FUTURE LINK
ARCHITECTURE

Future Link Architecture

PHILOSOPHY

Our ultimate aim is to create Architecture
loved and admired eternally.
Our profession is to go beyond the framework of
conventional Architectural Design,
implementing comprehensively and continuously of
multiple factors to embody such Architecture,
as well as a new forms of service and management.
Our perspective is to uninterruptedly challenge
the subjects of Architecture, and
handle each matter conscientiously.
The very essence of Architecture lies
beyond these endeavours, and we believe that
the Architecture emerged will connect us to the future.

WORKS

The Octave

Japan House –wa-

N-ESTATE

Café No.10

LakesideServiced Apartments Project

YAMA Hotel

Sriracha Serviced Apartments Project

Ginza Steak

Ginza no Sobaya

Golf Club Condominium Project

Yangon SOHO Hub Project

The Octave

Seoul, South Korea, 2018
An architectural design competition in Seoul, South Korea. The scope of competition was to propose the architecture and landscape design to be used as a Youth Music Creation Center. Our vision was to compose an architecture with an array of eight tubes, which acts as a medium between the youth and creations of music. Designed as a wind instrument, which resonates and amplifies the musical and creative activities of youth, which would transmit towards city and the wider environment. Its rhythmical and organic form gives a dynamic atmosphere to its surroundings, and it will be a symbolic landmark of Seoul. We are calling it, ‘The Octave - A series of eight notes as an interval between two notes.’
Type Cultural education centre for Music
Plot Area 1,935㎡
Total Floor Area 5,140㎡
Floors 7 Storeys/ Basement
Structure RC

Japan House –wa-

Yangon, Myanmar, 2018
Renovation project of community building in Kamayu district, Yangon. Around the site, there are many universities, Japanese language schools and offices. Young people interested in Japan and Japanese companies are casually gathered, making it a place where Japan can be felt as "second house" anytime. The cafe area incorporates elements of Japanese architecture such as combing finish, and you can feel "WA” (harmony) around. In the space between small raised floors, we planned to allow people to gather and "WA” (circle) by eliminating partitions, making various events possible. Co-working space used by students preparing for study abroad or getting employed in Japan. There is a multipurpose space that can be used for language classes, lecture meetings, galleries, etc. This space will be used by many people as a base for communicating Japanese culture and community, as well as for matching students and Japanese companies.
Type Community building(Café& Eventspace)
Plot Area 130㎡
Total Floor Area 350㎡
Floors 3 Storeys+Penthouse
Structure RC(Renovation)

N-ESTATE

Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, 2017
A holiday villa located in the rich forest on the hills of Karuizawa. The villa consists of two units: main building and annex, which are separated and placed on fabulously undulated hilly site. Buildings are placed with a distance from the road, which makes strolling possible to be able to relish the richness of its topography. A large outdoor living space and outdoor bath is placed in spaces captured by the slopes, buildings and trees, to be able to enjoy with friends and family. Weather-beaten and snow-bleached wood panels reclaimed from European houses are used on both exterior and interior walls to place the building and forest on the same time line.
Type Holiday villa
Plot Area -
Total Floor Area 535.36㎡
Floors 2 Story
Structure Hybrid (RC + Wood)
Photograph Fumitaka Miyoshi

Café No.10

Ami, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, 2017
A rebuilding plan for the resting place/ ball hut overlooking 10th hole of Eagle Point Golf Club, a prestigious golf course which hosts LPGA tournaments. The building is deliberately designed as a simple minimalist wooden structure in order to blend into the vest landscape of the site. Wooden plates used interior and exterior are artificially aged as well as antique furniture are used. It is designed as casual space where you can sip a coffee after practicing in the driving range, while waiting your peers to play. Players can stop by before or after a play as well. It can be used as venue for after party of golf competition. Players and entourage can use this space as new type of social space and we hope it would help enhancing the brand of the golf club.
Type Ball hut, Resting place
Plot Area -
Total Floor Area 75.35㎡
Floors 1 Story
Structure Wood

LakesideServiced Apartments Project

Yangon, Myanmar, 2014-
Serviced Apartments project at the prime location of Yangon, Myanmar. Standing at the lakeside area of Inya, which symbolises Yangon. Designing the separating fins of balconies with alternate angles enables residents to take refuge from the gleaming west sun, as well as to enjoy the spectacular vista of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda across the lake. Those fins are shaping the facade design emulating the gently rippling and twinkling water surface of the lake.
Type Serviced Apartments
Plot Area 2,066 ㎡
Total Floor Area 27,504 ㎡
Floors 1 Underground, 19 Storeys
Structure RC

YAMA Hotel

Yangon, Myanmar, 2015
A hotel conversion and renovation project in downtown Yangon. Exquisitely and meticulously designed space, where the Japanese sense of beauty is the primary concept, in combination with sophisticated operation provided by the Japanese hotel operator, is delivering the best service and quality. Lobby and common area are designed to be relaxing, and at the same time, to wonder or stop by lightheartedly. Despite a low budget dormitory type hotel, we have designed thoroughly from furniture to minute details of the building. The local carpenters and craftsmen have done a good work to deliver a space where visitors can meet and mingle.
Type Dormitory & Hotel
Plot Area 125㎡
Total Floor Area 850㎡
Floors 8 Storeys + Penthouse
Structure RC (Conversion & Renovation)

