Growing up in nature. Children’s Forest by Takashige Yamashita Office

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Takashige Yamashita Office. Lead architects.- Takashige Yamashita, YoungAh Kang.
Structural Engineer.- Hiraiwa Structural Consultants.
MEP Engineer.- Nagano Engineering.
General Contractor.- Usuko Sangyo + Tonbo Sougo Kensetsu.
Site area.- 4,328.14 sqm.
Building area.- 1,109.17 sqm.
Total floor area.- 1,008.69 sqm.
February 2023.
Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan.
Kai Nakamura. TYO.

Takashige Yamashita

Takashige Yamashita. Principal of Takashige Yamashita Office / Qualified first class architect in Japan. Obtained a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Tokai University in 2002, and a Master’s degree in Architecture from Tokyo University of Arts in 2005. After working for ‘Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA’ from 2005 until 2015, founded Takashige Yamashita Office. Currently a part-time lecturer at Tokai University and Kyoto University of the Arts.

YoungAh Kang. Graduated from the University of Toronto with BA in Architecture in 2009 and left MArch at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 to work at ‘Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA’. Upon completion of MArch (DRL) at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 2016, joined Takashige Yamashita Office in 2017. Currently a part-time lecturer at Tokyo Designer Gakuin.

・Japan Architecture of the Year 2021 Selected by the JIA「Clinic in the woods」(2021)
​・Fukuyama Police Station Competition, 2nd place entry(2021)
・Kumamoto Artpolis Project - Everfield Wood Factory Competition, Finalist(2020)
・Taipei International Design Award「Toranoko Nursery」Bronze Prize(2019/Taiwan)
・Architecture Asia Awards for Emerging Architects「Toranoko Nursery」Gold Prize(2019/Malaysia)
・AIJ Young Architects Award for Selected Architectural Designs「Toranoko Nursery」(2019)
・Bauwelt Award 2019:First Works「Toranoko Nursery」Prize Winner(2019/Germany)
​・Japan Architecture of the Year 2017 Selected by the JIA「Toranoko Nursery」(2017)

・BAU 2019「Toranoko Nursery」(2019/Messe Muenchen/Germany)
・Presentation「Y project -NAR-」(2018/GA Gallery/Tokyo)
・ATARASHII KENCHIKU NO TANOSHISA「N project -2NO-」 (2018/Re-Sohko Gallery/Tokyo)
JUNG 2023



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