20 Klein Dytham architecture
2009 4.8-2009 6.6
Japanese
  Last Updated Dec, 2008
Klein Dytham architecture

Klein Dytham architecture (KDa) is a multi-disciplinary design practice active in the design of architecture, interiors, and public spaces and installations. Established by Royal College of Art graduates Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein in Tokyo at the dawn of the 90s, KDa quickly gained recognition with a series of audacious and award-winning projects. Working freely across design disciplines including architecture, interiors, temporary constructions, furniture, installations and events, KDa's output reflects the energy and freshness that Mark and Astrid find in Tokyo.

In 2003 they put together the first Pecha Kucha Night as a one-off event at their bar/gallery/event space, SuperDeluxe. A series of entertaining rapid-fire presentations in which each presenter shows 20 images up each for just 20 seconds, the Pecha Kucha format is now running in over 150 cities globally - there is now a Pecha Kucha event somewhere in the world every single day.


Main Awards and Prize
2002 Architecture Review ar+d Emerging Architecture Award
(Pika Pika Pretzel)
2003 Good Design Award (Beacon Communications Office)
  JCD Design Award (Bloomberg ICE, ORIHICA)
2004 I.D. Annual Design Review 2004, First Prize (Green Green Screen)
2005 D&AD Awards 2005 Environmental Design & Architecture (Leaf Chapel)
2006 I.D.Annual Design Review 2006, Honarable Mention (Billboard Building)
2007 Nikkei New Office Awards Japan 2007
(TBWA\HAKUHODO)

Astrid Klein

1962 born in Varese, Italy
1986 graduated with First Class Bachelor of Arts Degree in
interior design at Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, Strasbourg, France
1988 graduated with Master of Arts Degree in architecture at Royal College of Art, London
  awarded Richard Rogers travel scholarship
  worked at Toyo Ito architects & associates, Tokyo
1991 established Klein Dytham architecture, Tokyo
1997-2005 lecturer at Nihon University, College of Science and Technology
2002-3 lecturer at Keio University, Tsukuba University
2006 lecturer at University of California, Berkeley, USA

Mark Dytham

1964 born in Northamptonshire, England
1985 graduated with First Class Bachelor of Arts Degree in
  architecture at Newcastle University School of Architecture
1986 worked at Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Chicago
1988 graduated with distinction Master of Arts Degree in
  architecture at Royal College of Art, London
  worked at Skidmore Owings and Merrill, London
  won the Milton Keynes Development Corporation travel scholarship to Japan
  worked at Toyo Ito Architects & Associates, Tokyo
1991 established Klein Dytham architecture, Tokyo
1999- lecturer at Tokyo Science University
2000 received MBE (Member of the British Empire medal) from
the Queen in her New Years Honours List, for services to
British Architecture in Japan
2001-3 lecturer at Hosei University
2006 lecturer at University of California, Berkeley, USA
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