Empowering Architectural Uniqueness Globally

Embark on Your Architectural Journey with ArchiCulture Design

Immerse yourself in a world where architectural excellence intertwines traditional beauty with contemporary vision. ArchiCulture Design is an architectural studio dedicated to crafting captivating spaces that celebrate cultural heritage, embrace the essence of place, and ignite a sense of wonder. With a profound appreciation for Machiya, Kyoto, and the architectural treasures of different cultures, we invite you to embark on a journey that transcends time and immerses you in the splendor of architectural artistry

A Journey of Two Passions

ArchiCulture Design’s story whispers of two entwined passions: Vui Choong, founder and architect, and the captivating allure of authentic Japanese architecture. After nearly 20 years navigating the design landscape across Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and Mainland China, Vui’s heart finally settled in Kyoto, a city where every corner vibrates with history and cultural treasures. His expertise in crafting functional and innovative spaces merged with a newfound admiration for traditional Japanese design principles, birthing ArchiCulture Design.

Bridging Dreams and Heritage

Building in Japan presents its own unique tapestry of challenges, especially for non-resident foreigners. ArchiCulture Design recognizes this, and aims to be your bridge to realizing your architectural dreams within the context of Japan’s rich heritage. We understand the intricacies of navigating legal complexities, cultural nuances, and finding properties that resonate with your vision.

Our Values, Your Foundation

Cultural empathy guides our every step. We immerse ourselves in local traditions and vernacular styles, ensuring your project seamlessly blends with the surrounding landscape and community. Collaboration is our cornerstone. We believe in creating design journeys alongside you, where your dreams and insights shape every decision. Sustainability is woven into our DNA. We are committed to responsible practices that respect the environment and preserve the cultural landscape for generations to come.

The ArchiCulture Difference

In a world homogenized by trends, ArchiCulture Design stands apart. We champion the distinct voice of Japanese architecture, not by replicating the past, but by reimagining it for contemporary living. We are meticulous Architects, ensuring smooth execution and exceptional quality. Most importantly, we offer a personalized experience, where your individual aspirations are at the heart of everything we do.

ArchiCulture Design is more than just an architecture practice; it’s a gateway to authentic Japanese architecture, a bridge between your vision and a meticulously crafted space that whispers the stories of place and culture. Come, embark on this journey with us, and let’s weave your architectural dreams into the tapestry of Japan.


Disclaimer: The projects acknowledged by the NZIA and RAIA Awards were collaborative efforts conducted during my tenure with diverse architecture firms. Conversely, the AIM and ADesign Awards were acknowledgments received individually, recognizing personal accomplishments.


Vui Choong


  • Born in Malaysia, educated in Malaysia and New Zealand
  • Worked in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China prior to Japan
  • 1999 Bachlor of Arts (Japanese), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 
  • 2004 Bachelor of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2008 Master of Urban Design (Honours), the University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Registered Architect VIC & NSW, Australia
  • APEC Architect Australia
  • International Chapter Councillor, Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)

Robert Jhonson

ceo / architect


Aida Betul

Main Contractor


Rebecca Wales



Jasmin Dorothy

product designer

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Partners and Collaborators

atelier BORONSKI is a bilingual design office based in Kyoto and directed by a New Zealand born architect, Peter Boronaski, educated in both New Zealand and Japan.  With over 20 years of professional experience and built projects in four different countries atelier BORONSKI is well established, diverse and has accumlated significant depth.

International Property Advisor Pte Ltd (IPA), headed by Mr. Ku Swee Yong, provides a holistic global real estate solution for clients by bridging the gap between financial and real estate professionals. IPA manages real estate portfolios of several High-Net-Worth clients; ranging from estate planning, wealth creation, to investment diversification.
Metagram Studio is a multi-discipline interior design and architectural design practice based in Hong Kong and founded by Australian Architect John Chow in 2017. The practice’s vision is to create delightful spatial experiences, whilst forming trusted, lasting and value-adding relationships with our clients and collaborators.

Headed by Matthew Frantz and Andrew Slater, Frantz Slater Design Collective is an Interdiciplanary Design Firm specializing in Resort Design, Land Planning and Masterplanning with offices in Sapporo, Niseko, London and Madrid.

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We are open to collaborations and discussions on any project idea. Feel free to contact us

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