Architectural research and planning
Architectural design as the result of open communication
The design lead is chosen based on the particularities of the project in question, and they work with the project manager, team, and client to handle requests and issues. The design process is communication-centric and requires deep understanding of the fundamentals and an ability to share information with others to achieve the best solution.
Architectural designers lead must consider the design, functionality, safety, and economy of the equation in order to comprehensively meet the various needs of the client.
Structural design: using the latest technology to produce safe and sound architecture
Structural designers must consider the interrelationship of the shape and structure of various buildings, their constituent elements, and facilities and equipment within to meet the requirements of the job while ensuring that the total project is safe and cost-effective. Our vision is for the organization to contribute to the creation of valuable social assets by engaging with a wide variety of architectural projects.
Environmental design: using natural energy to propose architectural solutions that are eco- and people-friendly.
In order to ensure that today’s architecture is fit to pass on to the next generation, we actively make use of efficiency improvements to water, heat, air, sunlight, land, and other energy sources to create buildings that have increased longevity and are more resistant to natural disasters. We take into account how to reduce environmental impact across the lifecycle of a project, from planning, through to construction, operation, and eventual decommissioning. We continue to propose solutions for value-added architecture that is of use to society.
Renovation design: breathing new life into existing architecture
We take a multi-polar approach to issues surrounding environmental pollution, global warming, the need for conservation and reduced energy and resource consumption, to breathe new life into existing architecture and make it au courant. We actively explore solutions to the above. Renovations
Through renovations and conversions (repurposing), we enhance the longevity of buildings that have deteriorated over time or no longer serve the purpose they once did. This lets them reemerge as low-energy, enjoyable facilities for use by the next generation. Seismic testing and overhauls
Seismic testing and overhauls
We have performed seismic testing of hundreds of buildings, both our own and those designed by other firms, and propose solutions to overhaul the earthquake resistance of these structures.
Deterioration testing and low power consumption testing
Not only do we engage in design to increase the longevity of architecture, but we also perform deterioration testing and consultations on reducing the power consumption of buildings that have been around for many years and contributed to society over the long term. This allows them to be improved and stay in operation. We can also propose long-term renovations and tweaks to keep the building up to date after the initial renovation.
Interior decor design
Drawing on our strengths as a comprehensive architectural design firm, we take part in the total design of space from early on in the project planning stage.
We assess projects from the point of view of the desired end user, be they a resident, overnight lodger, office worker, or other party. This informs our work in coordinating structural and facilities changes. This then determines our choice of interior decor elements and materials, furniture, lighting, art, and other touches. We produce interiors that are both creative and functional.
We also actively pursue environmentally-friendly solutions to interior design and decor, such as through the selection of materials and detailed plans.
New building construction
We are actively engaged in the design of properties from the initial spatial design phases, in which the height of the ceilings, the size of windows, and the shape and form of supporting pillars and other elements is decided. This allows the finished product to have outstanding ease of use, safety, a sense of luxury, and an interior decor that satisfy the end user and client and truly meets the purposes of that building.
MHS considers renovations to be a way of breathing new life into classic buildings. We do not simply change the window dressing, but propose a total concept that will bring the building up to spec with new buildings of an equivalent scope.
Collaborating with designers
We have collaborated with countless interior designers from around the world to develop attractive commercial facilities. Drawing on our mutual expertise, we develop environments that enhance the value of the products being sold there.
Urban planning: creating new value and enhancing the charm of local destinations and producing high-quality urban environments
We devise master plans for the development of cities and propose ways to make effective use of land, as well as manage the commodification of various ventures and offer comprehensive consulting on redevelopment projects.
Cities today are growing ever more diverse. With growing environmental issues on the world stage, as well as issues Japan faces, such as declining childbirth rates and an aging population, city centers growing stagnant, and the need for updated disaster-preparedness and energy solutions following the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, we have our work cut out for us. We draw on the expertise of consultants from various fields, real estate appraisers, attorneys, and other specialists to solve these and other complex problems.
Since we are engaged in projects from their initial stages, we take a macro view of cities to assess what must be preserved and what must be updated.
Using BIM allows for offering a wide range of client services.
Delivering proposals and documentation with alacrity.
Rather than making proposals on a blueprint-basis, we rapidly prototype and design visual presentations that clarify exactly what is to be designed.
Client- and eco-friendly presentations.
We have gone paperless through the use of BIM data, projectors, LCD monitors, laptops, and tablets. We present our projects to clients in an intuitive fashion while reducing our environmental impact.
Through the use of 3D scanning technology, we are digitizing data on historic buildings.
With the concept of “stock architecture” a growing area of interest, updating existing properties in your portfolio, such as through expansion or renovation, proves a key way for the owner to maximize the return on their investment. We employ 3D scanning technology to measure cracks and use BIM to render blueprints of the building. We also digitize data on historic buildings and use this to inform renovations.
Through the widespread adoption of BIM, the hurdles to employing FM are decreasing. Making full use of BIM allows for, through advanced support systems, integrally managing the diversity of data needed for FM. This represents an evolution from the passive approach to building management; BIM-FM driven systems allow for strategic and dynamic FM solutions. This represents a brand new business model that offers major benefits to building owners and stakeholders.
We propose environmentally-friendly solutions that are ZEB compliant.
ZEB (Net Zero Energy Building) will allow for creating a low-carbon society and increasing the value added to buildings. Through a range of BIM-driven environmental simulations and filing for government subsidies, among other solutions, we are equipped to support the greening of your project.
The cost design group is involved in the early stages of projects and oversees whether the plans and designs meet the financial expectations of the customer and are cost-effective. As “cost design” implies, it is the process of designing a structure with a view to the economics of the equation. This is part and parcel of managing a healthy project. We handle the cost management across the project and as early on as supporting the client when first ordering with contractors
Creating fair and impartial opportunities
Construction sites involve numerous stakeholders and interests, so managers must negotiate between the client and the builder to ensure that a high-quality piece of architecture that is ethically sound and built with transparency is created.