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October 11 (Wed.)


Talk Session

200-person capacity

"Architecture and Natural Energy"

Oyakawa Tomoyuki INFINI CO.,LTD CEO
Kita Toshiyuki Design Producer

Born in 1974 in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture. Oyakawa has worked for various projects since he was a teenager. He began participating in a silicon business for a recycling project (a raw material for solar cell modules), and established his own brand “Japan Solar” after accumulating experiences in trading with foreign companies. Based on a philosophy of “Link with the future: executing things that lead to the future”, he progressively expanded his businesses, such as the electricity retail business “Japan Electric Power”, and the biomass/biogas power generation business “Japan Bio”. Overseas subsidiaries are established in the U.S. and the Philippines. The company is growing as a general energy company, focusing on renewable energies. In July 2017, the largest crystal-type solar cell module manufacturing plant in Japan was opened in Naraha Town in Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture.

Began designing in Japan and Milano from 1969. Since then, Kita has designed many best-seller products from European and Japanese manufacturers world-wide. Many of his works are selected for permanent collections in world famous museums such as The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), etc. He is also very active in revitalizing and promoting local Japanese traditional crafts and industries as well. Producer of the international trade fair for home and lifestyle renovation “Living & Design” and a proponent of Japanese lifestyle renovation, the “RENOVETTA” project. Professor of The Osaka University of Arts. He was awarded the prize “ADI carrier internazionale of Compasso d’Oro” of Italy in 2011. In 2016, he served as The International Jury of Compasso d’Oro, Italy. His recent publications include “Power of Design”, “Local Industry + Design”, “Venture for Design”, and many more.

13:00~14:00/Free of Charge

200-person capacity

"What Youth seeks. What Youth brings."

Kohki Hiranuma Architect/Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates Co., Ltd Representative

Akinori Sakai studio[42]

Born in Osaka (Japan), in 1971. Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates was established in ‘99, after attending AA School in London. His representative works include “The University of Tokyo Space Lab” - an environmental architecture developed using sustainable timber (from thinning) that was set inside the Komaba Campus of The University of Tokyo, and "D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT" - a conversion project to explore the way how to sustain long life design / recycle store through creating a new value on the architecture that exist in the area. He has received many awards, such as Grand Design International Architecture Award (England), German Design Award (Germany), Innovative Architecture International Building Award (Italy), and Wood Architecture Award (North America). He held his own exhibition in National Museum of Art, Osaka (Japan), and His participation was remarkable in Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition held last year. Currently, He teaches at Osaka University, at the same time He leads a Non-Profit Organization / Art & Architect Festa (NPO/AAF).

Born in 1981. After earning credits for a Doctoral Degree, he quit the Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School in 2014. He established “studio[42]” during his Doctoral coursework. Receiving the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM, he studied abroad at the Stuttgart Academy of Art, Department of Architecture from 2005 to 2006. He currently runs “studio[42]” and co-owns “bask design”.

Born in 1985 in Yamanashi Prefecture, Maeshima graduated from Musashi Institute of Technology (today’s Tokyo City University) in 2008, and obtained his Master’s Degree there in 2010. After working at TORAFU ARCHITECTS in 2011, and at Shinichi Ogawa & Associates from 2012 to 2016, he initiated his own independent design works. His works received the Toyo Ito Prize at the Under 35 Architects Exhibition 2016 and the award for excellence at the Under 35 Glass Architecture Competition 2016. Representative works include “Warehouse in a Vegetable Garden”, “Backyard House (renovation of an old private house)", and “SONY SQUARE SHIBUYA PROJECT (sakumaeshima)”. His current activity base is in Tokyo. Ongoing projects include “House of the O Family”, “Exhibition in Tottori”, and “Renovation Plan for J Clinic”.


200-person capacity

"Branding of "Modern Living""

What is true user-friendliness?

