Matsumoto is a megacity located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Matsumoto is seductive to tourists because of its traditional culture, moderate climate and original products. Matsumoto is located in the former Shinano Province and was the parochial capital from the Heian period. The area developed as the castle city of Matsumoto Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate of the Edo period. Matsumoto Castle is a Japanese National Treasure. Kaichi School Museum is another Meiji period structure located in the region. 

Re-thinking The Future is a global platform for architecture and design. RTF along with our authors has curated a list of top architecture firms in various cities across the globe. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any manner.

British Design Co., Ltd.

Scope of services: architecture, engineering, consultant and planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, mixed-use, commercial and hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Matsumoto
Style of work: Spatial comfort
Website: www.hanabusa-sekkei.jp

They have been involved in housing development for over 30 years. They have experience building a house with many customers, including a housemaker. Even if you say “house” in a word, the conditions for a “comfortable house” differ depending on the people’s lifestyle. 

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Forest Corporation

Scope of services: architecture, engineering, land selling, consultant and planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, mixed-use, cultural, commercial and hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Matsumoto
Style of work: According to client’s wishes
Website: www.forestcorp.jp

Forest Corporation was founded in 1960 in Shinshu Ina Valley and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2020. Their business is a business that provides services by directly facing customers who are end-users, so the gratitude and scolding from customers inspire and grows their employees.  

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Residential _©www.forestcorp.jp

 

Kawakami.org

Scope of services: architecture, engineering, consultant and planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, mixed-use, cultural, religious, commercial and hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Matsumoto
Style of work: Japanese architecture
Website: www.kawakami.org

They have forty-one years in a profession in architectural design. The number of buildings worked on exceeded 400 before they knew it. They are able to continue work with a consultation. Owners, construction shops, carpenters and other artisans learned a lot from many encounters. 

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House_©www.kawakami.org

 

Kobo Shinshu No Le

Scope of services: architecture, engineering, consultant and planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, mixed-use, cultural, religious, commercial and hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Matsumoto
Style of work: Theme of enjoying affluent life in Shinshu
Website: www.kobo-shinshu.com

The “Koubou Shinshu no Ie” brand started in 2000 with the theme of “enjoying affluent life in Shinshu”. They want to create a story of building a house that will become a treasure for the family instead of making a building as a mere vessel.  

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Matsumoto Doken Co., Ltd.

Scope of services: architecture, engineering, interior designer, consultant and planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, mixed-use, cultural, religious, commercial and hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Matsumoto
Style of work: Construction management
Website: www.matsumotodoken.co.jp

With abundant on-site experience, their staff will provide detailed support to customers who place importance on quality. At the meeting, an interior coordinator full of sensibility will also be present to create the ideal lifestyle and dreams for the customer. In the construction, they will carry out safe construction by directly managing educated artisans without having to subcontract all at once. They perform remodelling, including exterior and gardening and interior, exterior wall, equipment, and interior. 

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Residential_©www.matsumotodoken-sumika.com

News Architecture

Scope of services: architecture, engineering, interior designer, woodwork, consultant and planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, mixed-use, cultural, religious, commercial and hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Matsumoto
Style of work: Timber architecture
Website: www.news-a.jp

They will hold a completion tour with the kindness of their clients for those who are thinking about building houses, villas, etc. and are interested in making the news design room. They also provide you with timber work. 

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San-ai Co., Ltd./SAN’AI Design Office

Scope of services: architecture, engineering, interior designer, woodwork, consultant and planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, mixed-use, cultural, religious, commercial and hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Matsumoto
Style of work: Architecture that has memories for users
Website: www.sanai-s.jp

The house they design may never have an overwhelming personality or unusual design. However, it hasn’t changed for many years. They are seriously thinking about building a house that aims to build a home that “lives affluently” while inheriting it from generation to generation. They would be happy if they could work together to create a house with such feelings.

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House_©www.sanai-s.jp

 

Sekisui House Matsumoto

Scope of services: architecture, engineering, interior designer, woodwork, consultant and planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, mixed-use, cultural, religious, commercial and hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Matsumoto
Style of work: Creating better built environment and barrier free
Website: www.sekisuihouse.co.jp

They were responding to the desire to continue living in the area. Creating a place of new value and symbiosis in the land. Sekisui House has supported the creation of people-friendly sites through “lifetime housing ideas” and “reliable living quality”. From young children to adults and the elderly and people with disabilities. They will continue to create places where they can contribute to the diverse life stages of each individual and all the needs of the region. 

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Medical_©www.sekisuihouse.co.jp

Yamada Architect’s Office

Scope of services: architecture, engineering, interior designer,  consultant and planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, mixed-use, cultural,  commercial and hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Matsumoto
Style of work: Use of ambiguous concepts
Website: www.yamaken.server-shared.com

They would like to honestly think about the commonplace things in building architecture and housing. The attitude toward architecture does not say “this is my concept” in one word, but by admitting a variety of ambiguous concepts. 

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Yokouchi Architectural Design Office

Scope of services: architecture, engineering, design,  consultant and planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, mixed-use, cultural,  commercial and hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Matsumoto
Style of work: According to client’s wishes
Website: www.yokouchi-setukei.com

They are designed to consider the builder’s request, site shape, and environment. The high degree of freedom. A certain amount of design period is required because detailed meetings and recommendations with the builder are shown in the drawings.

House_©www.yokouchi-setukei.com
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Laxmi Rajput is a part of the in-house team at Re-thinking The Future and Eduwik. She is one of those people who holds the team together, communicates with them to create better work and outputs. She loves reading and watching informative dramas.

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