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MASAYOSHI NAKANISHI


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Thank you for visiting MASA Architects’ website. I started this firm up in 2015. Our mission is that people will spend in more comfortable spaces and love them for longer.
I believe that humans feel the most comfortable when they are in nature because human are animals. It is incredibly marvelous to picnic, BBQ, sports, and cherry blossom viewing in lovely weather. On the other hand, humans need shelters to protect themselves from danger of nature like earthquake, high wind, heavy rain, strong sunlight, pest, etc. Humans also need arrangements, which fit in today’s life and environment.
My vision is to propose abundant spaces with diversity such as in nature, while having required functions.

Biography

1981 Born in Shiga, Japan
2005 Kyoto University School of Architecture
      Bachelor of Engineering
2007 Kyoto University Graduate School
      of Engineering Department of Architecture
      Master of Engineering
2007-2015 TAKENAKA CORPORATION
2015 Established "MASA architects"
2016- Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Kinki University
2017- Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Osaka University of Arts

Awards and Prizes

2005  First Prize, Design Competition, Architectural Institute of Japan
2006  Prize for Architecture category, Student Design Award, Mainichi newspaper,DAS
        Encouragement Award, Design Competition, Architectural Institute of Japan
        Bronze, Design Competition, The Japan Institute of Architects Tokai Chapter
The awards during 2007-2016 were gotten while he was working for TAKENAKA.
2007  Encouragement Award, The 21st Architecture and Environment Design Competition, Tokyo Gas
2008  Encouragement Award, The 1st Furniture Design Competition, ENDO-Lighting Co.,Ltd.
2011  First Prize, The 1st Design Award, Kobe City
2011  The 13th Yoshinobu Ashiwara Award, Japan Association Of Artists Craftsman & Architects
        Rookie of the Year award, The 56th Osaka Architectural Concours, Osaka Association of Architects and Building Engineers
        Rookie of the Year award, Design Award, Japanese Commercial Environment Designers Association
        First Prize, Architectural Journal Award, The 4th Osaka Association of Architects and Building Engineers
        Second Prize, Eco Lighting Design Award, Ministry of the Environment
        Encouragement Award, The 40th Design Award, Japan Federation Architects and Building Engineers Associations
2013  The 3rd Teiji Suzuki Award,koukokai
        Second Prize, The 45th Design Award, Japan Association of Architectural Firms
        Citation Award, N&PR Awards, The American Institute of Architects
2014  Annual Architectural Design Commendation, Architectural Institute of Japan
       Selected Architectural Designs Young Architects Award, Architectural Institute of Japan
        Selected Architectural Designs, Architectural Institute of Japan
        Rookie of the Year award,The Japan Institute of Architects Kinki Chapter
2015  Special Award, The 43th Design Award, Japan Federation Architects and Building Engineers Associations
        The 25th AACA Award, Japan Association Of Artists Craftsman & Architects
        The prize of interior design category, JID AWARD 2015, Japan Interior Architects / Designers' Association
2016  Annual Architectural Design Commendation, Architectural Institute of Japan
        Special Award, The 56th Osaka Architectural Concours, Osaka Association of Architects and Building Engineers
        Selected Architectural Designs, Architectural Institute of Japan
        First Prize, Architectural Journal Award, The 8th Osaka Association of Architects and Building Engineers
        First Prize, The 1st Design Award, Kobe City