and transform them into value.
Their creation is not limited to the beauty of form or function, or anything in a box.
Nebulous, ethereal, conceptual elements are also meticulously captured.
Harmony with the local community and coexistence with the natural environment are but some such examples.
These are then converted to distinctive, unrivalled value, unique to that place alone.
In our interview series, “Creating Value,” we asked creators in a variety of fields about their philosophies and principles.
vol.1Don’t tip-toe around each other
if you want to produce interesting things.
President, Azuma Architect & Associates
vol.2Mass production cannot produce inspiration.
Left: Astrid Klein
Middle: Yukinari Hisayama
Right: Mark Dytham
vol.3I want to create spaces that remain in visitors' memories,
like an archetypical landscape.
Director and Partner, studio on site
Registered Landscape Architect,
First-Class Architect, Nature Restoration Promoter,
First-Class Landscape Gardening Work Operation and Management Engineer
vol.4Never sacrifice anything in the name of good design.
President and Lighting Director,
Illumination of City Environment (ICE), Ltd.
vol.5There is no such thing as “completion” in gardens.
Therein lies their appeal.
Tomonori Kato, Ph.D.
President, UEYAKATO LANDSCAPE Co., LTD.
Professor, Kyoto University of Art and Design
vol.6Doesn’t matter when or where,
I always want to do the greatest work in my life.
Chairman, Hinoki Kogei