Daisuke Hamasaki is an interior architect with NOMURA Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, a company that offers research, consulting, planning, design, production, and construction for visitor-attracting environments, as well as for the operation of various facilities and events.
Hamasaki has used Vectorworks for 14 years, starting with MiniCAD 7. He uses the software for the pre-design and schematic phases of his projects and, if the material includes engineering drawings, he creates the entire presentation sheet with the program to focus on accuracy. "Personally, I always try to deal with engineering drawings not as previously-patterned drawings but as individual artwork utilizing the features of Vectorworks," he explained.
For one of his more interesting projects, the client requested “something that has an uplifting feeling.” In response, he created artwork resembling root of a tree, and designed the space so visitors can see the work by walking up a helical staircase as if it is in motion.
"I think one of the main advantages of Vectorworks is its customizable functionality," said Hamasaki. "And, when an object comes to mind, Vectorworks gives me room to realize the object in various ways. Using Vectorworks enables us to work more efficiently."
Many thanks to A&A Co., Ltd., our distributor in Japan, for sharing Mr. Hamasaki's work with us.