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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
JIA Sustainable Architecture Award, Grand Prize
Japan Federation of Architects & Building Engineers Associations Architectural Work Awards Grand Prize
AIJ Selected Architectural Designs 2015
AIJ Selected Architectural Designs Young Architects Award 2014
JIA Sustainable Architecture Award, Best Award
BCS Prize
JAAF Award Nichijiren Kenchikusho
JIA Young Architects Award
Yoshioka Award
JCD Design Award, Grand Prize
GOOD DESIGN AWARD, Gold Prize
13th Modern Lining Award
ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2016, Building of the Year
LEAF AWARDS 2015, Overall Winner
WAN Sustainable Buildings of the Year, Winner
ar+d Awards, First Prize
ar+d Awards for Emerging Architecture, etc.
BBC Netflix The World's Most Extraordinary Homes 'Japan'
NHK World DesignTolks+

©Nacasa and Partners Inc.

Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Foundation
November 25, 2002
Legally Foundation
July 28, 2003
Capital
JPY 10million
Settlement Term
April
Employees
40
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
NAP ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING
NAP INTERNATIONAL
Register
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

Members

  • ポートレート
    Soichiro Takai
    Senior Director

    Soichiro Takai

    Senior Director

    Bio
    Born in 1973 in Shizuoka. Graduated from the Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Industrial Engineering, Nihon University. Joined NAP in 2017 after working on educational facilities, museums, golf course facilities, etc. in his previous positions. He has been an executive officer/senior director since 2018. He is mainly in charge of large-scale properties such as public properties, redevelopment projects, and commercial facilities while providing overall management.
  • ポートレート
    Naoko Sumitani
    Director

    Naoko Sumitani

    Director

    Bio
    Born in 1977 in Tokyo. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nihon University. Joined NAP in 2007 after working on educational facilities and housing complexes in her previous positions. She is mainly in charge of stores and private residences.
    Works
    GRAZ, Cockpit in wild plants, coconca, Ohori Kindergarten & After School, Laboratory Under The Crop Field, My-riad of Optical Glass Bricks, House C, House H in Uehara
  • ポートレート
    Hirotoshi Koizumi
    Director

    Hirotoshi Koizumi

    Director

    Bio
    Born in 1983 in Yamagata. Graduated from Department of Design, College of Art, Nihon University. Joined NAP in 2008 after working on villa housing and urban development etc. in his previous positions. He is mainly in charge of large-scale housing.
    Works
    TOKYU PLAZA OMOTESANDO HARAJUKU, GRAZ, Secret Garden, Lavahenge in Hawaiʻi Island, M Project
  • ポートレート
    Masaki Hirakawa
    Director

    Masaki Hirakawa

    Director

    Bio
    Born in 1982 in Kanagawa. Graduated from Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Joined NAP in 2013. He is in charge of projects of various scales, structures, and uses.
    Works
    Radiator House, TAKASHIMAYA ROSEHALL, Kamikatsu Zero Waste Center, Kasuien, Tree Hut on Volcano, The Olympic and Paralympic Village Tokyo 2020, THE CRAFT & RESORT in Taichung, House M in Akiya
  • ポートレート
    Kohei Omori
    Director

    Kohei Omori

    Director

    Bio
    Born in 1984 in Hyogo. Completed master’s degree in Environmental Architectural Design, AA School. His master's thesis was ‘Potential and Design Process for Reducing Environmental Impact of Underground Office Space’. Joined NAP in 2014 after working on office buildings, hospitals, and logistics facilities in his previous positions. He is mainly in charge of overseas projects.
    Works
    Kamikatz Public House, Lath House, St. Mary’s Cathedral in Manila, O Resort in Niseko, House K in Israel, Osaka Project
  • ポートレート
    Kiyonori Takaoka
    Director

    Kiyonori Takaoka

    Director

    Bio
    Born in 1982 in Kyoto. Completed master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kinki University. His master's thesis was ’Characteristic Analysis of Court by Rhetorics: Significance of courthouse in Japan’. Joined NAP in 2016 after working on private residences, educational facilities, and apartment complexes in his previous positions. He is mainly in charge of hotels and complexes.
    Works
    Bella Vista SPA & MARINA ONOMICHI Forest Villa, Noh Stage Building in Minami-Aoyama
  • ポートレート
    Tomohiko Kimura
    Director

    Tomohiko Kimura

    Director

    Bio
    Born in 1984 in Kanagawa. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meiji University. Joined NAP in 2009. He is mainly in charge of commercial facilities, residences, and villas.
    Works
    Tokyo International Airport Terminal 1 Renewal, Tokyo International Airport Terminal 2 Extension & Observation Deck, TOKYU PLAZA OMOTESANDO HARAJUKU, Hayama Cave, Logs on the Dune, Nesting in forest, House of Flowerbed, Office E, House N
  • ポートレート
    Sadaharu Aoto
    Senior Architect

