Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan Hitobito Art Installation
Hitobito Art Installation is Iron Design Award winner in 2022 - 2023 Fine Arts and Art Installation Design Award Category.
Hitobito Art Installation

Hitobito is the art installation created for the lantern festival in Taipei City in 2023 as a part of the new immigrant district in Song Shan Cultural Park. The structural form draws people inside to experience the passage of reaching a unique destination that collects people's memory of their hometown. In addition, the installation is brightened at night with warm lighting to wrap the visitors to synchronize their emotional state with the space.

Hitobito Art Installation
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan Hitobito
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan Art Installation
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan design
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan design
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan

Daisuke Nagatomo graduated from Meiji University in Tokyo, and decided to pursue his passion of architecture at Columbia University, where he received master degree in advanced architectural design. Nagatomo began his career in the metropolitan New York area with architecture firms, including TEN Arquitectos and Design Office for Research and Architecture. He was the invited researcher for FabLab House project at IaaC, Barcelona from 2009 to 2010 where he holds research diploma. Nagatomo is currently the assistant professor of National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan as well as adjunct faculty member of Tokyo Denki University. Nagatomo has taught several schools including Pratt Institute (New York), Tokyo University of Science, and Keio University.


MisoSoupDesign is Taipei based design Studio let by Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan. Their design incorporates new ideas with digital tectonics and sustainability technologies. They also apply the systematic way of thinking in design, and discover the surprising moment when form meets function. MisoSoupDesign produces diverse area of design for architecture, interior, furniture/product and corporate branding. MisoSoupDesign has won several international design competition and design awards, and published on books and magazine around the world.