About

Concept

Yoshie Miwa

Two reasons why MIWA atelier does architecture:

Firstly, in order to activate a lively existence. in response the desire to “be like this!” or situations where you say “what do I do now?”,,MIWA Atelier creates spaces where “people gather”, using techniques to express space (architectural design), and solves problems.

And secondly, to create spatial experiences that transform your life; spaces where your sense of values shift and you feel that your efforts are rewarded.

In addition to providing space, what drives our activities and creations are the various engagements with the city, architecture, furniture and art that makes you feel happy. In an era in which priorities are shifting from the hard (physical things) to the soft (content and experiences) and when there are diverse options for where and how to live our lives, many social questions emerge Approaches to respond to these issues are also diverse. To gather people for your life or business, MIWA Atelier is ar your side.

Our promises

  1. Provide architectural space in response to social challenges or personal desires (Professionalism)
  2. Apply soft and considerate “design” to physically big and hard “building” (Humanity)
  3. Express philosophy and one’s personality through design with humour and playfulness (Creativity)
  4. Design, verify and propose appropriate architectural space with prospects for the future (Science)

About the practice

Office name
MIWA atelier
Registered first-class architectural practice license no.54741
Managing
architect
Yoshie Miwa (first-class architect license no.332892)
Address
Nikka Building 2F, 2-34-15 Honcho, Kichijoji, Musashino-city, Tokyo 180-0004 Japan
Inquiries
TEL. +81(0)422-27-2647
FAX. +81(0)422-27-2657
info@miwaatelier.com
Scope of work
  • Survey and planning
  • Architectural design
  • Construction management
  • Official approvals relating to architectural projects
  • Interior design
  • Furniture design
Membership
  • Tokyo Society of Architects and Building Engineers
  • The Musashino Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Women’s Housing, Architecture and Interior Specialist (WHAIS)
  • Chuosen Kenchiku Kai
  • Architect Liability Insurance

Profile

1977
Born in Niigata prefecture
2001
Graduated from Department of Architecture, School of Science and Technology, Meiji University
2001
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2006
Joined Hiroshi Hara + Atelier Φ
2008
Established MIWA atelier Architect
2014
Became a board member of WHAIS

Awards

2015
JID AWARD2015 NEXTAGE for Hitotsubo Cabin Project
2017
Selected for the 36th Architecture Award in Mie (Tsubakisaen)
2017
COOL JAPAN AWARD 2017 for Hitotsubo Tea House