from the Frontier
We are alternative design consultant.
Our main field is a small village in the most advanced population decline and aging area.
We are interested in
+ Traditions and values nurtured by the local climate + Sustainable economic, environmental, and social systems
+ Social systems and technologies in an era of declining population
+ The role and significance of community
+ What is a landscape where nature and humans coexist?
+ What is a diverse society?
+ What is work? What is living? What is living?
・・・and we create and explore future landscapes
1. from the essential question
2. imagine the future
3. refine local resources
4. repeatedly develop and implement designs
5. reinvest the results in the communit
Organize the issue background and the process of occurrence in a multi-layered manner,
Explore solutions to increase future options
Landscape architects' design process/design thinking is the core of our work. We creatively discover, investigate, analyze, and organize issues, and create and implement ideas.
Designing in the edge between nature and culture
Nested structure-like Evaluation Criteria
The environment that surrounds us - nature and people, communities and regions, individuals and companies, nations and the world - is becoming more complex and ever-changing in its relationships with various entities, solutions are becoming harder to find, and the worries and sense of anxiety individuals have about the future are becoming greater. We believe that this is due to the fact that the social operating systems of the previous era have become dysfunctional, and that we have forgotten the principles of action to create our own future, without developing the mindset and working methods to break through the fear of facing challenges. Based on the process and design thinking of landscape design, which has been developed as a means to solve many problems that have spilled over from the illusion of a highly developed civilized society, we are developing human resources and run a business that can break through the complex challenges of today while setting evaluation criteria for the environment that future generations will demand. We will nurture a "Country Creative Class" that is capable of generating ideas, and can keep thinking as they run.
Director Yoshihiro Yabe
2022 The37 th Fukushima Architectural Culture Award Special Category Award「NIPPONIA Naryama Village」
2021 The 11th Regional Revitalization Award Hokkaido Tohoku Block Award
2019 Good Design Award「GO-institute」
2018 IBARAKI Design selection 2018 「Hoshiimo Granola」