About ADF Web Magazine

ADF was established in 2009, as a nonprofit organization(NPO), with the aim of contributing to the improvement of education and culture related to design by building a wide range of networks with domestic and international organizations and citizens through the collection of various information related to design and information dissemination. To enhance our activities, ADF has launched the Web Magazine site. We hope that we can provide design trends/information and a unique and multifaceted perspective on expressions and designs around the world. Further, if you want to post your information on this site concerning design, art, and architecture, please contact from this page.

The official name of the organization is NPO Aoyama Design Forum, but for convenience, we will also use the abbreviated ADF, NPO ADF, Aoyama Design Forum, and so forth.

ADF also participates in the "Public-Private Partnership Platform for SDGs for Regional Development" established by the Cabinet Office to promote the implementation of the SDGs. The "Public-Private Partnership Platform for SDGs for Regional Development" was established in 2018 by the Cabinet Office as a platform for public-private partnerships to deepen partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, organizations, private businesses, and citizens, to promote the domestic implementation of the SDGs and lead to regional development driven by the SDGs. The platform was established in 2018 as a forum for public-private partnerships to deepen partnerships with various stakeholders, including governments, organizations, private businesses, and citizens.


ADF became a supporting member of Metaverse Japan in 2023. Metaverse Japan will serve as a hub for the broad sharing of cutting-edge information and worldviews across industry and corporate boundaries, will serve as a cornerstone for discussion of the new concept of the Metaverse, and will help to promote Japan's IP and ADF is also an organization that respects diversity and strives to create a new social power that fosters happiness to increase opportunities for people to develop their potential and play an active role in society. ADF will also contribute as a new social force that encourages happiness, respects diversity, and increases the opportunities for people to fulfill their potential and play an active role.


Aoyama Design Forum's activities

To achieve the above objectives, the ADF conducts the following types of specified nonprofit activities.

  • Activities to promote social education
  • Activities to promote academic, cultural, artistic or sports
  • Activities to stimulate economic activities
  • Activities to support the development of vocational abilities or expansion of employment opportunities
  • Liaison, advice or assistance activities relating to the management or operations of the organizations conducting the above activities

The useful information that ADF has provided:

  • The useful information that ADF has provided to all of designers and architects:
     Design News -Introduce the latest global information and design awards in the world
  • Business Information -Introduce international design and architecture-related competitions and projects
  • Education and Training
    -Provide a workshop and conference collaborated with institutions and organizations around the world
    -Support the internship opportunities for the world-famous design and architect companies
  • Job Information -Introduce the companies seeking the designers and architects

ADF Activities


ADF brouchure

For more information on ADF's activities, please see our brochure.

Information Protection Policy

ADF will comply with laws concerning the protection of personal information, policies and prescribed norms established by the government, and other guidelines, etc. ADF may acquire personal information within the necessary range of business and by lawful and fair means. However, ADF will not provide personal information to third parties without guidance by law or users' consent.

About Operating Enviroment

We are considering the website working on the browsers of each device to browse it, but when you enable Firefox's tracking prevention function, we acknowledge that some functions of this site do not work. To view the ADF web magazine site, please use the following recommended OS and browsers.

The use of Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is deprecated for ADF Web Magazine from 2021. ADF examines and tests the optimal usage environment based on technological trends, etc., and improves the website to provide visitors with a more comfortable and safe website experience. Microsoft has recommended that you use Edge instead of IE11 as the standard browser for your OS. Although IE11 will have security measures such as vulnerability support, there are no plans to add new features. Therefore, ADF will not verify IE11 in the future and does not guarantee its operation.

Recommended OS

iOS(latest version), iPadOS(latest version), Android(latest version), Mac OS X 10.14 or later, Windows 10

Recommended Browsers

  • Brave
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Vivaldi


The ADF web magazine site is now PWA (Progressive Web Application) compatible, allowing the website content to be installed as an app on mobile devices and viewed offline. To add an app, please "Add to Home Screen" from your iPhone or Android's browsers.