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Forests of Grid Residential Building by Yoshitaka Uchino

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Yoshitaka Uchino (YU) for A' Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Yoshitaka Uchino by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design Forests of Grid here.



Interview with Yoshitaka Uchino at Friday 16th of September 2016

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
YU: Experiences in the spaces with rigid grids and curved wall ,for example Himeji Literally Museum by Tadao Ando.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
YU: Living with nature.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
YU: I want to design housings with further refined concept of this building.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
YU: About half a year.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
YU: Before I was commisioned this work,I intended to design housings with this concept.

FS: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?
YU: All the housings of this concept would be designed by myself.

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
YU: Experiences by several architectures such as works by Le Corbusier,Tadao Ando.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
YU: Works by Le Corbusier mainly in France.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
YU: People who understands the value of living with nature.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
YU: Creating a forest in a city with uniform grids and walls.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
YU: The concept being about nature,so I think it would be better the name reminds us nature.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
YU: drawing pens,sketch books.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
YU: Clear architectural concept with nature.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
YU: Engineers who clearly understand the concept.

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
YU: Simple structural method.

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
YU: Doing research on housings with public spaces such as Rokko Housing by Tadao Ando.

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
YU: Making a forest and public spaces while facing with laws and economical rationality.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
YU: I want to know how my works would be evaluated in the world.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
YU: Traveling and visiting inspiring architectures.


FS: Thank you for providing us with this opportunity to interview you.

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