Chairman, Representative Director and CEO of HOP Group Holdings Inc.
Chairman and Representative Director of Housing Operation Architects Inc.
- Entered Fujita Koumuten Co., Ltd. and learned skills of a carpenter specializing in construction and restoration of historical architectures such as shrines, temples and palaces (miya-daiku)
- Launched ATELIER AM, a first-class architectural studio and presented its works across the country with leading a group of up-and-coming architects
- With the assistance of Forestry Agency and Hokkaido Government, invented HOP (Housing Operation) that is a new housing supply system where a process of securing domestic timbers, sawing lumbers, designing and construction has turned into a cooperative one
- Forestry Agency Director-General Award
(A Leading company for timber supply system)
- Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award
(Consumer Oriented Excellent Company)
- Special environment prize"japan venture awards 2010"hosted by ministry of economy
- 1999 Photograph Essay Collection “KOKOROKIKO (Mind book of travel note)”
2005 Reference book before building a house “House doctor consultation room”
2008 The world of Kazuhiro Ishida and Atelie AM (ART BOX company)
2014 JAPANESE BEAUTIFUL RESIDENCE（Gentosha Lnc.）
President and Representative Director of Housing Operation Architects Inc.
- Entered Housing Operation Architects Inc. and assigned to the office of president
Engaged in the establishment of the Eastern Japan branch office
- Assumed the position of General Manager for PR of HOP Group
Established web marketing strategies in the new era
- Assumed the position of General Manager of the HOP Eastern Japan branch office and concurrently served as the branch office manager
Built infrastructures towards nationwide developments
- Assumed the position of Director
- Served concurrently as General Manager for General Affairs
- Assumed the position of President and Representative Director of Housing Operation Architects Inc.
The characteristic beauty, only the ones with running over the time can obtain, resides in traditional building, and it will continue to remain in Japanese minds as eternally unchangeable values.
These traditional beauty styles harmonize with a modern new sensitivity and it breathes design and planning capability into a life – and the kindness and technical capability with which people make the best use of it for the architecture. The coherent notion, covering from design to construction, can create one single architectural work.
Warmth and texture, residing only in real materials, are indispensable for a living space creation. Assurance of making a selection for raw materials and assurance of technical capability to use up the materials materialize a real architecture. We believe not to create a town, which only can be seen as a large-sized garbage 20 years later. Therefore, we are considering aiming at house building and architecture that we build a house with profound meaning as the time moving on and with emotional attachment as becoming an antique.
HOP Group Profile
|Company Name||Housing Operation Architects Inc. （Commonly known as HOP）|
|Capital||99 million yen|
|Head of company||
Chairman and Representative Director ：Kazuhiro Ishide(Representative and CEO of HOP Group)
|a board member||Director：Yuichiro Kawabata(Supervision of Building)
Director：Masaki Harada(Supervision of Design)
|Location|| Sapporo headquarters
2-1 Kita 4-jo Nishi 21-Chome Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Eastern Japan branch
Queens Tower A 7F Minatomirai 2-chome Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
10 Chome 20 Banchi -1 Nishi 2-jou Minami, Obihiro-shi Hokkaido
|Main Bank||Hokuyou Bank Kita 24-jou Branch
Mitsui Sumitomo Bank Sapporo branch
|Number of Employees||73 employees
Technical 50 employees (15 employees as first-class architect)
Planning 14 employees
Administrative 9 employees
|Authorized Constructor||Authorized by Minister of land, infrastructure and transportation
（Special Provision-27） No.21396
|Authorized Architect Office||First-class Architect Office （Ishikari）No.3402
First-class Architect Office （Kanagawa）No.15413
|Other||Registered for Housing Performance Warranty Program
Registered for Japan Inspection Organization（JIO）
Member of Architectural Institute of Japan
|Awards||1997 Good Design Hokkaido Award
2000 Hokuyou Investment North Pacific Entrepreneur - Grand Prize
2000 Sapporo Chamber of Commerce - Northern Entrepreneur Encouragement Prize
2001 Forestry Agency Director-General Award (A Leading company for timber supply system)
2006 Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award (Consumer Oriented Excellent Company)
2010 special environment prize"japan venture awards 2010"hosted by ministry of economy
|HOP Group||Atelier AM First Class Architectural Studio Co., Ltd. located at Sapporo
Atelier AM First Class Architectural Studio Co., Ltd. located at Tokyo
HOP Factory Inc.
|Related Companies||Lap Project Office Co.,ltd|
History of HOP Group
|1974 (April)||The present HOP Group Representative Director, CEO Kazuhiro Ishide joined Miyadaiku Fujitakoumuten and learned the techniques of carpenter for temples and shrines|
Presented G residence as a debut work, designed by Kazuhiro Ishide
Established Fujitakoumuten Co., Ltd.
Fujitakoumuten Planning office AtelierAM (ARCHITECTURAL MEMBERS) first-class architectural studio establishment <Prestige 21 2nd Floor, 21 Chome Kita 4-jou Nishi Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi Hokkaido >
Sponsored “Encounter with Bizen” exhibition by six Bizen ceramic artists at YAMAHA Event Hall
Enlargement first-class architectural studio AtelierAM co.,ltd. .Established.
