YDS, Yoshitaka Design Specialists, founded by Yoshitaka Uchino in 2005, is an award-winning international practice that strives for innovation in design. YDS is a group of specialists including architects, urbanists, engineers, planners, scientists, thinkers, designers, futurists and what not.
With the vision “Architects should be visionaries of Science and Art with Philosophy”, the practice designs architectures and cities as well as creates brand-new concepts for commodities.
Their designs unify architectures and wildlife nature by melting boundaries between them. The team aims to create beautiful spaces with nature where people feel the transition of light and shadow, wind, and rain.
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(Europe), Global Excellence Awards and Construction Awards(UK), German Design Award(Germany), The Architecture Master Prize and Global Business Insight Awards(US), 2A Asia Architecture Award (UAE).
S of YDS also represents our missions, values, visions, cultures and attitudes below to our customers, to societies, and to the world.
3S for our Missions: Special, Sophisticated, Stimulating
3S for our Visions: Simple, Scientific, Sharp
3S for our Attitudes: Sincere, Serious, Straightforward
Founder Yoshitaka Uchino, born in Tokyo in 1977, founded YDS after he received 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. Based on his original idea and philosophy, 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, Mana supervises all projects at YDS.
After she joined YDS, she has designed numerous projects including House K, Forests of Grids. She receives several prizes including German Design Award, The Architecture Master Prize.
YDS has created numerous award-winning projects, this is reflected in several awards from all over the world.
Special, Sophisticated, Stimulating
Simple, Sharp, Scientific
Sincere, Serious, Straightforward
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