Kokutou Uemori

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About Kokutou Uemori

It was about 40 years ago that they established "Kiriko Design Office" in Kochi Prefecture being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the mountains in Shikoku district, which is about 800 km away from Tokyo, the center of the Japanese architectural field. Currently Masaaki Uemori and Kokutou Uemori are managing the design office. The feature of their work is that they use a lot of local natural materials. Many of their work locates in Japan, and a broad range of buildings such as from nursery schools to clinics, apartment complexes, villas, shops and buildings are included.

  • Winner of Architecture Design Award.
  • Specialized in Architecture Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Architecture
Tei Residential House

Tei Residential House

Architecture Design


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Interview with Kokutou Uemori

Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
A small number of staff, now there are many houses and store designs.
What is "design" for you?
Unification by ultimate sensitivity to what was formed by logic and inevitability.
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
The pleasure of building being built by my responsibility. Responsibility when I did not go well.
What skills are most important for a designer?
A deep understanding and interest in culture, politics, and societ.
Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
"KOKUBU " (Private residence) https://www.kiriko-archi.com/kokubu

Extended Interview with Kokutou Uemori

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
My living environment made the architect's path to be chosen.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
A small number of staff, now there are many houses and store designs.
Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
Unification by ultimate sensitivity to what was formed by logic and inevitability.
What helped you to become a great designer?
Japan. It is affected. Unfortunately I have not accepted big criticism or approval.
What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
The pleasure of building being built by my responsibility. Responsibility when I did not go well.
What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
A deep understanding and interest in culture, politics, and societ.
When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?
"KOKUBU " (Private residence) https://www.kiriko-archi.com/kokubu

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