    Sadaharu Aoto

    Senior Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1991 in Shimane. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, Department of Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Systems Engineering, Kinki University. His master's design was ‘Vessels of Events: New Ways of Living Created by “Margins”’. Joined NAP in 2016.
    Works
    Hoshino Resorts KAI Poroto, Ueno Toshogu Shrine Juyosho & Meditation Pavilion, Lavehenge in Hawaiʻi Island, House on the hill of Mt. Hanare
  • ポートレート
    Shohei Hatori
    Senior Architect

    Shohei Hatori

    Senior Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1990 in Kanagawa. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo City University. Joined NAP in 2016 after working on private residences in his previous positions.
    Works
    Secret Garden, Office T in Toranomon, K Bridal Hotel in Karuizawa, House N in Oyama
  • ポートレート
    Kenji Sakurai
    Senior Architect

    Kenji Sakurai

    Senior Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1986 in Saitama. Completed master’s degree in Construction Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology. His master's thesis was ‘Research on Advanced Space Utilization and Communities’. Joined NAP in 2016 after working on detached houses, apartment buildings, and medical facilities in his previous positions. He is mainly in charge of public buildings, commercial buildings, and residential buildings.
    Works
    Koge Town Sports Hall, Oike Park Tree House
  • ポートレート
    Yusuke Nishimura
    Senior Architect

    Yusuke Nishimura

    Senior Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1985 in Hyogo. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, University of Kent. He is a holder of ARB [Architects Registration Board] and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the American Institute of Architects. Joined NAP in 2022 after working on residential urban planning and skyscrapers in his previous positions. He is mainly in charge of overseas projects.
    Works
    House K in Israel
  • ポートレート
    Yuta Kato
    Chief Architect

    Yuta Kato

    Chief Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1992 in Chiba. Completed master’s degree in Architectural Engineering, Graduate School of Industrial Engineering, Nihon University. Joined NAP in 2017.
    Works
    Laboratory Under The Crop Field, My-riad of Optical Glass Bricks, House U in Kenko
  • ポートレート
    Takumi Shido
    Chief Architect

    Takumi Shido

    Chief Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1993 in Tokyo. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. Joined NAP in 2018.
    Works
    Hoshino Resorts KAI Poroto, KURKKU FIELDS Library
  • ポートレート
    Takanori Maita
    Chief Architect

    Takanori Maita

    Chief Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1993 in Aomori. Graduated from Department of Architecture, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University. Joined NAP in 2018.
    Works
    Care house of the Wind Chimneys, Noh Stage Building in Minami-Aoyama, Roadside Station in Tateyama
  • ポートレート
    Yang Liu
    Chief Architect

    Yang Liu

    Chief Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1991 in China. Completed master’s degree in Architecture and Building Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University. His master's thesis was on ‘Rammed earth’. Joined NAP in 2019.
    Works
    Sayama Lakeside Cemetery Woodland Burial, THE CRAFT & RESORT in Taichung, House M in Akiya
  • ポートレート
    Ikumi Toyota
    Chief Architect

    Ikumi Toyota

    Chief Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1990 in Tokyo. Completed master’s degree in Construction Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology. Her master's thesis was ’Practice of Extension of Private Space in Living Space: Built-environment Information Modeling’. Joined NAP in 2021 after working on housing complexes and hotel interiors in her previous positions.
    Works
    New Fukuoka Building Hotel
  • ポートレート
    Naoyuki Kan
    Chief Architect

    Naoyuki Kan

    Chief Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1990 in Ehime. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University. His master's thesis was ‘Proposal for a Village Living with Storks Built on the Maruyama River Watershed: Based on the causal relationship between the influx of modernism and the various problems faced by Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture’. Joined NAP in 2022 after working on stores, offices and museums in his previous positions.
    Works
    K Bridal Hotel in Karuizawa, K Hotel in Choshi
  • ポートレート
    Takahito Haneda
    Architect

    Takahito Haneda

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1993 in Hokkaido. Completed master’s degree in Engineering, Hokkaido University. His master's thesis was ‘Conceptual Framework at the Design Stage as Seen in the Sketch by Architect Tatsuhiko Kuramoto’. Joined NAP in 2019.
    Works
    Bella Vista SPA & MARINA ONOMICHI Forest Villa, House of the Sacred Rock, Kasuien, Koge Town Sports Hall, Oike Park Tree House
  • ポートレート
    Aki Nishida
    Architect

    Aki Nishida

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1993 in in Fukuoka. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art. Her master's thesis was ‘SUBSTANCE OF ABSENCE’. Joined NAP in 2020.

