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The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Kyoto is awarded the APIDA 2022



APIDA (Asia Pacific Interior Design Award) is a Hong Kong based award program honoring the best interior design projects in the Asia Pacific region. We are proud to have the Royal Park Hotel Iconic Kyoto recognized in this prestigious award. Many thanks and congratulations to the owners and members of the design team.

「ザ ロイヤルパークホテル アイコニック京都」が香港のインテリアデザイン賞であるAPIDA(Asia Pacific Interior Design Award)を受賞しました。プロジェクト関係者の皆様、おめでとうございます。


The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Kyoto is awarded the Kyoto Design Award 2022



The annual design award recognizes outstanding work in various disciplines which exemplify Kyoto's spirit of innovation. The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Kyoto was awarded in the special category of Kyoto Chamber of Commerce Director's Award. We thank and congratulate everyone involved in creating this hotel.

「ザ ロイヤルパークホテル アイコニック京都」が京都デザイン賞の中の京都商工会議所会頭賞を受賞しました。京都デザイン賞は「斬新な京都のイメージの創出」をグラフィック、ファッションを含む様々なカテゴリーで評価する賞です。プロジェクト関係者の皆様、おめでとうございます。

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Park Court Shirokane Chojamaru is awarded the Good Design Award 2022



The annual design award recognizes the most outstanding design of the year. We are proud to have designed this condominium project nestled deep in the Chojamaru woods. The judges praised the design concept and art curated for the public areas. We thank and congratulate everyone in the team for this achievemet.



Tokyo American Club Nihonbashi awarded the iF Design Award 2022



Widely considered as one of the most prestigious international design awards, Germany's iF Design Award has been awarded to Tokyo American Club Nihonbashi. We are honored to have received this recognition, and wish to thank our clients and team members for their support. 


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The Royal Park Hotel ICONIC Kyoto opens.



We celebrate the opening of The Royal Park Hotels ICONIC Kyoto, which we co-designed with partners Takenaka Corporation and UDS. The hotel is designed around the Zen concept with a minimalist aesthetic while a touch of traditional arts and crafts add to a whole new experience of modern day Kyoto.



WELLCO at Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South opens.



We celebrate the opening of Hankyu Hanshin Properties' "Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South". We are privileged to have designed WELLCO on the 12th floor, which comprises of lounges, a bar, a cafeteria, a fitness room, and many more facilities for exclusive use of tenants in a biophilic designed space.



Radio Show "FUTURES Sense of Wonder"



Daishi Yoshimoto appeared in Japan FM Network's "FUTURES Sense of Wonder". The weekly radio show targets young audiences aspiring to study abroad, and invites persons with overseas education to share stories about their experience and professional career after returning to Japan.

吉本がラジオ番組「FUTURES Sense of Wonder]に出演しました。毎週水曜日にTOKYO FM他JFN系列局で放送されるこの番組は、海外留学を志す学生向けに留学経験のあるゲストが留学中に聴いた音楽をBGMにして留学経験やその後のキャリアについて語ります。


Sky Design Awards Ceremony 2021



Daishi Yoshimoto attended the Sky Design Awards Ceremony 2021 at the Roppongi AXIS Hall. The event was the first in 2 years to be held in-person. Yoshimoto presented the newly established "New Black" awards to this year's winners.

吉本がSky Design Awards の受賞セレモニーに参加し、新設されたNew Blackアワードの授与を行いました。本年は2年ぶりに対面形式で行われ、国内在住の受賞者、審査員が参加するハイブリッド形式で行われました。


Artist Shingo Francis visits TAC Nihonbashi



Artist Shingo Francis, whose works are in exhibit at the VIP lounge of the Tokyo American Club Nihonbashi, visits the venue for the first time for a presentation titled "A Life in Art".

東京アメリカンクラブ日本橋のVIPラウンジのアートを製作したアーチストのフランシス・シンゴ氏が、初めて現地を訪れて「A Life in Art」と題するプレゼンテーションを行いました。

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Sky Design Awards Design Talk 2021



Daishi Yoshimoto appeared as guest speaker at the Sky Design Awards Design Talk 2021 along with Hong Kong architect Frankie Lui to discuss "harmony and dissonance" between architecture and interior design.

