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Atelier Sube is driven by a consistent philosophical approach under the direction of two principals, Hiroyuki and Ayako Sube. They are leading the Architecture and Interior design teams respectively, with their diverse experience and profound insights in many areas. As a result, it aims to create precisely detailed buildings and interiors that are intimately connected to context and function.


The work of Atelier Sube is based upon a solid foundation of design excellence, budget and program control, proficient project management and the achievement of the best value and architectural quality. The two principals are actively involved in the design and supervision of each project from the initial concept stage, through planning, construction and completion.


We believe that high-quality design results from the continuity of the design process and intensive dialogue. Dialogue with the client, consultants, contractors and end-users. We work closely together to ensure the best results are achieved through a synthesis of concept, beauty and functional integration.


Architecture principal

Hiroyuki Sube BEng(Japan), MArch(U.K.)


2019-       Associate Professor at University of Malaya 

2017-19   Lecturer at University of Malaya 

2014-16   DP architects - Associate Director (Malaysia)

2006-14  Foster + Partners - Associate (UK)

2005-6    Ateliers John Nouvel (France)

2005        Master awarded at The Bartlett School of Architecture, 
                  University College London (UK)

2003-4    Kajima Europe (UK)

1999         Bachelor awarded at Tokyo University of Science (Japan)


 Over the past seventeen years, Hiroyuki has worked in an international architectural industry by delivering award-winning architectural projects and has developed a broad range of architectural design skills and marketing research experience, mainly across Europe and Asia-Pacific. 


The majority of his experience was acquired within an internationally acknowledged company Foster + Partner - led by Lord Norman Foster - for nearly a decade, including a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative development in a range of Mixed-use schemes, Luxury residential high-rises, Luxury residential interior fit-out, Office high-rises and Transportation hubs.


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Interior principal

Ayako Sube BA(U.K.)



2011-14  Denniston (Malaysia) 

2005-11 George Spenser design (UK)

2004      Bachelor of art awarded

                at Kent University of Art & Design (UK)


Her 10 years of experience in the high-end hospitality industry includes 5-6 star hotels in resort places and luxury residential for celebrities, mainly in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. 


Her practical work is unified and characterized by meticulous attention to the concept and details of every project, and a relentless focus on refining the design ideas to arrive at a solution which is architecturally, socially, and intellectually coherent. The collaborative aspect of committing to architecture is at the heart of every single project from inception to completion.


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