URBAN GAUSS Architect. President
NPO ECODESIGN NET WORK chairman
OSAKA GREEN PURCHASING NET WORK chairman
KYOTO CITY UNIVERSITY of ARTS Professor Emeritus
KWANSEI GAKUIN UNIVERSITY Former Professor Architect
1948 Born in Osaka. JAPAN
1974 BA Osaka University
1976 Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
1977 First Class architect. In Japan
1981 Established Toshiroh Ikegami Architecture Company
1986 Established URBANGAUSS
1993 Assistant Professor, 2000 Professor Doctor Course, 2014 Professor Emeritus of Kyoto City University of Arts (KCUA)
2015-16 Professor Architect Kwansei Gakuin University Department of Urban Studies
2001 Vice chairman, 2007 Chairman NPO Eco Design Network WORK
2011 Chairman Osaka Green Purchasing Network
1992-2002 G-MARK Jury Member of Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP)
1999 The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design ICSID Roster of Design Expert
Designing with the concept “EDIT” and creating new lifestyles as an architect.
Educated the students from the basic training of design to environmental design doctor course in KCUA – Kyoto City University of Arts.
Also educated the architectural design students in Kwansei Gakuin University Department of Urban Studies /The School of Policy Studies.
Dealing scale equal from 1/1 to 1/ 200,000.
Territory of design covers architecture, city planning, landscape, products design etc.
From 2000 focusing Sustainable Progress Design, 3D Archive of Traditional Architecture in To-ji Temple Kyoto, Space Design with JAXA.
Theme now is “a Micro Climate in a Micro Biosphere”
1993 Well known work, “House at Hiroh” on the air at TV Tokyo. 1995-1999 Revival Dwelling Complex Project after Earthquake Kobe “Ｈigashimachi and Edomachi ” Building. 2001 Ecological City Plan at Yumeshima Island in Osaka, “Urban Sea Resort Town”.
From 2010, he promoted social implementation of research results and architectural / urban design as regional editing from the perspective of “CSR-corporate social responsibility” and “SDGs”.
Installation of urban agricultural equipment in Otemachi Financial City , Tokyo, demonstration of water quality improvement at Osaka Castle Moat, SMART CITY proposal on Awaji Island, and architectural work design in Shanghai China.
Performs architectural design supervision of depopulated areas in Japan.
During the 2010 World Congress of Youth Chamber in Osaka, he served as a general producer of “FUTURE EXPO 2010 – Future Messe” to present the future society.
2013 “DWELL-Living-Future of Space Design” exhibition at Kyoto Art Center, which comprehensively summarizes its own architectural, urban design and research activities.
G-MARK Good Design Award Jury member (1992-2002.) And other wide-ranging design guidance policies were explored.
1995-2005 Osaka City ATC Design Consultant. The Kansai design base was promoted.
2005/08 International Design Exchange Association International Competition Jury Chairperson.
from 1973- Visiting 35 countries & 110 cities to research.
from 1978- Invitation lecture in USA, China, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore , Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia, Korea.
2010 General Producer / Future Expo for The Blue Planet / the Junior Chamber International (JCI) World Congress Osaka.
Main researches in recent years
2012 URBAN ECO FARM – New Urban Agriculture Facility – Tokyo Otemachi Financial City
2011 “The Proposal toward XI’AN the Future Excellent City 2020-2050” – Europe-Asia Economic Forum Xi’an China
2011 “Eco-design is design itself” Gadjah Mada University / Yogyakarta Indonesia
2007-8 director & architect Da Ming gong Cultural National Historical Park Pilot Plan Xi’an CHINA
2003-6 chairman “Osaka Model as Circulation Oriented Society through Case Study of Existing City & Neighborhood Nature” – Team Axis4 NPO Eco Design Network with Japan Science and Technology Agency/JST RISTEX
2005-7 chairman “SPACE FUTON” with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency-JAXA
2001-2004 member of Artistic Approaches to Space – between Kyoto City University of Arts & JAXA
2004 architect Beijing Wanjing Xincheng A1 Area Project China.
2004 chairman The Anatomy in Cyber Space -TOJI-Temple 3D Archive Exhibition in Beijing, X’ian NWPU China.
2003 chairman The Anatomy in Cyber Space -TOJI-Temple 3D Archive Exhibition in TOJI Kyoto Japan
2003 director & architect Osaka Transfer Show Case
2002 chairman “Challenge of Kansai – The space factory Exhibition－Technology and Dream starting from manufacturing”
2001 director & architect Urban Sea Resort Ecological City Project at Yumeshima Island, Osaka Bay
AWARD & PRIZE
2005 SEASIDE FARM & SEA FARM ECOLOGY DESIGN AWARD / Japan Institute of Design Promotion
2000 HIGASIMACHI and EDOMACHI, TOWN DISTRICT FORMATION G-MARK AWARD / Japan Institute of Design Promotion
2000 AQUA WORKS PRIZE / JAPANESE SOCIETY OF COMMERCIAL SPACE DESIGNERS
20000 SOLAR TUBE G-MARK AWARD / Japan Institute of Design Promotion
2000 MARE G-MARK AWARD / Japan Institute of Design Promotion
1999 PAGE FACTORY SPACE DESIGN COMPETISION 1st PRIZE / NEG
1998 ROADSIDE DESIGN & PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, AWARD OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN FROM SAKAI CITY, OSAKA JAPAN
1997 T.I.CHAIR G-MARK AWARD / GOOD DESIGN SELECTED BY MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY
1995 ALPHA BLANCA ST PRIZE from JAPAN FEDERATION OF ARCHITECTS & BUILDING ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION
1994 ALPHA BLANCA ST G-MARK AWARD / GOOD DESIGN SELECTED BY MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY
1994 PAGE FACTORY G-MARK AWARD / GOOD DESIGN SELECTED BY MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY
1994 RESIDENCE AT HIROO TOKYO INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD THE JAPAN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION CENTER
1990 CITY POLE 36th PRESIDENT PRISE OSAKA ARCHITECTS AND BUILDING ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION
1983 PUBLIC CHAIR PROTOTYPE Ⅰ THE GOLD PRIZE / 1st COMPETITION of JAPAN DESIGN FOUNDATION
Main books and contributions
FLYING BEGGAR 1981 – photos & poems from Kindle / Amazon 2015
“The methodology of the ecological design in the recycle-based city “－”The 21st century, ecology and a plan for the business” Junior Chamber International Japan. Diamond publisher.
Others, many contributions