Greg Simpson

Hi, my name is Greg Simpson and I am the International business development manager
here at Fujimoto Traditional Carpentry. I was born and raised in New South Wales, Australia and have also spent a few years living and studying in Japan.

I believe that good architecture is fundamental to the happiness and well-being of humanity. I also believe that for architecture to be good it must sustainable and in harmony with its surrounding environment. For me, Japanese traditional carpentry is the very embodiment of these principles. Japanese traditional carpentry has been perfected over thousands of years in response to the unique characteristics of the Japanese environment. The result of this evolution are structures that are both durable and aesthetically spectacular.

I believe that the lessons learnt on the Japanese archipelago can be applied to other environments throughout the world. This is an exciting time for Japanese traditional carpentry. Here in Japan, growing interest in environmental sustainability is fuelling a revival of the traditional Japanese house and the skills required to construct them. I see it as a great privilege to be part of this revival.

If you are interested in building an environmentally friendly, comfortable house in your own country or if you would just like to know more about Japanese traditional carpentry please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

初めまして、藤本工務店の国際営業担当者のグレッグ・シンプソンです。生まれも育ちもオーストラリアのニューサウスウエールズ州ですが、数年間留学生として日本に住んでいました。

人間の幸せに欠かせないものの一つは、良い住環境に住むことだと私は思います。そして「良い住宅」というのは、持続的で環境に調和している建築だと思います。こういった原則を最も体現してるのは日本の大工技術です。長い歴史が培った日本の大工技術、建築に対する考え方と、「木・土・竹」などの地元で調達することが安易な自然素材を活用すれば、国内だけに留まらず国外の多くの地域でも建築が可能だと私は思います。

日本建築の本質「持続、再生可能な住宅」は、これからの現代社会においてとても重要で、これを第一に考えた藤本工務店に入社し共に学び、地球環境に貢献できる事をとても名誉に思います。自国で自元の素材で地元の気候風土に合った快適な住まい造りをしたい方、もしくは日本の伝統技術や建築に興味のある方はお気軽にお問い合わせください!