Sriracha Serviced Apartments Project

Sriracha, Thailand, 2015-
Serviced Apartments project in Sri Racha, Thailand, and is planned as the residents for Japanese expats. A spacious and rich courtyard is placed in the centre so that the residents can enjoy at maximum, the changes in seasons through natural elements such as wind and rain. Residential buildings are l to lure the wind. Doma-like 'Ryo-Ma = Cool-Space' which is an important aspect of Japanese traditional houses, so that the cooling wind sweeps past through the house. Club House building is equipped with Restaurant, Gym, and Spa, which form a part of public place where residents communicate and mingle.
Type Serviced Apartments
Plot Area 5,756㎡
Total Floor Area 19,352㎡
Floors 1 Underground, 8 Storeys
Structure RC

Ginza Steak

Minato-ku, Tokyo, 2015
Private Room version of the restaurant, 'Ginza Steak' which provides the A5 ranked beef in a fixed rate price. The concept is to treat the iron plate as the 'Stage' to relish the special time with highest quality of meet combined with the most sophisticated cooking techniques. Private rooms are centred around iron plates, where materials and colours are set to flatter the wine and meat. The surface of inner walls are designed in 'arch rise' fashion with 'U-Zukuri = Scrubbed textured finish' with distinct wood grains in order to showcase the Japanese tradition and technology for foreign visitors.
Type Restaurant
Total Floor Area 89.9㎡

Ginza no Sobaya

Minato-ku, Tokyo, 2014
A design project of an aspiring restaurant, which extracts innovations from the very traditions of Ginza itself, and spread out. We place 'public' as a keyword for places where 'Soba' is consumed. The concept for the design is to embody 'public-ness' and flexibly respond with 'various collaboration' of materials. Our ultimate aim is an Architecture flattering 'Soba' itself by delivering fun and joy, which are at the centre of the act of having 'Soba.'
Type Restaurant
Total Floor Area 89.9㎡

Golf Club Condominium Project

Yangon, Myanmar, 2013
A condominium project overlooking the short course of the golf course. The aim of the project is to provide a luxurious life style combining golf in the daily life, since it locates at the commuting range to downtown Yangon. In order to minimise the influence of wind on the fairway, piloti structure on ground floor and porous design on the higher floors. Deep balconies, which prevent direct tropical sunlight, are intentionally curved in order to disperse residents looking at players.
Type Condominium
Plot Area 8,722㎡
Total Floor Area 17,115㎡
Floors 1 Underground, 8 Storeys
Structure RC

Yangon SOHO Hub Project

Yangon, Myanmar, 2012
A condominium project with SOHO functions located in the centre of emerging business district of Yangon. It is planned predominantly for single expats, equipping rental conference rooms, rental office, gym, swimming pool and restaurants to provide a full support in both work and private lives. 2 storey vaulted 'Community boxes' are placed randomly around lift shafts, where residents can meet and exchange business ideas and deals.
Type Condominium
Plot Area 1,786㎡
Total Floor Area 14,183㎡
Floors 1 Underground, 24 Storeys
Structure RC

FEATURES

Comprehensive &
Continuous Work

Whilst Architectural design and construction supervision are our primary scopes of work, we provide a wide range of services from the selection of site, consulting for Architectural planning to maintenance/ renovation after completion.

Sophisticated
Architectural Work

Conduct the design after thorough study and thought process, and provide a flexible Architecture and services with a great design and functionality, as well as coping with various requirements.

World class Work

We provide the service and Architecture with the highest standards not only in Japan, but also in Asia, Europe and all over the world.

Work beyond
Architectural design

We provide the services beyond Architectural design in fusion with real estate and finance expertise, with an accurate grasp of the client’s strategies.

Locally rooted Work

We know which process of Architecture design to be done locally. We place our best people at the location in order to deliver the most appropriate and the best services for the site and environment.

Independent philosophy &
Agile Work

We provide speedy and sophisticated service with a team of free-minded, dedicated and hardworking people.

PROFILE

Ian Tu
Principle Architect & C.E.O

Ian Tu

Born in Yangon, Myanmar. Studied Architecture in Japan
with Japanese Government Scholarship, as well as in United Kingdom.
Established Future Link Consulting, the former entity before Future Link ARCHITECTURE in 2010, after stacking up career in Architecture and Finance in Sakakura Associates Architects and Goldman Sachs Japan.
Conducts comprehensive produce of Architecture and development projects delivering concept building, planning, design,
and supervision in Japan, Asia and all over the world.


Yukio Oga
Principle Architect & Director

Yukio Oga

Joined Sakakura Associates Architect & Engineers in 1995
after acquiring an M.Arch at Nihon University.
After participating in various Architectural projects in Japan and continental Asia,
he had set up ‘Yukio Oga Architect Office’ in 2006.
Established Future Link Consulting, the former entity before Future Link ARCHITECTURE in 2010 together with Ian Tu, and conducts planning, design and supervision on Architecture and Development projects.

CONTACT

Tokyo Headquarters

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405, 1-8-10, Sendagaya, Shibuya Ku,
Tokyo, #151.0051, Japan

Email
info@futurelink.archi
Phone
+81 (0)3 6804 5018
Fax
+81 (0)3 6804 5038

Yangon Office

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FL Architecture Co.,Ltd
No. 17(D), Thar Lar Waddy Street, Parami Road, 7 miles,
Mayangone Tsp., Yangon, Myanmar.

Email
info@futurelink.archi
Phone
+95 (0)9 2609 08847