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吉田裕枝のこと
/ hiroe yoshida bio

吉田裕枝


1994 京都大学工学部建築学科卒業
1996 京都大学大学院工学研究科終了(工学修士)
1998 イェール大学大学院終了
ポストプロフェッショナルプログラム(MArch)
1998-2001 長谷川逸子・建築計画工房株式会社勤務
2005- 一級建築士事務所 ミラボ設立
  現在 京都造形芸術大学・成安造形大学非常勤講師
   

Hiroe Yoshida

Msc in Architecture, MArch / 1st class registered architect (japan)


Hiroe Yoshida is a founder and principal architect of 3--lab. After receiving her Msc in architecture from Kyoto University in 1996, Hiroe studied further at Yale University (post-professional program) with Rotary Foundation Academic Year Scholarship and received another Master of Architecture in 1998.

Hiroe has maintained interest in many types of public design, which led her to work at Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier in Tokyo. Broad range of working experiences at IHA, from a large scale commission such as 2 hectare public park landscape design to intense artwork such as church opera stage design performed both in UK and Japan made her think about who and what public design serves for. Through many conversations and observations, she has learned that publicness never be opposed to privateness, rather they are mutually complementary, as globalization essentially lies within locality. Thus she has sincerely looked at the nature of the issue in each commission, taking micro and macro views spontaneously.

What is exclusive in her career is that Hiroe has constantly worked on projects from schematic design stage. Redesigning what we take for granted as given conditions can make architecture more powerful, workable and socially valuable. This is what she calls 'sustainability in architecture.' She believes sustainability of buildings is not all about ecological concerns on materials or structural systems, rather, it can be paraphrased as 'destiny in architecture,' which has more to do with maintenance or management skills. If a building is loved happily ever after by whom may concern, such as owners, customers, and neighbors, it would be given a longer life. Brand management is usually conceived as a part of marketing or advertising, however, this application is what is needed for architecture for the future. She believes this 'branding in architecture ' is nothing but her mission as an architect.

'A couple' s working studio and their parents' home (2007)' is a realized project on how retired suburban parents can live thier own life in a rational way. It was awarded Highly Commended at Residential Design Contest by Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. in 2007. As a design outcome of collaboration, her project with Tomoko Samei on 'Urban design proposal for future lifestyle along with railway systems' was also awarded Highly Commended in 2003.

Hiroe is currently teaching as a lecturer at Seian University of Art and Design and Kyoto University of Art and Design.