Kii inc., is an architectural design office
founded by Satoshi Arai and Kei Nakatomi.
Kii is an old Japanese word meaning pleasure,
relaxation and enjoyment.
The word is cited in The Precious Key to the Secret Treasury,
an ancient work by the monk Kukai.
The choice of this name reflects our desire
to produce spaces with pleasure,
relaxation and fun as per the word's definition.
Rather than cookie-cutter ideas of what a building
or residence should look like,
our aim is to vigorously pursue our own idea of quality design.
This approach creates greater fun both for the builder
and the user or resident.
While the high level of technology required to produce
standardized products is laudable,
we would feel sad if such products were the only option.
We strive for greater fun and more freedom
in architectural design.