MASA Architects

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MASAYOSHI
NAKANISHI

Biography

1981Born in Shiga, Japan

2005Kyoto University School of Architecture Bachelor of Engineering

2007Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering Department of Architecture Master of Engineering

2007-15TAKENAKA CORPORATION

2015Established "MASA architects"

2016-Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Kinki University

2017-20Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Osaka University of Arts

2018Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Kyoto University of Art and Design

2020Incorporated "MASA architects Inc."

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.

Awards and Prizes

2005First 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.

2007Encouragement Award, The 21st Architecture and Environment Design Competition, Tokyo Gas

2008Encouragement Award, The 1st Furniture Design Competition, ENDO-Lighting Co.,Ltd.

2011First Prize, The 1st Design Award, Kobe City

2012The 11th 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

2013The 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

2014Annual 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

2015Special 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

2016Annual Architectural Design Commendation, Architectural Institute of Japan
Special Award, The 60th 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

2017BCS Award, Japan Federation of Construction Contractors

2018First Prize, Osaka Metro “Doubutsuen-mae" station Grand Renewal Proposal Competition.

2019Environment and Equipment Design Award, Association of Building Engineering and Equipment

2020KIDS DESIGN AWARD