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OSO
is a design office based in Tokyo. With a foundation in architecture and a wider interest in art, the aim is to think creatively about space-making across all fields.

As an international office, with mixed European and Japanese backgrounds, we have been inspired by the opposing principles of Western and Japanese art: the dominance of shape and meaning against the importance of space and feeling. In Europe, landscape is background, nature serves the idea, and history transcends time; in Japan, landscape fuses with content, nature defines the present, and the ebbs and flows of time are cyclical and everlasting. Ideas are as emotional as spaces are immersive.

As we believe that every project has a unique context, we strive to create meaning through responding to its specific conditions. The objective is always to realize the most conceptually and emotionally compelling solution to the given parameters.