Kunihisa Akiyama

Interior Designer

Japan

AWARDS

3

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Our design concept is not only for spatial or material issue but also for relationship or environment of neighborhoods, or region. We strongly thought that this cinema should be there generating brand-new involvement of people, tenants and cinema. If we won a prize whatever, that would be the proof our concept global, not only accepted in Japan.

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EDUCATION

Interior Design, Polytechnic University, Tokyo, JAPAN.

WORKING EXPERIENCES

1996-2020, General Manager of Construction Facility Division, Development Department, UNITED CINEMAS CO.,LTD.

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2007 UNITED CINEMAS Maebashi,Good Design Awards,JAPAN
2008 UNITED CINEMAS URAWA,Good Design Awards,JAPAN
2009 UNITED CINEMAS Brand, Good Design Awards,JAPAN
2015 Yebisu Garden Cinema with UNITED CINEMAS,Good Design Awards,JAPAN.

SELECTED PROJECTS

United Cinemas Terrace Mall Matsudo

FUNCTION:

Cinemacomplex

LOCATION:

Matsudo-city Chiba Japan

YEAR:

2021

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ABOUT

This movie theater has 3 types of special movie format theaters, Imax, 4DX, and ScreenX, and 8 ordinary movie theaters. The Imax is one of the largest screen size in Japan.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

Toshiyuki Yano

COPYRIGHTS:

Kunihisa Akiyama

United Cinemas Urawa

FUNCTION:

Cinema complex

LOCATION:

Saitama, JAPAN

YEAR:

2016

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ABOUT

The snow-white lobby like art museum welcomes guests and makes them wonder this place really a cinema because it has white walls, white ceiling, and dark tone floor. Guests can see the glass-in projection room, which becomes 70 meters, so they find how movies are projected and equipment as projectors, films, xenon lamps which is exhibited with instructions, and other tools. We call them the Cinema Museum. There also is the Library Cafe, which contains 1000 books related in movies, is open for every customers and they can get involved in the world of movies with cup of coffee relaxing in cinema chairs.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

Noriyuki Yano/ Nacasa and Partners Inc.

COPYRIGHTS:

Kunihisa Akiyama

United Cinemas Fukuoka Momochi

FUNCTION:

Cinema complex

LOCATION:

Fukuoka, JAPAN

YEAR:

2019

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ABOUT

High ceiling like a cathedral pours light on the lobby, and huge volume of space makes us feel silence and solemn. The designers tried dispel the old-type-image of Japanese movie theatre by adapting materials that usually not used in theatre, lighting works, and space volume. Unlike the other countries like United States or Korea, watching movie is not very familiar with Japanese yet. “Make a experience of small special event of watching movie superior.” The designers designed the space hotel liked to feel calm and luxual.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

Toshiyuki Yano

COPYRIGHTS:

Kunihisa Akiyama