Constructed the head-office building and moved the head-office to 2-1, 21 Chome Kita 4-jou Nishi Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi
On the first floor of the head-office building, “AM･Art Gallery” was opened as a place to consider of arts and housing culture. Subsequently, it provided a place for many artists to present their works as a sending base for Hokkado’s latest art till 1999.
Started a serial publication “Kazuhido Ishide/KOKOROKIKO (Mind book of travel note)” at Monthly Sapporo (serially published till 1999)
|1995 (January)||Established “Hokkaido New Housing Industry Development Association” with 13 people such as architects and University researchers as its members.|
Held “the first Hokkaido Artist Ashibetsu Selected Exhibition” (Sponsored by AM･Art Gallery/Supported by Ashibetsu-shi)
Cut-down, sawing, drying for Thinned timbers of Sakhalin fir are carried out together with cost reduction and established “New Housing System Development Cooperative Society” for the purpose of securing stable materials and organizing forestry traders in Ashibetsu.
|1997 (March)||Certified as “Forestry Agency General Operation for Lowering Cost of Timber Supply”|
|1997 (April)||By the collaborative research with Hokkaido Forest Products Research Institute, we stared a collaborative development for a way of drying regarding thinned Sachalin fir material, once thought to be difficult to use as architectural material till then.|
Established Housing Operation Project Inc. (Commonly known as HOP)
|1997(October)||Held the second Hokkaido Artist Ashibetsu Selected Exhibition|
Constructed HOP model house in Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, with using thinned Sachalin fir as the structural material.
|1998(April)||By receiving the adaptation of coordinator system by Hokkaido Industry Cluster Operation, we drew up the directionality and concrete measure of the nationwide development by franchise chain system.|
Constructed three high temperature drying equipment for thinned Sachalin fir material and high performance corrective pulling factory by the joint investment with New Housing System Development Cooperative Society
Received a certification of “High Durability Model for Wooden House Rationalization System” from Ministry of Construction’s Japan Housing and Wood Technology Center
|1999(June)||Housing Operation Project Inc. acquired 100% issued shares of Fujitakoumuten Co., Lte. and became the representative of HOP Group.|
Exhibition at the 14th Tokyo Business Summit
Exhibition at Eco-Future-Messe
Received a certification of “Environment-Symbiotic House” by the Judicial Foundation Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation.
Opened Eastern Japan branch (HOP Eastern Japan) in Yokohama Minato Mirai
Held “HOP’s Forest/Tree Planting Festival”. The festival is held every year hereafter.
Opened Kyoto branch
|2004 (March)||Established NPO Foundation “Mori wo tateyou network (Let’s build a forest network)”|
Held the first “HOP Mori no kyoushitsu (Class for Forest) in Honen-in temple” in Kyoto (Guest Mr. Soushitsu Sen)
Held the second “HOP Mori no kyoushitsu (Class for Forest) in Honen-in temple” in Kyoto
|2007 (May)||Opened Obihiro branch|
|2007(June)||Opened Asahikawa branch|
Presented “MIYANOMORI HOP HOUSE” as the 10th year’s anniversary of HOP establishment
Held the third “HOP Mori no kyoushitsu (Class for Forest) in Honen-in temple” in Kyoto
Published a collection book “The world of Kazuhiro Ishida and Atelie AM” (ART BOX company)
|2008(March)||Kyoto branch started as HOP Kyoto|
Held the forth “HOP Mori no kyoushitsu (Class for Forest) in Sapporo”
Three companies in HOP Group acquired SGEC forest certicication.
Developed and obtained a patent of a wood drying/treatment technology for thinned wood from planted forest.
Ishide Kazuhiro, Representative of HOP group, was featured in “CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN JAPAN vol.3”(published by ART BOX international) .
Published a report “Seizan Ryugi”
Moved and expanded Obihiro office.
Produced “Toy Blocks made by Carpenters”, utilizing wood offcuts in Hokkaido.
Housing Operation Inc. has merged with Fujita Corporation and the company name has been
We completed the house of Mr. K in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo.
The house of Mr. S in Kanagawa was introduced as "a final dwelling which changes your life " by the magazine "Nihon no Meitei, best residence which changes your life", by Shogakukan nationally distributed in Japan.
HOP Factory participated in LWL – Living Wellness in Luxury.
Grandly opened HOP’s New Concept House, orchestrating the world’s top brands (LWL).
As the first project of HOP New Concept House Gallery, we held exhibition of Bizen Fujiwara Sandai – Genealogy of Living National Treasures, Kei, Yu and Wa –.
The new brand "STEP LINE" has started. The announcement of "STEP LINE 100 PLANS" which seeks living space that fits life nicely with the concept of "Simple & Smart."
HOP 20th Anniversary
Mr. Kazuhiro Ishide assumed the position of Chairman, Representative Director and CEO of HOP Group Holdings Inc. as well as the position of Chairman and Representative Director of Housing Operation Architects Inc.