The Japan Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2016 : Biographies(Exhibitors,Venue Design)

Biographies(Exhibitors,Venue Design)

Exhibitors

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Mio Tsuneyama

Born in in 1983 Kanagawa Prefecture, Mio Tsuneyama graduated from Tokyo University of Science (TUS) in 2005. She did an internship at Bonhôte Zapata Architectes Genève, Switzerland from 2005 to 2006. From 2006 to 2008, she was given Swiss International Student Bourse and completed a graduate course in architecture at École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, Switzerland in 2008. After working at HHF Architects Basel, Switzerland, she established Studio mnm in 2012. She worked as an assistant at TUS from 2013 and became an assistant professor in 2015. She also started teaching at Musashino Art University as a part-time lecturer in 2014.

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Osamu Nishida+Erika Nakagawa

Osamu Nishida

Osamu Nishida was born in 1976 in Kanagawa Prefecture. He graduated from Yokohama National University in 1999. In 2002, he established the architecture firm Speed Studio. From 2002 to 2007 he worked as a graduate assistant at Tokyo Metropolitan University Graduate School, and he established ondesign in 2004. He worked as an assistant at Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture (Y-GSA) from 2005 to 2009 and works as a part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of Science from 2013 to 2016.

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Erika Nakagawa

Erika Nakagawa was born in 1983 in Tokyo. She graduated from Yokohama National University in 2005 and obtained her master’s degree from Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2007. She worked at ondesign between 2007 and 2014. In 2014, she established erika nakagawa office. She worked as part-time lecturer at Yokohama National University in 2012, and currently works as a design assistant at Y-GSA from 2014 to 2016. She starts teaching at Tokyo University of the Arts as a part-time lecturer in 2016.

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Naruse Inokuma Architects

Jun Inokuma

Born in 1977 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Jun Inokuma earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Tokyo in 2004. He worked at Chiba Manabu Architects until 2006, and established Naruse Inokuma Architects with Yuri Naruse in 2007. He became an assistant professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University in 2008.

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Yuri Naruse

Yuri Naruse was born in 1979 in Aichi Prefecture. In 2007, she completed her doctoral program in architecture at the University of Tokyo and established Naruse Inokuma Architects with Jun Inokuma. She became a project research associate at the graduate school of the University of Tokyo in 2009 and a research associate at the same school in 2010.

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Naka Architects’ Studio

Toshiharu Naka

Toshiharu Naka was born in 1976 in Kyoto Prefecture. After graduating from the Department of Architecture at the University of Tokyo in 1999, he earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Tokyo in 2001. He worked at Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop from 2001 to 2008, and established Naka Architects’ Studio in 2009. Then he worked as a design assistant at Y-GSA from 2009 to 2011.
He also worked as a part-time professor at Tokyo City University from 2011 to 2014, Yokohama National University from 2013 to the present, and Meiji University from 2014 to the present and currently works as a part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo.

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Yuri Uno

Yuri Uno was born in 1976 in Tokyo. After graduating from the Department of Architecture at the University of Tokyo in 1999, she earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Tokyo in 2001. She worked at Nihon Sekkei from 2001 to 2013 and became a co-president at Naka Architects’ Studio in 2013.

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Nousaku Architects

Fuminori Nousaku

Born in 1982 in Toyama Prefecture, Fuminori Nousaku graduated from the Department of Architecture and Building Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2005. He then earned a master’s degree from the same institute in 2007. After working at Njiric+Arhitekti in 2008, he became a research associate at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2010. He established Fuminori Nousaku Architects in 2010 and obtained a doctorate in architecture from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2012. In the same year, he became an assistant professor at the same institute.

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Junpei Nousaku

Junpei Nousaku was born in 1983 in Toyama Prefecture. He graduated from the Department of Architecture at the Musashi Institute of Technology (now Tokyo City University) in 2006. After working at Go Hasegawa & Associates from 2006 to 2010, he established Junpei Nousaku Architects in 2010.

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miCo.

Mizuki Imamura

Mizuki Imamura was born in 1975 in Kanagawa Prefecture and graduated from the Department of Architecture at Meiji University in 1999. After working at SANAA from 2001 to 2008, she established miCo. in 2008. She currently works as a part-time lecturer at Joshibi University of Art and Design, Nippon Institute of Technology, Meiji University, TUS, and Nihon University.

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Isao Shinohara

Isao Shinohara was born in 1977 in Aichi Prefecture. He obtained his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Media and Governance of Keio University in 2003. While working at SANAA from 2003 to 2012, he established miCo. in 2008. He currently works as a part-time professor at Joshibi University of Art and Design.

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Levi Architecture

Jun Nakagawa

Jun Nakagawa was born in 1976 in Kanagawa Prefecture. After graduating from the Department of Architecture at Waseda University in 2003, he worked at the Kazuhiko Namba + Kai Workshop until 2006. He established Levi Architecture in 2006 and became a researcher at Research Institute for Science and Engineering Waseda University in 2013. In the following year, he joined the Shin-ichi Tanabe Laboratory at Waseda University. He currently works as a part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Metropolitan University.

