Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Graduated from College of Science and Technology , Nihon University
Work at Yoshinobu Ashihara Architects & Associates
Established Takeshi Hirobe Architects
Currently adjunct lecturer at Nihon University, Meiji University
registered first-class architect
Board Member of Japan Institute of Architects
JIA registered architect
2011 Wooden Architectural Space Design Competition, First Prize: Seashore Shell House
2009 Modern Living Awards: Hamadayama House
2007 JIA Awards: Shibuya H
2007 Architecture Lighting Design Competition
2006 27th Inax Design Contest, Sectional Award: Shibuya H
2006 JIA Awards: Minamiaoyama M
2006 Wooden Architectural Space Design Competition, Residential Sector: Tea Garden House
2005 JIA Awards: Barcarolle
2005 Housing Contest, Encouraging Prize: Tea Garden House
2002 JCD Design Awards: Sentimento Mark
7th Space Design Competition, Example Sector, Honorable Mention: Casa Suwa
A building moves in the same way music does.
Of course it’s not the actual structure that moves. That structure is firmly fixed to the earth, but as the earth itself moves over the course of one day, different kinds of light flood in, and as the seasons progress other changes also occur. As we spend time inside the building we are able to sense those changes, and we are reminded that we, too, are a part of the earth.
I feel this sense of the earth and our place on it is extremely importantif we are to reside with dignity in a given space.
Light is the medium that brings about this awareness, but in order to sense light deeply, a certain amount of shadow is also necessary. Using materials that have a strong presence to express gradations of light and shadow is a constant goal in my work. Put broadly, I believe my job is to create the atmosphere of each space that is born.
1-13-2 Suwa Takatsu, Kawasaki