MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
Reception at 5:45pm / Lecture at 6:30pm

Director of Torafu Architects, Tokyo, Japan

Since founding Torafu Architects in 2004, Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro employ a working approach based on architectural thinking. Works by the duo include a diverse range of products, from architectural design to interior design for shops, exhibition space design, product design, spatial installations and filmmaking. Key works include NIKE 1Love, House in  Kohoku and airvase. Light Loom (Canon Milano Salone 2011) was awarded the Grand Prize of the Elita Design Award.

Airvase, Torafu Architects, Tokyo

Airvase book and Torafu Architects 2004-2011: Idea + Process were published in 2013 and a picture book titled Torafu’s Small City Planning was published in 2012.

Suzuno has been a lecturer at Musashino Art University, Tama Art University among other universities in Japan. Prior to founding his own studio, he worked at Coelacanth K&H and at Kerstin Thompson Architects, Melbourne. He graduated from the Department of Architecture, Science University of Tokyo and completed the Master Course of Architecture, Yokohama National University in 1998.

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