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Beehive House Family Home by Satoshi Higashijima

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Satoshi Higashijima (SH) for A' Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Satoshi Higashijima by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design Beehive House here.



Interview with Satoshi Higashijima at Thursday 31st of January 2019

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
SH: The principle of this design was to stimulate the kids' senses to encourage their development.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
SH: I hoped to design a home that was different from any other. To design something that their kids' wouldn't get to experience anywhere else in their lives.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
SH: This home will continue to inspire other designers to try new things.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
SH: 1 year

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
SH: I was inspired to design this kind of house for clients.

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?
SH: This is an original unique house. It is a one off.

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
SH: I wanted to design something that hadn't been done before.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
SH: No, this idea developed over the year of design.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
SH: This kind of design would suit families who want to create an interesting home environment which stimulates their kids' minds and bodies.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
SH: I don't think there is any other design like this.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
SH: This name represents the space design within the house.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
SH: All drawings were sketched and then produced on Autocad.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
SH: The beehive structure.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
SH: I worked with the carpenter closely to make this design. It was something they had never tried before so it was a trusting process.

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
SH: The biggest player in this design was my imagination.

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
SH: My research was from watching my own kids' and seeing our environment plays such a huge role in their development.

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
SH: Convincing the clients to try something that they had never seen before or they couldn't imagine.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
SH: Someone suggested I should submit this design. it is the first time I have submitted to an international competition.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
SH: It's important to be creative and try new things.


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

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