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Japanese-American, born in Seattle, raised in California, educated in Rome and on the East Coast, and now practicing in Tokyo – a crown jewel in the empire of signs. With passion for history, design, and culture, I studied Architecture at Cornell and Harvard.
bureau0-1 is a practice for architecture, urban design and speculative projections based in Tokyo and New York.
Currently, an adjunct assistant professor at Keio University for architecture and urban design. I like to write from time to time.
bureau0-1 is finally leaving its nest and moving into to a new, proper office location. I hope to establish this place in order to expand the practice, and also, as a platform for research, networking, and cultural production. "The Platform" is the name of our space based on this motivation... continue reading (0, 1 image)
4 July 2016
"VACUUM: FROM BENTO TO THE UNIVERSE" is an exhibition on display in Bldg S. at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo.
bureau0-1 designed the exhibition space and partook in the curation.
Entrance is free.
Duration: 2016/7/13 (wed)〜7/23(Sat)
more images: http://www.bureau0-1.com/vbu/
27 March 2016
While architects’ core motivations and intentions may lie elsewhere, facades are inescapably the most visible part of architecture. A facade may reveal, project, camouflage, and even intensify various internal spatialities. The project explores the effects of facades when resized to clad the smallest architectural module; that is, of a human... continue reading (0, 1 image)
27 March 2016
A proposal for an observatory on Yashima Peninsula overlooking the Seto Inner Sea. Simultaneously, a platform to experience the beautiful panorama, and a new landmark for the genius locus that is historical and rich in geomorphological qualities. The strategy was to create a combined approach towards architecture, structure, public space... continue reading (1, 1 image)