vectorfield architects(ベクターフィールド・アーキテクツ)





「vector field」 とは、もともと数学や物理学の用語であり、幾何学空間における、ベクトル(方向、向きと量が合わさった、矢印のような概念)の分布を表す概念です。図のような小さな矢印の集合体がそのわかりやすいイメージです。



The name “空間芸術研究所( Spatial Art Institute)” was chosen to ensure that the original meaning of “Architecture” as the translation of “Architecture” would not be forgotten.

However, when we attempted to directly translate “空間芸術研究所( Spatial Art Institute)” into English, we realized that due to language and cultural differences, the intended meaning wouldn’t be conveyed effectively. As a result, we decided to create an English name that expressed our ambition to pioneer architecture in the new era in a different way.

“Vector field” is originally a term from mathematics and physics, representing the distribution of vectors (a concept similar to arrows, combining direction, orientation, and quantity) in geometric space. Imagine it as a collection of small arrows, as shown in the figure.

In “Architecture,” there are both visible and invisible elements. The visible elements can be associated with materials (building materials).


「目に見えない要素」は、動線(人の動きを表したベクトル)、気流や、固体の中での力(応力)や、熱の伝わり方などです。この「目に見えない要素」の多くはベクトルの集合体(≒vector field)として表現されます。



そういいながら「目に見える要素」もvector field と無縁ではありません。「目に見える要素」は人間に知覚されるには「光」を媒介しますが、「光」は「粒子性」だけでなく、ベクトル波(vector field上の波)としての「波動性」の二面性を持ちあわせているからです。

「建築(Architecture)」は、究極的には「vector field」の「art」であり「science」であるといえるでしょう。

「空間芸術」としての「Architecture」を超えた何かをという思いをこめて、「vectorfield」 という造語をつくり、「vectorfield architects」という英語名称をつけました。

「空間芸術研究所」と「vectorfield architects」はたがいに、補完的な関係にあるといってもいいかもしれません。


The invisible elements include factors such as circulation (representing the movement of people), airflow, forces within solid structures (stress), and heat transfer. Many of these invisible elements are represented as a collection of vectors, or a “vector field.”

Today, the consideration of these “invisible elements” in architecture is becoming increasingly important. For example, microclimates indoors and outdoors in housing, the flow of wind and heat in cities, and the countless trajectories of people are gaining more attention.

While discussing the “invisible elements,” it’s important to note that the “visible elements” are not disconnected from vector fields. To be perceived by humans, “light” serves as a medium. Light is characterized by both “particle” nature and “wave” nature, behaving as a vector field wave.

Ultimately, “Architecture” can be described as both an “art” and a “science” of the “vector field.”

With the intention to express something beyond “Architecture” as “空間芸術(Spatial Art)”,we created the neologism “vectorfield” and chose the English name “vectorfield architects.”

The “空間芸術研究所(Spatial Art Institute” and “vectorfield architects” may complement each other.

The inspiration for this concept came from an essay by a renowned mathematician with the same surname as mine, which I read before pursuing a career in architecture.