Norito Nakahara and Krista Drumeva

Professional in Architecture Design.

About Norito Nakahara and Krista Drumeva

Norito Nakahara is currently the Executive vice-president of UDS Co., Ltd. He joined the company in 1999 and was appointed director in 2009. He has been in charge of the design of new buildings, renovation projects , cooperative house design, rental houses, offices, commercial facilities, and hotels. In the past few years he has worked in Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam among others. His designs are unique in simplicity and never bond to temporary trends.

  • Winner of Architecture Design Award.
  • Specialized in Architecture Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Architecture
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Extended Interview with Norito Nakahara and Krista Drumeva

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
After graduating I made Urban design for 3 years. After this the following 25 years I worked as an architect and interior design. I also concentrate on furniture design and recently on designer goods.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
My main motivation is to always make an unique piece. I wanted to become a designer so i can express the things i have in my mind and can make it something people can see.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
When i make a design i want to design everything from the building trough the interior, to till the furniture and goods.
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
Always to look at the work of the great designers and always to challenge yourself.
What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
The great designer must be able to see trough the customers eyes his own design.
What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
1-Real international beach resort 2-In a unique location somewhere around the world i would like to make a very high class hotel.
What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
never fear collaboration with an artist including art, music, smells etc.
What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
Hotel Kanra Kyoto: It is a Luxury City hotel Japanese style. Until it was built on Japan have never been similar type hotel.
How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
I took as much challenges as i could. I made many mistakes and i learned a lot from them.
What helped you to become a great designer?
I awe a lot to my company, the freedom they gave me while designing
How do you think designers should present their work?
To be able to understand what are the people looking for in your design and present this to them.
What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
Good balanced design that brings a feeling to it. A timeless design that is not a passage fashion.
When you have a new design project, where do you start?
The place of the design. What is the unique character of the place where the design is going to be.
What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
The balance between the color and the materials make the space of the design.
Which books you read had the most effect on your design?
AU, and the magazines: Brutus and the japanese [shoten kenchiku] and new architecture
What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
color: Grey place:countryside Food:sushi season:Spring thing:nothing in particular Brand:No brand things
What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
I would like Japan to become a country even more respectful to the design itself. I still feel that is not strong enough

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