Name: Masahiko Sato
Company: Architect Show Co Ltd
Position within company: President
Tell us a little about your background (education, experience, etc)
28 October 1985 Set up Show Design Office Co.,Ltd.
28 October 2008 Rename Architect Show Co.,Ltd.
How would you describe your own personal style?
We base on people, harmonize every element, like function, things, environment to create a space and the style, and that is our job.
Where does your inspiration come from?
The neighbouring environment where a building is built.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Build the building which considered symbiosis and Eco with natural environments.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching property development in 2014 and beyond.
Neighboring environment, nature, people, Sustainability, Eco.
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to development projects, what would it be?
In consideration of the relations with neighboring environment and nature and people and the sustainability of the real estate, you must be conscious of an energy problem.
How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
I think that I can appeal to the world for a thought for the construction of our office.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
I participate in world various competition, and get work from anyone other than Japan.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself…
Your most treasured possession?
Your favourite holiday destination?
Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
PARK HYATT ,Tokyo.
Your favourite book / film / song?
Takashi Kaikou [Opa!]
Your favourite food and drink?
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?