Who we are

Architectural Lighting Group or ALG is a group dedicated for a betterment of lighting environment in the context of architecture. In recent development, many architects, owners and contractors are more aware of how a light can change the environment.

What ALG aim for

Konishi always believes that a lighting consultation should always consider and re-enhance architects’ vision and concepts. ALG believes that the creativity in project are directly influenced by the collaboration between architect. Therefore, it is imperative for the lighting consultant to enter in the early stage of planning with architect to attain cost effective, efficient and innovative solutions to meet the needs of each projects.

Services

ALG provide a wide range of design services including, programming, planning, product controls and focusing. We will formulate what lighting concept will be suitable for each project. We will specify and make a layouts for each architectural and environmental spaces. We will also design special fixtures that will integrate with a particular space. All works of calculations that will support our solutions are done in computer.

Designers

Takeshi Konishi

Working as the executive vice-president for leading Japanese lighting company, Yamagiwa, in 1976 Konishi has successfully founded the first Japanese lighting consultation firm, TL Yamagiwa Laboratory. He has close contact with leading lighting consultant abroad, such as Claude Engle, Paul Marantz, Carroll Cline, Howard Brandston. Konishi, being educated in Berkeley with a degree in Bachelor of Architecture 1969, has experience of working as a designer in SOM makes him very effective consultant to team with architect in different parts of the world.
IALD(International Association of Lighting Designers)

Miho Konishi

Graduating Household Economy Department of Japan Women’s University, AA school in London (AA.Int/ARB/RIBA1). Working for one of leading International British architectural firm, Foster + Partners, London as Architectural Assistant. Now Miho is enrolling in ALG as director in Lighting, working for Tokyo American Club Project in Tokyo.
AA.Int/ ARB/ RIBA1(Royal Institute of British Architects)
IALD(International Association of Lighting Designers)
IES(Illuminating Engineering Society)
IEIJ(Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan)

Process

Phase 1 .
Conceptual Phase

Basic decisions will be made as to how each
space should be lit. However all small details of
installations and each specification to be decided
together with client, interior architect and architect
in Phase 2 and 3. we will develop a lighting concept
for the project based on background drawings
furnished to us by architect and client.

Phase 2 .
Schematic Design Phase

Here, we will produce all plan layouts for
each spaces delineated in the Scope of Works.

Phase 3 .
Design Development Phase

To make close communication with architect to
make sure that selected fixtures to be installed
without obstructions or interferences with HVAC
and security systems. Further to check and
coordinate with all materials and wirings with
mechanical and electrical engineers.

Phase 4 .
Construction Documentation Phase

All fixtures’ types, sources and special requirements
for the installation procedures are written on a cut
sheet together with their appearance and dimensions.

Phase 5 .
Supervision Phase

To make sure that our design intensions are
reflected in the construction procedure in terms
of quality, performance and in design.

Phase 6 .
Focusing Phase

Final focusing usually done together with client
and operator. Focusing of light modes will be decided
according to time, season and activities conducted
in a space.

Awards

Year Prize Received

2012 “Lighting Design Prize” from Japan Illumination Society
         Tokyo American Club
2008 “Award of Excellence” from International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
         Fujiya Inn
2008 “Landscape Lighting Award 2008”
         Tokyo Midtown
2007 “Lighting Design Prize, Best facilities Prize” from Japan Illumination Society
         Tokyo Midtown
2005 “Lighting Design Prize, Best facilities Prize” from Japan Illumination Society
         Tokyo Building TOKIA
2005 “Lighting Design Prize” from Japan Illumination Society
         Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower
2005 “Lighting Design Prize” from Japan Illumination Society
         Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum
2005 “Landscape Lighting Award 2005”
         Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum
2004 “Lighting Design Prize” from Japan Illumination Society
         COREDO Nihonbashi
2002 “Lighting Design Prize” from Japan Illumination Society
         Taisho Pharmaceutical Corporation Headquater Building
2002 “Award of Good Practice” from International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
         AIST Tokyo Waterfront
2001 “Lighting Design Prize” from Japan Illumination Society
         AIST Tokyo Waterfront
1999 “Award of Excellence” from International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
         Sagawa Art Museum
1999 “IESNY Lumen Award”
         MIHO MUSEUM *Fisher Marantz Stone + ALG
1998 “Lighting Design Prize, Best facilities Prize” from Japan Illumination Society
         Sagawa Art Museum
1998 “Award of Excellence” from International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
         MIHO MUSEUM *Fisher Marantz Stone + ALG
1997 “Lighting Design Prize, Best facilities Prize” from Japan Illumination Society
         MIHO MUSEUM *Fisher Marantz Stone + ALG
1996 “Award of Excellence” from International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
         Myouchikai Annex
1996 “Award of Merit” from Illumination Society of North America (IESNA)
         Shinjuku Island
1996 “Lighting Design Prize” from Japan Illumination Society
         Shinjuku Island
1994 “Lighting Design Prize” from Japan Illumination Society
         Minato Mirai 21 District Heating and Cooling Center Plant
1985 “Edwin F. Guth Memorial Awards of Excellence” from Illumination Society of North America (IESNA)
         Sanyo securities Company Limited. Garden of the Company dormitory in Mejiro