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TADASHI YOSIMURA ARCHITECTS is an architecture office established in 2008 by Tadashi Yoshimura (born in Japan) and Yihsuan Lin (born in Taiwan) at Nara, Japan. We work in an old-fashioned traditional Japanese townhouse which was a pharmacy, built about 200 years ago. We are now doing several projects, residence, renovation, town-planning, Sake storehouse, etc, utilizing local materials and traditional skills for our creation, combining the tradition and the modern. We collaborate with skilled craftsmen such as carpenters, plasterers, painter craftsmen, furniture craftsmen who have wonderful skills, to assemble the design but not the abstract concept . In that sense we are close to a craftsman group than an architect.Actually our design often inspired by the local materials such as wood, plaster, washi (Japanese traditional paper). Especially, wood from Nara prefecture is a wonderful material that can be used from structure to finish, and we use it for almost all projects. We developed several new beautiful wood structure systems that we have never seen before while working with structural engineers ,by combining traditional wooden framing techniques used in old architecture in Nara with modern technology, These structures can be assembled simply by local craftsmen, use wood available in nearby mountains without requiring any special technique. And also We devised a special wooden system to create walls that are easy to disassemble and reassemble wherever needed. We believe that this structural system can be applied to temporary buildings in case of disasters such as earthquakes occurred in Japan, and we are still continuing to research and develop.Besides, not only in Japan but also in Korea and in Taiwan we have proposed several projects that architecture is as part of landscape, utilizing local building techniques and materials.

吉村理建築設計事務所は、奈良中部を拠点に活動している一級建築士事務所です。想像力をかきたてられる多くのモノにあふれた約200年前に建立された古い町家を事務所にして様々な設計活動を行っています。日本の伝統技術や地場の素材を現代的なデザインと融合し、店舗・酒蔵・ギャラリー・住宅のほかリノベーション・まちづくりなど様々なプロジェクトを実現しようとしています。関西圏にとどまらず日本各地でプロジェクトを提案し、更に日本のみならず韓国や台湾等の海外でもその土地の伝統工法や地元の材料を利用し、建築が周辺環境と一体となるような計画を提案してきました。

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