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Shingo Masuda+Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects

Shingo Masuda

Shingo Masuda was born in 1982 in Tokyo and graduated from Musashino Art University in 2007. He established Shingo Masuda+Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects with Katsuhisa Otsubo in 2007. He started working as a part-time lecturer at Musashino Art University in 2010. He also serves as a visiting critic at Cornell University in 2015

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Katsuhisa Otsubo

Born in 1983 in Saitama Prefecture, Katsuhisa Otsubo graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2007. He established Shingo Masuda+Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects with Shingo Masuda in 2007.

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Koji Aoki Architects

Koji Aoki

Koji Aoki was born in 1976 in Hokkaido. After graduating from the Department of Architecture and Building Engineering at Hokkai Gakuen University in 2001, he earned a master’s degree from Muroran Institute of Technology in 2003. He worked at Sou Fujimoto Architects between 2003 and 2011, and then he established Koji Aoki Architects in 2011. He has worked as a part-time lecturer at Musashino Art University in 2012, Tokyo Zokei University in 2013, Tokyo University of Science from 2013 to 2015, and the University of Tokyo in 2015.

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Toru Yada

Toru Yada was born in 1985 in Oita Prefecture. After graduating from the Department of Architecture and Building Science at Yokohama National University in 2008, he obtained a master’s degree from momoyo kaijima lab. of University of Tsukuba in 2011. He established 403architecture [dajiba] in 2011. He currently works as a part-time lecturer at University of Tsukuba.

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Takuma Tsuji

Takuma Tsuji was born in 1986 in Shizuoka Prefecture. After graduating from the Department of Architecture and Building Science at Yokohama National University in 2008, he obtained a master’s degree from Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture in 2010. He then worked at Urban Nouveau* in 2010. In 2011, he started the Untenor media project and established 403architecture [dajiba]. He currently works as a part-time lecturer at Osaka City University and University of Shiga Prefecture.

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Takeshi Hashimoto

Born in 1984 in Hyogo Prefecture, Takeshi Hashimoto graduated from the architecture department at National Institute of Technology, Akashi College in 2005. After graduated from the Department of Engineering at Yokohama National University in 2008, he obtained a master’s degree from Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture in 2010. In 2011, he established 403architecture [dajiba]. He currently works as a part-time lecturer at Meijo University and University of Tsukuba.

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BUS

Satoru Ito

Satoru Ito was born in 1976 in Tokyo. After graduating from the Department of Engineering at Yokohama National University in 2000, he earned his master’s degree in 2002. He worked at aat+Makoto Yokomizo Architects from 2002 to 2006 and then established Satoru Ito Architects and Associates in 2007.

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Kosuke Bando

Kosuke Bando was born in 1979 in Tokushima Prefecture. After graduating from the Department of Architecture at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2002, he worked at Schemata Architecture until 2004. In 2008, he obtained his master’s degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Then he worked at Architects Teehouse in 2009 and established Kosuke Bando Architects in 2010. In 2010, he also established BUS. He worked as a teaching assistant at Tokyo University of the Arts from 2010 to 2013, and at aat+Makoto Yokomizo Architects in 2013. He currently works at Kyoto City University of Arts as a lecturer.

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Issei Suma

Issei Suma was born in 1976 in Tokyo. After graduating from the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies at Keio University in 1999, he obtained his master’s degree from Columbia University in 2002. He worked at the Rockwell Group from 2004 to 2007 and at Voorsanger Architects from 2007 to 2010. He established SUMA in 2011.

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dot architects

Toshikatsu Ienari

Toshikatsu Ienari was born in 1974 in Hyogo Prefecture. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Kansai University in 1998 and from the Osaka College of Technology in 2000. In 2014, he established dot architects. He currently works as an associate professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, and a part-time lecturer at Osaka College of Technology

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Takeshi Shakushiro

Born in 1974 in Hyogo Prefecture, Takeshi Shakushiro graduated from the Department of Environmental Design at Kobe Design University in 1997. He worked at Rikuo Kitamura + Zoom Atelier & Design, and Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates before establishing dot architects in 2004. He currently works as a specially appointed lecturer at Osaka College of Technology and part-time lecturer at Kobe Design University.

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Wataru Doi

Wataru Doi was born in 1987 in Kanagawa Prefecture and earned a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Media and Governance of Keio University in 2013. After working at Studio Mumbai Architects, he Joined dot architects in 2014.

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Venue Design

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Chie Konno

Chie Konno was born in 1981 in Kanagawa Prefecture. After graduating from the Department of Architecture at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2005, she attended at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology as a scholarship student from 2005 to 2006. In 2011, she earned a doctorate in engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology and started working at Kobe Design University as a graduate assistant. She also established KONNO in the same year. She became an assistant professor at Nippon Institute of Technology in 2013, and established teco in 2015.

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Rie Allison

Rie Allison was born in 1982 in Miyazaki Prefecture. After graduating from the Department of Architecture at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2005, she completed a doctoral program without degree at the same university in 2011. She has worked at Root A from 2011 to 2014 and at Atelier and I Kazunari Sakamoto Architectural Laboratory from 2014 to 2015. She established teco in 2015.

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