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Interview with 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.

Interview with Yoshitaka Uchino at Friday 8th of July 2016
Yoshitaka Uchino
FS: Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
YU: I wanted to realize inspiring,beautiful,comfortable architectures.I attended the Department of Architecture at Univ. of Tokyo.I have been inspired by Le Corbusier,Tadao Ando,Louis Kahn.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
YU: Yoshitaka Uchino & YDS Architects design mainly on houses,housings.Our main theme is designing affluent spaces where lights and winds are boutiful.We pursuit beautiful architectures corresponds to the client's needs and other conditions.

FS: What is "design" for you?
YU: Design for me is realizing beautiful and enjoyable space.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
YU: Houses

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
YU: Houses with spaces where people interact with nature.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
YU: House I http://www.ydsaa.net/01kamisu_e.html

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
YU: My favorite material is natural wood and stone,for example,natural oak and natural slate stone.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
YU: I came up with inspiring images and ideas when I walking around.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
YU: The transition of light.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
YU: I enjoy when I design and make sketches.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
YU: I feel happy and relieved.

FS: What makes a design successful?
YU: I think the relation with nature while satisfying the functions.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
YU: I mostly value the natural elements,like light,wind,air,rain.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
YU: To achieve the most beautiful and valuable design while taking care of costs,laws,demands.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
YU: I think the traditional architecture would remain in the future. For other parts of design like product design,handmade would be more focused.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
YU: My last exhibition was in 2005 as Tokyo Canal project.I want to hold me next exhibition nexyt year.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
YU: My sources of inspirations comes from the experiences while I travelling especially abroad.Also these are from the works by Tadao Ando,Le Corbusier,and so on.I get inspirations from the behavior of nature.

FS: How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
YU: My design style is Mimalism with nature. I use simple geometry like square,circle as a methodology.

FS: Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
YU: I live in Tokyo.The cutural heritage of Japan really influences me such as transition of light.

FS: How do you work with companies?
YU: I am the president and lead architect for the company.

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
YU: Good designer should have tough mind,sincerity,love for culture and art.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
YU: First I decide the main concept while dealing with the laws and costs. After that I draw preliminary sketches and develop them.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
YU: Desk,Bookshelf,Book,drawing pen,sketch book.

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
YU: I am always thinking about design even though when I am off. For example,when I go out with my family,I always see several architectures and cities.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
YU: They should travel to see the architectures,cities,people living there.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
YU: Positives are realizing the images.Negatives are the conflicts with costs,demands of clients.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
YU: Taking care and respecting nature.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
YU: Sincerity as designer for realizing architectures,parts of environments.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
YU: Drawing pens and sketch books.Also books of works of inspiring architects.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
YU: I manage my time by talking,listening to music.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
YU: For A house,my design term usually half a year.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
YU: 'What is your thinking on architectures? How much does it costs?'

FS: What was your most important job experience?
YU: Design and totally supervise a house.

FS: Who are some of your clients?
YU: Individuals,developpers and so on.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
YU: I enjoy the most designing houses. The reason is that it could be a small universe for the family.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
YU: I am going to design beautiful and inspiring houses and housings. Also I am focusing on renovations. I would design museums,kindergartens,commercial buildings.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
YU: I want to basically design by myself,and develop as a team.

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
YU: houses,public facilities,and so on.

FS: How can people contact you?
YU: Anyone can contact me by e-mail. The addresses are either uchino@ydsaa.net,yoshitaka_u@me.com.


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

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