Diamond Head a 2015 Design Is…Award Market Winner

Shaw Contract Group conducted interviews with all firms representing Market-Award winning projects from the 2015 Design Is…Award program. As part of this process, we share a portion of the response on our blog for readers to learn more about the winning projects.  These are their stories.

Here, Makoto Horiike addresses the design process for Diamond Head in Tokyo Japan.

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Describe this project in one word.

静謐 Tranquility.

How does this project demonstrate how design can impact users in a space?

A space filled with white, transparent atmosphere and symmetrical beauty offers a serene setting. Softer materials are used for comfort, a benefit for employees as they engage and collaborate within the work space. Design is a process.  The primary goal for this design is for on-site visitors to easily understand the client’s brand identity.

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What are the most important lessons you’ve learned through this project that you’d want to share with the designers of tomorrow?

Instead of simply decorating the surface of the target place, we should always aim for inhabitants to grasp the space through the design.

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