PHILOSOPHY

VISION

ALG’s Lighting Philosophy, “Provide Needed Lights where they are Needed”, have been our main theme when we tackle the project since 1990. ALG have been very successful to design architectural lighting spaces as well as to bring up the image of them by rendering lighting design services to the international architects and clients.
Now, we are facing new era. With advent of new lighting sources (LED and OLED), digital revolution in lighting technologies have increased expectations and possibilities to create a true Architectural Lighting spaces. On the other hand, we have started to learn more facts regarding health and light. Lighting have many impacts on human health and well beings. Lighting is not only to light the spaces but influencing factor to control to attain richness in human health and life.

ALG have been accumulating vast amount of knowledge and logic in lighting consultation through many commissioned projects. ALG will certainly continue in next generation to integrate ever progressing technologies and our own sensitivities to create best suited lighting environment. ALG lighting design will resurrect one’s emotions to bring about rich sensitivities in lighting environment. Also, to further our search for design policy of following “Circadian Rhythm” to simulate better healthy lighting environment. Finally, to meet our challenges in Eco and Sustainability Design by applying our total effort and knowledges. ALG will render our services to architects and owners to meet these new challenges to bring Architectural Environment with our Lighting Consultation special skills and know-hows. (Please see “ALG’sattempt toward the goals set by SDGs” relates to our Company Vision and Commitment)

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.

Registered Class-1 Architect, Tokyo, #117064
IALD(International Association of Lighting Designers)
IALD JAPAN(Japan 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)
IALD JAPAN Director(Japan International Association of Lighting Designers)
IES(Illuminating Engineering Society)
IEIJ(Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan)

HISTORY

The chief planner and head of ALG, Takeshi Konishi had first advocated the idea of architectural lighting in Japan. Working as the executive vice-president for leading Japanese lighting company, Yamagiwa, in 1978 Konishi has successfully founded the first Japanese lighting consultation firm, TL Yamagiwa Laboratory. During Yamagiwa days (1976~1989), Konishi has worked closely with leading world class architects. 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.
By following the steps of Takeshi, Miho has accumulated her architectural knowledge by studying at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and joined Foster and Partners in London to be trained as the architectural designer. Miho went back to her native country to head the Tokyo American Club lighting design at ALG to become director in lighting design in 2007. She is capable of understand international design and recently finished her projects abroad in Asian Countries proves her capability as sensitive lighting designer.