From Environment to Fûdo

The global environment around us is changing due to human activities. We are now called upon to reduce that impact as much as possible. The environment is considered to exist on its own as an object surrounding us humans. In contrast, we construct architecture from the concept of “Fûdo”. Fûdo is constructed by the existence of people, and people are constructed by Fûdo.This is an interdependent concept. We must aspire to an architecture that is composed of Fûdo. This means not only optimizing the architecture to the environment of the site, but also incorporating the activities and relationships of the people who live there. We aim to create architecture as a story that weaves together the Fûdo and the people.

Initiatives for ZEB: Net Zero Energy Buildings

We will actively make proposals for ZEB and regional recycling of buildings, and will work to increase the ratio of ZEB to more than 50% of all buildings ordered in FY2025.


Ashida Architect & Associates Co., Ltd.

  • ADDRESS [Head Office]
    301 Ainoya Building, 2-12 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku,
    Tokyo 150-0033, JAPAN

    [Kyoto Branch]
    4F MON Building, 285 Ichimonji-cho, Chukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8325, JAPAN

    [Tsumari Branch]
    445-3, Shimofunatobo, Tsunan-cho, Uonuma-gun, Niigata, 949-8201, JAPAN
  • ESTABLISHED Feb.20.2012
  • CONTENT Architectural planning, design, supervision
    Plan of landscape and civil engineering, design, supervision
    Investigation and planning of urban planning and regional planning
    Design of furniture and interior
    Business of any and all incidental related to the preceding items
  • CONTACT TEL +81-3-6427-4932
    FAX +81-3-6427-4934



Masato Ashida

Director Ashida Architect & Associates Co., Ltd.
Co-director ENERGY MEET Co., Ltd.
Co-director Future Research Institute Co., Ltd.

  • 1975 Born in Kyoto in 1975
  • 1994-1998 Kyoto University, faculty of Architecture
  • 1999-2001 Kyoto University, Master of Architecture
  • 2001-11 Practice at Naito Architects & Associates
  • 2012 Founded Ashida Architect & Associates Co., Ltd.
  • 2012 Co-founded ENERGY MEET Co., Ltd.
  • 2017- Part-time lecturer at Chiba University
  • 2018 Future Research Institute Co., Ltd.
  • Yusuke Takahashi

  • Adrian Steckeweh

  • Ryota Yoshioka

  • Yuhei Takahashi

  • GaKin Cyo

  • Haobing Shen

  • Taro Kondo



  • Good Design Award / 'ryugon'
  • Good Design Award / Open Space 'DAN-DAN'


  • ArchDaily 2022 Building of the Year Awards / 'Yin Residence'


  • K-DESIGN AWARD / 'Atami Tower House'
  • ASIA DESIGN PRIZE / 'ryugon'


  • WARMING HUTS COMPETITION winner / 'Forest Village'
  • Best of Houzz 2019 / 'Yin Residence'


  • Good Design Award / 'ENERGY Gift'
  • Kanagawa Architecture Award / 'Keel House'


  • Good Design Award / 'Matsunoyama Townscape Design'
  • The Japan Society of Urban and Regional Planners Community Design Award / 'Matsunoyama Townscape Design'


  • Award for the New type Architects