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YINJISPACE use media professional’s unique perspective,try to explore the essence of life behind the design works.

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Yinterview.071丨Japanese architectural firm Koyori Architects

Japan 2022-03-04

Koyori Design Studio was founded in 2010 by Nahoko Nakamura and Masahiko Nakamura, who are not only business partners, but also close lovers. The service covers architecture, interior, furniture and product design, aiming to promote the beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmansh.

Born and raised in Kyoto, the two founders have a strong attachment to the city. Masahiko Nakamura runs Koyori Design Studio with his wife Nahoko Nakamura after graduating from Kyoto Institute of Technology Graduate School.A design studio to create authenticity, creativity and carry forward the beauty of Japanese craft "craftsman spirit" pursuit, become their unremitting pursuit of the goal. 

Yinji:What kind of design philosophy are you pursuing in your design?
Nakamura:I think it's important to keep finding and thinking about new values and creating ideas and designs. We seek to eliminate prejudice, keep things bland at all times, and provide answers that go beyond the basics of needs and questions.

Yinji:Commercial space design: how do you deal with the relationship between objects and space?
Nakamura:As a space, we need to discuss the functions and equipment parts, and how to allocate them in proportion. The basic design incorporates the products and services that the owner deals with and the air quality we require into the space.

Next, what are the actual visiting guests looking for, what kind of experience they want to have, what kind of location this place is from an urban perspective, what kind of place it can be in the future, etc.

We are rebuilding according to the designer's wishes. As a commercial space where a practical part is an absolute necessity, we emphasize that it can be a place to take root and not just a place to spend an hour of entertainment.

Yinji:Who is your favorite artist? What inspiration did you get from him/her?
Nakamura:The architects who influenced me a lot were Waro Kishi and Asashi Yada. I learned the importance of knowing and understanding the past historically, materially and academically. It seems that it is now a fundamental part of the rules of space we make up.