It is a place that is clear to everyone that it is an entirely new creation.
At the same time, it is a place that seems familiar, as if it has stood since ancient times.
Every time you visit there, it makes you realize that people are all equal,
equal with birds and flowers, that we are all part of the world.
What we create
goes beyond human time, and measures of time like 100 years.
It is a kind of architecture that connects to 1,000 years from now, as well as 1,000 years ago. We are not bound by human convenience or by the abundance of modern times.
It is a kind of architecture that the world needs, takes root, and breathes together.
Architecture Where Gods Live
It is like that place where the gods dwell.
Tan Yamanouchi & AWGL

To be an architect beyond a mere architect.
That means to look back at what an architect was originally meant to be.
The word “architect” originates from the ancient Greek word “arkitekton.”
“arkitekton” is a word that refers to a technician with specialized knowledge,
and at the same time, someone who manages overall businesses.
The world will continue to be more complex, and problems will be more diverse/multi-layered. It is in ages like this, an architect who can be an “arkitekton,”
is necessary for the world.
- Tan Yamanouchi, CEO + Principal Architect

Architecture of Ghost" is the unique architectural philosophy of the architect, Awamu Yamanouchi. He believes that every "Ghost," be it a person, a thing, an animal, or a plant, can be given a concrete architectural form. This concept is the basis for the conception and design of our architecture. From the time I was born until I entered university, I was born in Hokkaido, a place rich in nature. This may be one of the reasons for this, I believe that "God (soul) dwells in all things, including people, things, animals, and plants, which has taken root in Japan and other East Asian countries since ancient times. I was very much influenced by this nature-derived philosophy, which is rooted in Japan and other East Asian countries, This philosophy is very important to me when conceiving and designing architecture. (Awam Yamanouchi, Architect)

【A Cat Tree House】
The latest architectural work by architect Tan Yamanouchi.
A house for living with two cats, built in Kamakura, Japan.
MANGA ART HOTEL, TOKYO was published as
“The new waves of hotels in the world” by AXIS,
Japan’s leading design magazine
We are honored to win “SKY DESIGN AWARDS 2019” in Hong Kong and Japan
We are honored to win “BUILD ARCHITECTURE AWARDS” in UK
A Cat Tree House

Tan Yamanouchi | CEO + Principal Architect

Graduated from the Graduate School of Keio University, completing a master’s program. Entered “Hakuhodo Inc.” in charge of Market Designer (MD).
Became an architect after leaving the company.
In 2017, received the “Architects of the Year 2017” award from ADAN.
In 2019, acquired two titles: “Best Integrated Architecture & Brand Design Studio 2019 - Japan” and “Best Hotel Architecture Project 2019 (Tokyo): MANGA ART HOTEL” in UK.
Has an international reputation for having the rare talent and skill
to conduct both architectural design and branding produce.

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Ever since I was a little child,
I’ve always loved the “Piccolo Corp Ltd” from ”Porco Rosso” (Kurenai no Buta),
a Studio Ghibli film directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
That’s why ever since I decided to have my own company,
I’ve always wanted to make a company like Piccolo Corp Ltd in Porco Rosso.
When you can sincerely focus at your own pace, working to make something
is really enjoyable and this is a job that enriches one's life.
You can be a new graduate, changing jobs, wishing to work full-time, or part-time,
and we welcome working while raising your children. We actively accept working from home as well. Also, to offer you a work environment immediately when there is a chance,
our recruitment status is “always hiring.”
If you are interested in us, please visit and check us out at our atelier.
- Tan Yamanouchi, CEO + Principal Architect

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