2020 / Toy Design / Outdoor Toy / Professional

Three Cubes in the Forest

  • Prizes
    Winner in Toy Design/Outdoor Toy
  • Company
    KOTOAKI ASANO Architect & Associates, Japan
  • Lead Designer
    Kotoaki Asano
  • Client
    KOTOAKI ASANO Architect & Associates

Playground equipment for children, public furniture, art objects, meditation rooms, arbors, small rest spaces, waiting rooms, chairs with roofs. Three cubes are the micro-architectures with the various characteristics and functions. Three cubes can be easily transported by a truck and can be installed, because of the size and the shape. Three cubes with the rich spatial implication can give the new public extensity to each place and can activate urban spaces. In terms of the size, the installation (the inclination), seat surfaces, windows etc., each cube is designed characteristically.

I am an architect, an artist, a designer and a poet.
The spaces designed by me include many spaces suggested by poetic sensitivity.
I think that I must show everybody the new vision of the world clearly sensuously.

1997, Architecture(school of engineering), Master, the University of Tokyo, JAPAN.
2005-, KOTOAKI ASANO Architect & Associates, JAPAN.

2015, "KOBE Biennale 2015", JAPAN.

2017, "KAMEYAMA Triennale 2017", JAPAN.
2019, "NAKANOJO Biennale 2019", JAPAN.

Other prizes
2013, Architectural Institute of Japan Rookie of the year Awards, JAPAN. 2017, iF DESIGN AWARD, GERMANY.
 2017, DFA Design for Asia Awards 2017 Silver Award, HONG-KONG. 2017, GOOD DESIGN AWARDS, CHICAGO ATHENAEUM/USA. 2018, Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018.
 2018, International Design Excellence Awards 2018 Bronze, USA. 2019, Iconic Awards Innovative Architecture 2019 "Winner", German Design Council. 2019, Architecture MasterPrize 2019 "Winner", USA. 2020, German Design Award 2020 "Winner", German Design Council.

Photo Credit: Kotoaki Asano Architect & Associates