Profile

YDS, founded by Yoshitaka Uchino in 2004, 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.

Yoshitaka Uchino
Founder

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.

Mana Muraki
Partner

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 introduces several stories including process of design, cost, education, history, and the world in other websites below.
Please take a look at them.

YDS Voyage
Process of projects
New Architectural Voyage
Construction sites of Projects, Costs, Process
New Educational Voyage
Essential education for kids, children
New Historical Voyage
Historic sites, Japanese and World History
New Earth Voyage
World affairs including science, politics, economy, and architectures.

Awards

YDS has created numerous award-winning projects, this is reflected in several awards from all over the world.


Construction & Engineering Awards
Most Innovative Inclusive Architecture Practice-Japan, UK, 2021
Global Excellence Awards
Most Innovative International Architecture Design Firm 2021-Japan, UK, 2021
Architecture Awards
Most Innovative Architecture Practice2021-Japan , UK , 2021
Design & Build Award
Most Innovative International Architecture Design Firm – Japan, United kingdom, 2020
Architecture Awards
Best Single-Family Home Design Firm – Japan, United kingdom, 2020
Design & Build Awards
Most Outstanding Architectural Firm – Japan, United kingdom, 2019
Ones to Watch Awards
Recognized Experts in Japanese Architecture & Design, United Kingdom, 2019
Global Business Insight Awards
Award For Excellence in Architectural Design 2018-JAPAN, United States, 2018
APAC Business Awards
Best Architectural Design Practice 2018-Japan,United Kingdom,2018
Architecture Award
Architectural Firm of the Year 2018-JAPAN,United Kingdom,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
Construction Awards
Best International Architectural Design Firm – Japan,United States,2017
SIA-GETZ Architecture Prize
Nominee, Singapore Institute of Architects, Singapore, 2016
Design Top10
Emergent Architect in the world, United Kingdom,2016

Global Excellence Awards
UK, 2021
Nichiha Siding Award 2021
Japan, 2021
Architecture MasterPrize, Honorable Mention
US, 2021

Iconic Awards-Selection-
Germany, 2021
Best Residential Access Architecture Project-Japan
UK, 2021
Architecture Awards
Best Multi-Family Residential Project-Japan , UK , 2021
Architecture MasterPrize, Honorable Mention
US, 2021

Architecture Awards
Best Home Renovation Project -Tokyo,UK,2019
German Design Awards
Nominee,Germany,2019
LEAF Awards
Shortlist, United Kingdom,2018
WIN Awards
Finalist, United States,2018
Architecture Award
United Kingdom, 2018
A’ Design Award
Iron Award, Italy, 2018
WA Awards
Award 25th Cycle, United States, 2017
A’ Design Award
Bronze Award, Italy,2017
German Design Award
Special Mention, Germany,2016
The American Architecture Prize
Honorable Mention, United States,2016
The 10th London international creative competition
Shortlist, United Kingdom,2017
2A Asia Architecture Award
Shortlist, United Arab Emirates,2017
German Design Award
Nominee, Germany,2017
A’ Design Award
Iron Award, Italy,2016
German Design Award
Nominee, Germany,2017
2A Asia Architecture Award
Shortlist, United Arab Emirates,2016
A’ Design Award
Iron Award, Italy,2016
2A Asia Architecture Award
Shortlist, United Arab Emirates,2017
A’ Design Award
Iron Award, Italy,2016
Architecture Awards
Best Single-Family Home Design Firm 2020 – Japan
United kingdom,2020
A’ Design Award
Iron Award, Italy,2016
Woodone Prize
Fine Prize,Japan,2005

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