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Makoto Yamaguchi Design Inc.

2-8-17-1F, Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, →map
106-0047, JAPAN
tel: +81-(0)3-6436-0371
fax: +81-(0)3-6436-0372

Established: April 1st, 2001
Incorporated: December 24th, 2007
Capital stock: JPY3,000,000
Registry: First Class Architect Firm, Tokyo, Registration NO.54347
architects liability insurance incorporated


Photo: Mikio HASUI


Director of Makoto Yamaguchi Design


Makoto Yamaguchi is an architect, born in 1972 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. With a master’s degree in architecture from the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts, he established his architect’s office Makoto Yamaguchi Design in 2001. His designs, seemingly simple at first glance, are actually the integration of a multitude of details based on deep deliberation. One of his early works “Villa/Gallery in Karuizawa,” which was featured in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, has been introduced in media outlets worldwide, and has attracted many requests for visits from people around the world including Aesop founder Dennis Paphitis. Yamaguchi’s recent works mainly consist of resort villas and large-scale second homes. His outstanding artistry has earned him international acclaim, winning many awards including Winner of the International Architecture Awards and the Best Residential Project of the Wallpaper* Design Awards.

He is a member of the following organizations:
The Japan Institute of Architects
Architectural Institute of Japan
Tokyo Society of Architects & Building Engineers Japan
Association of Artists Craftsman & Architects