Hironori Okubo

Landscape architecture is not just about creating rich and enchanting green space to provide instant gratification for the client and users but also an effective means and approach to finding the optimum solution that is mutually beneficial for people and the whole environment based on careful analysis of how the construction project (and its users) will affect and be affected by the environment and how both sides complement each other.
To achieve the optimum solution for the project, I use a minimalist approach to minimize arbitrary design intervention, sometimes playing the lead role and sometimes a supporting role, to maximize the spatial, cultural, and environmental values that are inherent in the project site, as well as the values of the environment and the scenery surrounding the site and the architectural structures built upon it.


Graduated from Department of Environmental Science and Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University
Completed the Master’s Program at Urban Landscape Design, Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University.
2002 – 2003
Idee Co., Ltd.


Nominated as one of the selected architectural designs by Japan Institute of Landscape Architecture (Kowa Real Estate Head Office Building Front Garden) 
Honorable mention at Chiba University 100th Anniversary Memorial Hall Landscape Competition
HICAP Reggie Shiu Development of the Year Award (Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto)
Minato-Ward Green Community Award (Hotel Mystays Premier Akasaka)