Best International Architecture Practice – Japan, United States, 2017
Construction Awards
Best International Architectural Design Firm – Japan,United States,2017
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Nominee, Italy, 2017
SIA-GETZ Architecture Prize
Nominee, Singapore Institute of Architects, Singapore, 2016
Design Top10
Emergent Architect in the world, United Kingdom,2016

House N
Architecture Award
United Kingdom, 2018
A’ Design Award
Iron Award, Italy, 2018
House K
WA Awards
Award 25th Cycle, United States, 2017
A’ Design Award
Bronze Award, Italy,2017
German Design Award
Special Mention Award, Germany,2016
The American Architecture Prize
Honorable Mention, United States,2016
The 10th London international creative competition
shortlist, United Kingdom,2017
Misora Kindergarten
2A Asia Architecture Award
finalist, United Arab Emirates,2017
German Design Award
Nominee, Germany,2017
A’ Design Award
Iron Award, Italy,2016
Void in a Forest
German Design Award
Nominee, Germany,2017
2A Asia Architecture Award
finalist, United Arab Emirates,2016
A’ Design Award
Iron Award, Italy,2016
Forests of Grids
2A Asia Architecture Award
finalist, United Arab Emirates,2017
A’ Design Award
Iron Award, Italy,2016
House I
A’ Design Award
Iron Award, Italy,2016
Woodone Prize
Fine Prize,Japan,2005
Wavering Voids
Good Design Award
Finalist, Japan,2007
Columns of Books
A’ Design Award
Runner-up, Italy,2016
FRAME
A’ Design Award
Runner-up, Italy,2016
Y-House
A’ Design Award
Runner-up, Italy,2016

Media

Mission

‘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.

Missions:3S

Special, Sophisticated, Stimulating

Visions:3S

Simple, Sharp, Scientific

Attitudes:3S

Sincere, Serious, Straightforward

YDS Architects is a group of professional architects who design architectures and cities based on these 9S.