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PHILOSOPHY

 

A Design of Connection

To “connect” means to create a relationship between different things in a positive manner. To inherit unique culture in an era where societies are linked with one another in global scale, each micro-locality seeks to form its own identity based on its history and human network. We attempt to create flexible, innovative space and value by considering the relationship between various events and adequately connecting them through the act of design.

By designing space, we especially develop solutions to environmental problems that evolve around human beings. With belief that design is about transforming abstract thoughts and concepts to concrete form, and that it is an act of positive approach to thesis, we dedicate ourselves to problem solving from the following perspectives:

 

ENVIRONMENT

Attention to global environment

PEOPLE

Approach towards problems that occur from collective living of human beings

TECHNOLOGY

Development of new design & architectural methods with new technology

LOCALITY

Vernacular design solutions that respects locality

SCALE

Design application that transcends the concept of scale

HIROTO KOBAYASHI

Principal, Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop (KMDW)
Japan Representative/Liaison, Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM)
Professor, Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus   

NAOMI MAKI

Principal, Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop (KMDW)
Japan Representative/Liaison, Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM)