Satoshi Okada

Professional in Architecture Design.

About Satoshi Okada

Satoshi Okada pursues intensity as design core value. He is committed in a broad variety of appointments and opportunities, ranging from residential building design to product design to the design of civic spaces and medical facilities. His architectural practice constantly strives towards outstanding products, involving careful design, thorough selection of excellent building materials and deployment of refined techniques. Satoshi Okada maintains an open-minded attitude towards the most unconventional desiderata and does not impose any fixed or branded nuance onto pure design.

  • Winner of Architecture Design Award.
  • Specialized in Architecture Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Architecture
Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space

Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space

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Interview with Satoshi Okada

Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
Staoshi Okada is the leader and founder of Satoshi Okada architecs; this firm pursues intensity as core design value throughout the daily architectural practice. Satoshi Okada architects is based in Tokyo, Japan.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
Satoshi Okada engaged with design at all stages and in a broad variety of appoinments, ranging from residential to commercial architecture to building for arts and culture.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
Intensity, namely the potential of a design to trigger instinctive reactions in its users and visitors.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
Design shall be humble and subtly intense; it should maintain a respectful attitude towards its context and thrive the local society.
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
Venice, IUAV, 2016. Exhibition curated by Giovanna Zuliani and Esther GIani.
How do you work with companies?
Constant exchange of opinions and feedbacks in order to achieve the best possible outcome for the client.
How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
It depends on the kind of appointment. A residential project may take one year to be designed and one year to be built.
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
Satoshi Okada directs and overlooks all design brought forward by his studio members.
How can people contact you?
Throug the website and the social media, via e-mail, via direct phone call or via fax.

Extended Interview with Satoshi Okada

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
Satoshi Okada pursued his studies between Waseda University,Tokyo and Columbia University, New York. His cultural background was enriched by the phd research he conducted under professor Kenneth Frampton's supervision.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
Satoshi Okada architects is open towards any design commission not regarding the building type.
What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
A crucial point is the intensity of design: the potential of a project to trigger instinctive, profound human reactions in its users or visitors.
What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
Satoshi Okada's office is currently committed in multiple projects featuring a variety of functions: residential, hospitaliy, office building and design for arts and culture.
How does design help create a better society?
By thriving its immediate surroundings, both physical and social.
How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
It depends on the nature of the commission. For residential projects it might take about a year for the design to be finalized.

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