Takashige Yamashita

Principal of Takashige Yamashita Office

Qualified first class architect in Japan


Obtained a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Tokai University in 2002, and a Master’s degree in Architecture from Tokyo University of Arts in 2005. After working for ‘Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA’ from 2005 until 2015, founded Takashige Yamashita Office. Currently a part-time lecturer at Tokai University and Kyoto University of the Arts.

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Graduated from the University of Toronto with BA in Architecture in 2009 and left MArch at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 to work at ‘Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA’. Upon completion of MArch (DRL) at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 2016, joined Takashige Yamashita Office in 2017. Currently a part-time lecturer at Tokyo Designer Gakuin.


Reception on the ridge(2020-ShizuokaHotel)

​・Clinic in the woods(2020SaitamaDental Clinic)

​・2NO project(2017-ShizuokaMedical Spa)

Toranoko Nursery(2016YamanashiNursery)

 Experiences in SANAA  /  Kazuyo Sejima and Associates

・Seijo Town House(2007/Tokyo/Row House)SD・DD・CD

・Carina Store(2009/Tokyo/Shop)SD・DD・CD

・Hitachi Station Public Toilet(2011/Ibaragi/Public Toilet)SD・DD

Louvre - Lens(2012/Lens/Museum)SD・CD

・Paris Housing(2012/Paris/Apartment)SD・DD

・Hyundai Card Concert Hall(2012/Seoul/Concert Hall・Gallery)SD・DD

・Toyo Kitchen Style LUCE(2012/Tokyo/Interior)SD・DD・CD

Nishinoyama House(2013/Kyoto/Row House)CD

Junko Fukutake Hall(2013/Okayama/Auditorium)CD

・Taichung City Cultural Center(2014/Taichung/Library・Museum)SD

Sydney The New Art Gallery of NSW(2015/Sydney/Museum)Competition


Kumamoto art police project ever field wood factory proposal, Finalist(2020)

Taipei International Design AwardToranoko Nursery」Bronze Prize(2019Taiwan)

Architecture Asia Awards for Emerging Architects「Toranoko Nursery」Gold Prize(2019Malaysia

AIJ Young Architects Award for Selected Architectural Designs「Toranoko Nursery」(2019)

Bauwelt Award 2019:First Works「Toranoko Nursery」Prize Winner(2019Germany)

Japan Architecture of the year 2017 Selected by the JIA「Toranoko Nursery」(2017)

Yamanashi Cultural Prize of Architecture「Toranoko Nursery」(2017)

2A Asia Architecture Award「Public」Shortlisted(2017, UAE)

2A Asia Architecture Award「Future Projects & Innovative Designs」Shortlisted(2016UAE)

SD Review 「Toranoko Nursery 」(2016)

JIA Architectural Lighting Design Competition「ELW t=6.8」 Honorable Mention(2015)

・Quaderns International Housing Competition in Catalonia, 1st Prize(2004)

・Display Design Competition, 1st prize(2004)

・TEPCO Inter-University Design Competition, Honorable Mention(2004)

・Daikanyama Installation, Honorable Mention(2003)

・Nisshin Kogyo Architectural Design Competition, 3rd Prize(2003)

・Space Design Competition, Honorable Mention(2003)

・JIA Kanagawa Competition of Graduating Student’s Work, Honorable Mention(2002)


BAU 2019「Toranoko Nursery」(2019Messe MuenchenGermany) 

Presentation「Y project -NAR-」(2018GA GalleryTokyo)

ATARASHII KENCHIKU NO TANOSHISA「N project -2NO-」 (2018Re-Sohko GalleryTokyo)

The 35th Exhibition of Winning Architectural Drawings and Models(2016Daikanyama Hillside TerraceTokyo)

・Re : ?(2004/IDEE Aoyama/Tokyo)

・Quaderns Competition Winner’s exhibition(2004/Forum Barcelona/Spain)

・Daikanyama Installation(2003/Daikanyama b-town/Tokyo )

・JIA Kanagawa Graduating Student’s Work(2002/Yokohama Cultural Center/Yokohama)

・Exhibition of Computer Aided Architectural Design(2002/Ochanomizu Square/Tokyo)