Networking information that goes beyond boundaries of society and industry generates new value and diverse services. We use and offer BIM, computational design, various simulations, AI, and other ICT technologies for all kinds of situations in the life cycles of buildings, to adapt flexibly to increasingly complex and advanced architectural projects. We also provide diverse solutions for using BIM to apply building information to management strategy and facility operation.
The role of a design office goes beyond architectural design. It uses its past expertise to take the client’s position and propose various measures to move projects forward. We provide advice on how to stay within costs and construction schedules, and to raise added value, and we sometimes assist clients without providing designs.
In the building construction phase, we serve as the business owner’s representative to take the client’s position in coordinating between numerous stakeholders, in order to reach the most economical and rational results. We protect the client’s interests by establishing our third-party status, with the emphasis on transparency.
We propose optimum refurbishment methods adapted to the customer’s needs, such as seismic resistance performance improvement, life cycle cost reduction, IT application, and energy saving, and raise asset value by extending the lifespans and increasing the added value of owned buildings and realty.
In facility management, which pursues the ideal forms of managed fixed assets (land, buildings, building services, fixtures, etc.), we always combine a comprehensive view of facilities as a whole with a long-term view of adaptation to future changes. That perspective enables us to provide wide-ranging support and proposals adapted to the client’s management strategies and challenges.
Future environmental technologies will require a two-pronged approach, targeting points with transition to ZEB in separate buildings, as well as building smart communities, formed by targeting areas with networks of energy and information that link those points. Rather than just saving energy in individual buildings, we will go on providing spaces which help to improve urban environments, and spaces which are safe and healthful for everyone.
We investigate the introduction of strategic urban functions, urban infrastructure to support diverse activities with a century-long time frame in mind, and the phased development of the same. Using those investigations, we formulate facilities plans, design facilities and buildings, handle urban planning procedures, liaise with local landowners, and provide other services. Please also take a look at our case studies.
In order to protect buildings, and the people who use them, from natural external forces such as earthquakes, tsunami, and typhoons, we apply our abundant experience and strong technical abilities to unravel the individual given conditions and supply society with buildings of superior safety, habitability, and economy.
In our overseas operations, we use the knowledge and experience accumulated in Japan as the base for collaboration with partners in other countries on numerous projects. We are building up an extensive record of diverse projects in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Myanmar, and elsewhere.
When Japanese companies expand their operations overseas, they are challenged by local building production systems that are very different from those in Japan. We run projects under our own unique program, in collaboration with our local design partners, in order to support Japanese customers in advancing and expanding overseas with peace of mind.
Our society was greatly affected by the world-wide pandemic of COVID-19, and by tackling the unknown, we have learned a great deal. Not only have we learned about infection prevention and hygiene measures, but we have also learned about how to intelligently overcome social issues that COVID-19 revealed and how to create a sustainable society expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We believe, by precisely designing our desirable future, we could give birth to new architecture and district that “encourage people and cities.”