    Works
    Minami Yoshitomi After School Children's Club, In the Corners of this House, O Resort in Niseko
  • ポートレート
    Yi Lok Ivy, Ip
    Architect

    Yi Lok Ivy, Ip

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1991 in Hong Kong. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her master's thesis was ‘An Immediate and Mobile Theatre: Experiment as Part of the Establishment’. Joined NAP in 2019.
    Works
    St. Mary’s Cathedral in Manila, O Resort in Niseko, House K in Israel, Osaka Project
  • ポートレート
    Makoto Ochi
    Architect

    Makoto Ochi

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1995 in Nara. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University. His master's design was ‘Design of a Mixed-Use Building’. Joined NAP in 2020.
    Works
    Bella Vista SPA & MARINA ONOMICHI Forest Villa, Ueno Toshogu Shrine Juyosho & Meditation Pavilion
  • ポートレート
    Yuta Yamamoto
    Architect

    Yuta Yamamoto

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1996 in Tokyo. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. His master's design was ‘An Experiment in Spatializing Darkness as Experience’. Joined NAP in 2021.
    Works
    House I in Minami-Azabu, Office T in Toranomon, K Hotel in Hakone
  • ポートレート
    Ayao Iwaki
    Architect

    Ayao Iwaki

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1997 in Tokyo. Completed master’s degree at Graduate School of Japan Women's University. Her master's thesis project was ‘Nomadic Universitas: Construction of University Space Through a Chain of Places and Experiences’. Joined NAP in 2021.
    Works
    House N
  • ポートレート
    Ayami Hisa
    Architect

    Ayami Hisa

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1996 in Tokyo. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science. Her master's thesis was ‘A Proposal for a Waterside Space Using Various Light Environments: Through an analysis of light environments in Alvaro Siza's public architecture‘. Joined NAP in 2021.
    Works
    House T in Minami-Azabu, KURKKU FIELDS Library, K Hotel in Hakone
  • ポートレート
    Tomohisa Kawase
    Architect

    Tomohisa Kawase

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1995 in Aichi. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. His master's thesis was ‘Texture Design Method on The Surface of Architecture’. Joined NAP in 2021.
    Works
    Roadside Station in Tateyama, House S in Sakura-Shinmachi
  • ポートレート
    Kanta Harade
    Architect

    Kanta Harade

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1995 in Osaka. Completed master’s degree in Architecture, Kyoto Institute of Technology. His master's thesis was ‘Imperfect Wholeness Acquisition’. Joined NAP in 2021 after internship at Stücheli Architekten.
    Works
    K Bridal Hotel in Karuizawa
  • ポートレート
    Ten Hyakutake
    Architect

    Ten Hyakutake

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1995 in Kanagawa. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University, and completed master’s degree at Y-GSA, Yokohama National University. Joined NAP in 2021.
    Works
    K Hotel in Choshi, M Project
  • ポートレート
    Yuka Tokuno
    Architect

    Yuka Tokuno

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1997 in Tokyo. Completed master’s degree in Creative Engineering, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Chiba University. His master's thesis was ‘The Influence of Architectural Space on the Placement of Truant Children: A Study Based on a Survey of Free Schools and Educational Support Centers’. Joined NAP in 2022.
    Works
    New Fukuoka Building Hotel
  • ポートレート
    Hiroki Kiyoto
    Architect

    Hiroki Kiyoto

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1996 in Kagawa. Completed master's degree in Architecture, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology. His master's thesis was ‘Spatial Practice of Clubs Involved in Food Production and Distribution’. Joined NAP in 2022.
    Works
    Roadside Station in Tateyama
  • ポートレート
    Hiroshi Ohara
    Architect

    Hiroshi Ohara

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1998 in Tokyo. Graduated from Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University. Joined NAP in 2022. He is mainly in charge of large-scale residences and villas.

    Works
    Secret Garden, Lavahenge in Hawaiʻi Island
  • ポートレート
    Issui Shioura
    Architect

    Issui Shioura

    Architect

    Bio
    Born in 1993 in Tokyo. Completed master’s degree at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL (University College London). His master's thesis was ‘Ephemeral Preservation - Transient Inheritance: Research on disaster culture through the traditional Japanese aesthetics and the practice of Inheritance rituals by Pop-Up Architecture’. Joined NAP in 2022 after working on mobile houses, installations, and urban planning production in his previous positions.
    Works
    Osaka Project
  • ポートレート
    Asako Tsuruta
    Publich Relations

    Asako Tsuruta

    Publich Relations

  • ポートレート
    Sanae Ito
    Public Relations

    Sanae Ito

    Public Relations

  • ポートレート
    Sonoko Tamegai
    Secretary/Receptionist

    Sonoko Tamegai

    Secretary/Receptionist

  • ポートレート
    Rina Nagaie
    Secretary/Receptionist

    Rina Nagaie

    Secretary/Receptionist