In the headquarter building of one of the largest newspaper publishers in Japan near the Imperial Palace, the illumination plan was created centered around the entrance hall "Space N.I.O.", which is characterized by "Media Wall", an art object floating in the open ceiling space which is two stories high, and Nikkei Hall which is based on the concept of "Forest of Knowledge". The lights were used to suggest the class of the newspaper publisher providing a base for the economy, the society, and the culture. The design was made to create an intellectual luminous environment where functionality, comfortableness, and designs are blended together. CG simulations were adopted from the designing stage to make the challenging illumination plan possible.
The deck area of the outdoor stairway arranged on an office building was turned into a space where one can naturally feel comfortable and refreshed by the illuminations. During the planning, the design was created focusing on illuminations that emphasize the design of the staircase, that can ensure safety with an energy saving effect, and are maintenance-free. Based on these considerations, only one type of light sources is used, and LEDs, which have a long life time and can be expected to be energy saving, have been adopted.
Classical Japanese architecture in an historic Japanese landscape garden brimming with luxuriant greenery in the heart of the metropolis. From weddings and formal banquets to a variety of other events, an extensive number of uses come together in the 240m^2 Hakuhou-kan banquet hall.
The new construction in historic temple located in Ichikawa. The main theme of this project is how to express highly spiritual space by lighting design. We aimed at the solemn and stately space, though it's a new structure.
"Nautilus" is a seafood restaurant located on the 4th floor of "ION orchard", prime commercial/shopping facility in the center of busy orchard road, Singapore. This project was requested by Yuhkichi Kawai, who owns offices in Tokyo and Malaysia and also plays an active part in the industry all over Asia. The concept for the project was "The atmosphere associated with the female owner, which is elegance and tenderness", and the softness is effectively expressed within the indirect illumination.
This facility is a renovated chapel. Lighting plan was completely revamped and interior was remodeled to maximize the effect of the renewal. The interior design is enhanced by the illumination. Lighting equipment is kept out of sight as much as possible to maintain harmony between illumination and interior, brightening the space using lighted surfaces. LED devices are deployed in various places to minimize maintenance costs. Long-lasting LED lamps are chosen with energy conservation.
COREDO Muromachi is adjacent to Nihon Bashi and facing Mitsui Main Building which is a historic building across a street. It is a complex facility with shops, office, and a multi-purpose hall newly build in Muromachi, which is a stately town with a long history. Our illumination plan respected not only the individual characters of the four sides of the building but also the sense of unity.
When creating "light to connect the historic and cultural features of Kanazawa", it all comes down to rediscovering the appeal of Kanazawa, designing light to enhance it, and expanding the light all over the city. A number of lost buildings in Kanazawa Castle and its surroundings were reconstructed in the first and the second reconstruction projects. Our lighting design unveiled the extensive scale of the castle. Now, many people including foreign visitors recognize the fascinating Kanazawa night view.
The Nabana-no-Sato is a garden park to enjoy the four seasons of Japan. Mt. Fuji's majestic figure, surrounding clouds and the sea are created on the 26,400-sq.m land. With cutting-edge full-color LED systems and control technology, the lights' colors/moves and sounds represent the seasonal and time changes.
NIIGATA MONOLITH is a comprehensive bridal facility newly built in Niigata prefecture. The ceiling of the banquet room has an inclination of CH:5,700mm to CH:7,300mm, and approximately one thousand transparent acrylic tubes are laid on the ceiling. The challenge was to reduce the running costs including maintenance fees while keeping the ceiling high. HIMEJI MONOLITH is a comprehensive bridal facility built based on an about 80 year-old house by renovating the interior as a guest house. The minimum LED spotlights are used to illuminate the exterior of the building, which received a designation of the Important Building for Landscape of Himeji-shi, Hyogo prefecture.
This worldwide-known art center is considered as the most ambitious monument and as the symbol of culture-economical boom-maker in French eastern province in 2010. Despite its complexity, scale and expectation, its financial condition was very strict. The lighting design for this never-seen structure (in wood and textile roof of 35m high with complex 3 gallery tubes) was required to be economical, ecological but impactful to emit a strong presence and message at night. The concept was "voyage on a flying carpet to visit divers arts above the glowing cloud"-bright and uniform, light in weight and enlightening the art.