Since beginning his career as an architect in 2002, Shigenori Uoya has designed a number of innovative homes and buildings that integrate traditional elements with modern geometric simplicity. Also known as a dedicated scholar of architecture, he lectures at several universities across the Kansai Region as a visiting professor.
Member of Japan Association of Architectural Firms
Member of Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ)
2012 The JIA Kansai Prize for the best young architect of the year, 2011 The Mayor of Kyoto Award:Kyoto Design Awards,
With a population of over 120 million people, Japan is one of the 10 most populous countries in the world, but with more than 70% of Japan’s total land mass covered with mountains and forest, the bulk of the population tends to be crowded into large coastal cities. It is for this reason that Japanese architects have become specialists at designing for small areas. The less space you have, the smarter the design should be to make everything fit. What lessons can be learned from this kind of architecture?Read More