Exhibiting Architects & Designers
ATELIER BOW-WOW×DACHSHUND SMOOTH
Atelier Bow-Wow is a Tokyo-based firm founded in 1992 byYoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima. The practice hasdesigned and built houses as well as public and commercialbuildings in Tokyo, Europe, and the USA. Its urban researchstudies led to the experimental project "micro-public-space", a newconcept of public space, which has been exhibited around theworld.
Architect. Born in 1941. Graduating from the University of TokyoDepartment of Architecture in 1965. His main works include SendaiMediatheque, Tama Art University Library (Hachioji campus), etc.He was awarded the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize, GoldenLion at the Venice Biennale, Royal Gold Medal from The RoyalInstitute of British Architects, The Pritzker Architecture Prize, etc.
MVRDV was set up in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 1993 by WinyMaas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries. In closecollaboration, the three principal architect directors producedesigns and studies in the fields of architecture, urbanism, andlandscape design.
Architect, Professor at the University of Tokyo. Born in 1954.Recent works include FRAC Marseilles, Besançon Art Center,Kabuki Theare, Nagaoka City Hall, Asakusa Culture and TourismCenter, Nezu Museum, and Suntory Museum. New projects areunderway both in Japan and abroad. His latest writings include:Chisana Kenchiku and Kenchikuka, Hashiru.
KONSTANTIN GRCIC×TOY POODLE
Konstantin Grcic, born 1965, was trained as a cabinetmaker at theJohn Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood (Dorset, England)before studying design at the Royal College of Art in London. Heestablished his own office, Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design(KGID) in Munich in 1991. Since then he has developed furniture,products, and lighting for some of the leading companies in thedesign field.
KAZUYO SEJIMA×BICHON FRISE
Architect. Kazuyo Sejima studied architecture at the JapanWomen’s University before going to work for Toyo Ito. Shelaunched her own practice in 1987. In 1995, she establishedSANAA with Ryue Nishizawa. Her own works include, House in aPlum Grove, Inujima Art House Project. SANAA’s main worksinclude: the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art inKanazawa, the EPFL Rolex Learning Center, and the Louvre-Lens.
TORAFU ARCHITECTS×JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
Founded in 2004 by Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro, TorafuArchitects employs a working approach based on architecturalthinking. Works by the duo include a diverse range of productsfrom architectural design to interior design for shops, exhibitionspace design, product design, spatial installations, and filmmaking.
Architect, Professor emeritus, University of Tokyo. Born in 1950 inKanagawa, Japan. Received M.Arch from Graduate School ofWaseda University. After working as chief architect at thearchitectural office of Fernand Higueras(Madrid, Spain,1976-1978), and as staff at Kikutake Architects (Tokyo, Japan,1979-1981), he established Naito Architect&Associates in 1981.
Architect. Shigeru Ban, who was born in Tokyo in 1957, attendedthe Southern California Institute of Architecture and graduated fromthe Cooper Union School of Architecture in 1984. In 1985, heestablished Shigeru Ban Architects, a private practice in Tokyo. In1995, He started working as a consultant for the United NationsHigh Commissioner for Refugees and at the same time establishedan NGO, Voluntary Architects' Network(VAN). Renowned for hisworks such as Nicolas G. Hayek Center and CentrePompidou-Metz, he is today based in his three offices in Tokyo,Paris, and New York.
SOU FUJIMOTO×BOSTON TERRIER
Architect. Born in Hokkaido in 1971. After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he established Sou Fujimoto Architects in2000. "Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion 2013" is his latestwork. In 2012, the Japan Pavilion in La Biennale di Venezia, inwhich Fujimoto also participated, was awarded the Golden Lion.
Reiser ┼ Umemoto RUR Architecture PC is an internationallyrecognized multidisciplinary architectural design firm that has builtprojects at a wide range of scales: from furniture, residential, andcommercial structures, up to landscape, urban, and infrastructuredesign. The firm provides a full scope of involvements with therelationship of architecture, structure, and landscape, approachingeach project as the continuation of an ongoing inquiry, delving intorelationships among architecture, territory, and infrastructure.
HARA DESIGN INSTITUTE×JAPANESE TERRIER
The Hara Design Institute, founded in 1991, is a design sectionwithin the Nippon Design Center that is supervised by Kenya Hara.Its specialty is communication design. It is involved in multipleprojects that delve into the actual issues of the day from thestandpoint of design.
KENYA HARA×TEACUP POODLE
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