Crystal Bridge introduces to the Japanese market a world-patented technology to build and manage large bodies of water.
With a low initial investment and energy/chemicals cost down to 1/100 compared to traditional pool filtering technology, it makes it affordable to bring the image and feel of a tropical island anywhere, even on a featureless piece of land.
Crystal Bridge can offer a viable plan for hotels without beach access, revitalization of golf courses, and branding of shopping malls smart cities, and retirement communities.
Crystal bridge is a tool to boost the value of distressed and underrated real estate.
We can also assist the international investors that see Japan as a “new Switzerland” for safe asset management in this troubled post-Covid world.

(japanese only)

Founded in 2003, the 1st-grade licensed architect office “studio dodici” is specialized in the planning and design of kindergartens, hotels, apartment buildings and showrooms.

We also work as consultants (branding, land development, marketing) and collaborate with other designers as local architects for projects in Japan.

(japanese only)

Often land owners are taken advantage by developers and real estate companies.
It should not be like that!
If land owners join forces with supportive architecture offices, are able to negotiate with developers on a level of equality and create solutions that can be WIN – WIN – WIN for the owner, real estate companies and developers, while creating buildings that contribute to creating a high-value urban environment.


(english only)

since 2004 iacopo is designing and exporting japanese “ofuro” bathtubs worldwide.

Hinoki bathtubs are the quintessential relaxation tool, thanks to the subtle aroma and soft/warm feeling of the solid and untreated wood.
Because we do not carry stocks, all the tubs are order-made to match your sizes/needs. They can be rectangular, round, oval, and with numberless options such as internal seats, overflow sockets, slanted backs etc.

(japanese only)

Since 1999, iacopo developed these original tiles with the collaboration of a traditional ceramics atelier in central Italy.
After hearing your requirements and taste, we prepare a drawing, and once approved it is handmade in the atelier in Italy.
Main products include nameplates, signs, pictograms, murals, and ceramic art panels.

(japanese only)

It all started when a client asked iacopo if he could help import furniture from Italy. Conscious of his role as a “bridge” between japan and Italy he started importing Italian furniture under the formula “import proxy”. As there is no stock involved, the risk and cost are minimized.
On the other hand, the client can fully customize their order by choosing textiles, finishings etc.
iacopo has a commercial relationship with Silik, Asnaghi, Fratelli Origgi, Fratelli Radice, and many others.


(japanese only)

This space in Kobe-Kitano wants to act as a bridge between you and your dreams and between you and other people.
Ponte is just a tool but it may become an essential key to your success.
Ponte is also a place where end-users (BtoB and BtoC) can meet architects and construction-related companies (builders, real estate companies) to receive information and support. The final scope is to change the way the housing market functions in Japan.

(english & japanese)

In 2012 iacopo experienced a trouble that risked jeopardizing his company and felt that if he could obtain advice and ideas from other entrepreneurs he could have avoided most of the mistakes and consequences.
After coming out of the crisis, he realized that
in Japan there are no “mastermind groups” to so he decided to start one,
We meet once a month in Kobe.
The concept is: “we care for your success, not for your feelings”. The Kobe Mastermind group is a place for honest and blunt brainstorming.