吉本が香港の建築家フランキー・ルイ氏とのオンラインイベント「Sky Design Awards Design Talk」に出演しました。日本と香港の文化的な背景を踏まえながら、建築とインテリアデザインの関係性について対談しました。

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In Japan TV "A Look Inside Tokyo American Club Nihonbashi"



Daishi Yoshimoto appears in an issue of In Japan TV featuring Tokyo American Club Nihonbashi along with TAC Task Force member Terry White and explains the design and art collection of the new Club.

吉本が「In Japan TV」で番組に出演しました。東京アメリカンクラブ日本橋のタスクフォースメンバーTerry White氏との共演で、同クラブのデザインとアートについて解説しています。


Tokyo American Club Nihonbashi awarded Good Design Award 2021


Tokyo American Club Nihonbashi was awarded the Good Design Award for 2021. We thank everyone involved in the project for this great achievement.



ICS College of Arts Special Lecture


Daishi Yoshimoto spoke to students at the ICS College of Arts as part of the design school's annual lecture series, along with co-presenter Katsushige Kinoshita of 10 Architect.

吉本が同年代の建築家木下勝茂さん(10 Architect)と共にICSカレッジオブアーツの公開特別講義「新しい時代を切り開いていくために必要なこと」に登壇しました。

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TAC Talk: The Story of Making a Clubhouse


Daishi Yoshimoto spoke at the virtual "TAC Talk" event, presenting the behind-the-scenes stories of making the Tokyo American Club Nihonbashi.

Go to the promotion page.

吉本が東京アメリカンクラブ会員向けイベント「TAC Talk」で東京アメリカンクラブ日本橋のメイキングストーリーをプレゼンテーションしました。


Tokyo American Club Nihonbashi Opens


The Tokyo American Club opened its first satellite clubhouse in Nihonbashi, designed by Daishi Yoshimoto and his team at UDS. 

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See Promotion Video.


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Shenzhen Design Week Talk Event


Daishi Yoshimoto was invited to participate in a panel discussion at the annual Shenzhen Design Week to discuss "How materials technology will change our lives." Yoshimoto was joined by five other architects from China, each presenting views on where technology leads us and whether it will help enrich our lives.


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Shenzhen Design Week(SDW) Armor Exhibition


Yoshimoto was invited to design an armor for a special exhibition at SDW. Yoshimoto's design, titled "the Fading Armor" was made with translucent materials and asks what we need to defend ourselves from in the information age. Yoshimoto represented Japan at the exhibition together with designer Naoki Iijima.

深圳デザインウィークの展示のひとつ、「現代に必要な鎧(Armor)展」に飯島直樹氏と共に提案を出展しました。「Fading Armor(フェードアウトする鎧)」と題して、物理的な強度が必要なくなった分、電磁波、放射線、ウィルス等の目に見えない敵に対抗する現代の鎧の姿を提案しています。

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Sky Design Awards 2021 Judge Panel


For the second year, Daishi Yoshimoto was invited as member of the 2021 Sky Design Awards judging panel. A large increase in members from last year, 16 international judges will judge for awards in architecture, interior design, and graphic design categories.

昨年に続き、吉本がSky Design Awardsの審査員に選任されました。審査委員会は今年は大幅に拡大され、世界各国から16人の審査員で構成され、建築、インテリア、グラフィックデザイン部門で応募案を審査します。


TAC Nihonbashi Nears Completion


Set to open at the end of March, work on TAC Nihonbashi is in full progress by contractors Tanseisha. See jobsite photos here.


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Sky Design Awards Online Talk 


Daishi Yoshimoto spoke at the annual Sky Design Awards event titled "Designing for Human Connection in the Age of A.I", Yoshimoto offered his view on where the future of hospitality design will lead, based on his experience with hotel design at UDS. J Lee Rofkind from HOK participated from Hong Kong, along with Scott Brooks as moderator. The event was attended live by over 300 viewers from around the world.  See Video.

