YDS Architects, founded by Yoshitaka Uchino, is an award-winning international practice that strives for innovation in design.
With the vision ‘Architects should be visionaries of Science and Art with Philosophy’, the practice always keeps in mind natural elements such as light, wind, and rain when they design architectures.
The firm’s designs unify both architectures and wildlife nature by breaking down the boundaries between them. The team aim to create beautiful spaces with nature where people feel the transition of light and shadow.
Driven by its original visions, they design ‘Wavering Architectures’ which stimulate human minds and invoke communications between human and nature.
The practice has been awarded several international prizes including ‘LEAF Awards'(UK), ‘SIA-GETZ Architecture Prize for Emergent Architect in Asia’ (Singapore), ‘Construction Awards'(UK), ‘German Design Award'(Germany), ‘The Architecture Master Prize’(USA), ‘2A Asia Architecture Award’ (UAE).
Founder Yoshitaka Uchino, born in Tokyo in 1977, founded YDS Architects in 2005 after receiving Master and Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Tokyo.
While traveling around Europe, United States, and Asia, and studying at the university, he has created his original visions for architectural design and urban design. Developing the visions, he and the team has designed and proposed several architectures and cities.
Yoshitaka received numerous awards and honors including ‘Global Excellence Awards’, UK in 2018, ‘Design Top10 Award for Emergent Architect in the world ‘, UK in 2016. In the same year, Singapore Institute of Architects nominated him for ‘SIA-GETZ Architecture Prize for Emergent Architects in Asia’ .
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 Wavering Forests, HouseK, 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. She holds 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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