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Hiroshi Nakamura
Hiroshi Nakamura was born in 1974 in Tokyo, and spent his childhood in Kamakura and Kanazawa. He completed his master’s degree in architecture at Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meiji University in 1999. After graduation, he started working at Kengo Kuma & Associates, and established Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP in 2002. Currently, he is also the representative of NAP Consultant, NAP International, and NAP Design Works, dealing with a wide range of fields from urban development to furniture.
His motto is to build an organic relationship between architecture, nature, and the body by "microscopic design" that leans on natural phenomena, people's behaviors, and feelings. Additionally, he aims to concert “architecture that can only be found there” based on the history, culture, industry, materials of the region. In recent years, he has discovered the essence of his design thought in traditional Japanese architecture and garden culture and is working to reconstruct them.
AIJ Prize 2021 Architectural Design Division
The Japan Institute of Architects Award/ JIA Award Excellent Architecture
AIJ Selected Architectural Designs 2015
JIA Sustainable Architecture Award
BCS Prize
JAAF Award Nichijiren Kenchikusho Shoreisho
JIA Young Architects Award
Yoshioka Award
Grand Prize, JCD Design Award
Overall Winner, LEAF AWARDS 2015
Building of the Year, ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2016
Winner, WAN Sustainable Buildings Award 2016 Winner
First Prize, ar+d Awards …etc
BBC Netflix The world's Most Extraordinary homes 'japan'
NHK World DesignTolks+

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Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
November 25, 2002
Legally Foundation
July 28, 2003
JPY 10million
Settlement Term
Business Description
Design and supervision of architecture
Regional (urban) planning and site planning
Strategic drafting and consulting service about products / areas / environments / facilities
Education / Lecture / Publishing business of architecture and urban design
Industrial design
All other subsidiary business
Group Company
Architects and Engineers Liability Insurance
First - class registered architect office / Tokyo No.50416
Member Organization
Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) No.0629066
The Japan Institute of Architects (JIA) No.0801704
Tokyo Society of Architects and Building Engineer No.2030290
Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association(JCD) No.1426