​吉本がSky Design Awardsのオンラインイベントに登壇し、「AIの時代におけるホスピタリティ」をテーマにホテルデザインの今後について講演しました。討論相手はHOK香港のJ Lee Rofkind氏、モデレーターは写真家のScott Brooks氏です。当日は300人を超える方々にご参加いただきました。


FRAME Awards Shortlist Presentation held in Amsterdam 


Daishi Yoshimoto made a presentation of ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU at the annual FRAME Awards live judging session in Amsterdam. 



APIDA Awards Ceremony held in Hong Kong


Daishi Yoshimoto and team members attended the APIDA award ceremony in Hong Kong for the two winning projects HAMACHO Hotel and Onsen Ryokan YUEN Shinjuku.

吉本が香港にてAPIDAアワードの授賞式に参加しました。今年は「HAMACHO HOTEL」と「温泉旅館由縁新宿」のダブル受賞となりました。

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AIA Japan Presents Certificate of Appreciation


At the annual AIA Japan Year-end Event, Daishi Yoshimoto received a Certificate of Appreciation for his service to the organization as President in 2018 and Immediate Past President role in 2019. The event was held at the historic hotel New Grand in Yokohama.



AIA International Region Design Award Ceremony held in Shanghai


Daishi Yoshimoto was awarded with a Commendation for Interior Architecture in the AIA International Region Design Awards in 2019.


The awarded work is ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU, a newly opened Onsen Ryokan in the heart of downtown Tokyo. 

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AIA Japan Welcomes Steven Holl in Tokyo Exhibition


Steven Holl was in Japan for his exhibition and related events held at the Archi-Depot. AIAJ leaders Tomoaki Tanaka, Akira Nakamura, Daishi Yoshimoto, and Michel Van Ackere welcomed Holl at the inaugural event. Holl's exhibition in Japan was first in 13 years.


Good Design Award Ceremony 2019


Daishi Yoshimoto and his team at UDS was awarded the Good Design Award 2019 in architecture for ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU.

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Sky Design Award Master Talk


Following the partnership Daishi Yoshimoto established Sky Design Awards and AIA Japan, Sky Design Award Master Talk was held at the RIVIERA showroom in Akasaka, Tokyo. Yoshimoto presented his philosophy and view on current hospitality design trends, along with other participants William To, Director of PMQ Hong Kong, and Manuel Rabate, Director of the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi. Sky Design Awards is an emerging award program recognizing the most influential design in architecture, interiors, and graphic design. Its annual award ceremony is held in Tokyo and is attended by the top designers from all over Asia.



Final Jury at Kokushikan University Spring Semester 2018


Since 2015, Daishi Yoshimoto has been teaching architectrure design at Kokushikan University. 

From design conceptualization to drafting techniques, he prepares his group of undergraduate architecture students become competitive professionals upon graduation. His studio is a semester-long experimentation seeking to solve spatial and social issues through architecture design.  

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AIA Japan Annual Report at Year-end Event


AIA Japan wrapped up the year with its annual event in collaboration with Pecha Kucha at the famed Roppongi Super Deluxe underground bar. Daishi Yoshimoto, 2018 AIAJ President presented a "Year in Review" slide presentation outlining activities for the year. 


AIA Japan Annual Year-end Event at Pecha Kucha Tokyo


Daishi Yoshimoto is founder and an active member of AIA Japan, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects. For information on AIA Japan, visit the website here.


AIA Japan Student Program


As a founding member of AIA Japan, one of the things Daishi Yoshimoto spent many hours on was to promote Japanese students to gain experience abroad. In December 8, 2017, an event was held for returning students to present their experience at US firms where they interned with sponsorship by AIA Japan and Autodesk. 

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American Hardwood Export Couincil event at JIA


Daishi Yoshimoto was invited by the American Hardwood Export Council to be in the panel to discuss best practices of hardwood use in residential projects. The event was highlighted by keynote speaker Jim Cutler, who was Yoshimoto's studio instructor at UC Berkeley in 1999.