Yuka Shimoda MODERNLIVING Publisher

User-friendliness and branding. They are intimately related although they may seem the opposite things at the first sight.
I was the chief editor of “Modern Living” for 13 years from 2003 to 2016 and there were many ups and downs. Modern Living has become a leading magazine of the genre because it made a success in “branding”, which is now most necessary for both individuals and companies. I will talk the relationships between housings and interior and what I consider of “branding”.

In the former Fujin Gaho Co. (today’s Hearst Fujingaho Co., Ltd.), Shimoda worked in the editorial departments for books and the magazine “Vingtaine”, and then became the chief editor of the magazine “Modern Living” from 2003 to March 2016. Since April 2016, she has supervised the entire brand of “Modern Living” as a publisher. First published in 1951, "Modern Living" has been proposing beautiful Japanese lifestyles for 66 years as a luxurious housing magazine. Shimoda also enjoys everyday life based on her philosophy that “living is an everyday project”, and transmits her ideas through SNS, seminars, and lectures. She is the author of “Comfortable Life: 109 Small Interior Ideas” (by Yuika Shimoda, Kodansha Ltd.). Comfortable Life: 109 Small Interior Ideas”, Yuika Shimoda, Book, Retailer, Amazon.

October 12 (Thu.)


200-person capacity

"Archaelogy of the Future"


Born in Tokyo in 1979. Architect. He is leading ATELIER TSUYOSHI TANE ARCHITECTS, based in Paris, France. His representative works include “Estonia National Museum”, “A House for OISO”, “Toraya Paris”, and “LIGHT is TIME”. His work “Ancient Tomb Stadium” received much attention when it was listed as a finalist in the International Design Competition in 2012 for the schematic design of the New National Stadium Japan. He has received many awards including the “Nouveaux Albums des Jeunes Architectes” by the French Ministry of Culture, AFEX Grand Prix 2016 (Grand prize for French Architects in the world), the best young architect prize by France Academie d'Architecture, and the New Face Award from the Ministry of Education in the 67th Art Encouragement Prizes. He has taught at GSAPP, Columbia University since 2012.


200-person capacity

"Japanese and North American Modern Hotel Design Introducing the Conrad Osaka"

Brent Comber designer / sculptor
Yukio Hashimoto Interior designer

Brent Comber is principal designer for Brent Comber Originals inc. an art and design studio that creates sculpted objects, functional pieces and design environments across the globe.

Mr. Hashimoto was born in Aichi Prefecture in 1962.
In 1986, he graduated from Aichi University of the Arts with a degree in design.
After working at SUPER POTATO CO., LTD., he established his own business in 1996. Currently, he works as a professor at Tokyo Polytechnic University and part-time lecturer at Aichi University of the Arts.
His major works include Zasoya (Aoyama, Tokyo), BEAMS HOUSE (Marunoichi,Tokyo), Mitsuo Aida Museum (Tokyo), The Peninsula Tokyo (Hibiya, Tokyo), Billboard Live Tokyo (Tokyo Midtown), Silks Palace (Taipei), Hilton Niseko Village (Niseko, Hokkaido), CHIKUSENSO Mt. Zao Onsen Resort & Spa(Zao, Miyagi), Happo-en Hakuho-kan (Shirokane, Tokyo), SUPER CRAFT TREE(Tokyo Sky Tree 4th floor), InterContinental Osaka (Osaka), ROZILLA(Shin-sanda), Tokyu Harvest Club Kyoto Takagamine & VIALA (Kyoto).
LED to Magewappa – Shinka Suru Dento Dezain (LED and Bentwood Containers – Evolving Traditional Designs), published by Rokuyosha, Inc. in December 2013.
Nashop Lighting Design Contest Best Award, JCD Best Award, 9th Space Design Competition Silver Award, Japan Copper Development Association Award, 16th Takashimaya Art Award, DFA gold award 2010, IES Illumination Award of Distinction in 2011 etc.

October 13 (Fri.)


200-person capacity

"beyond architecture"

Takaharu Tezuka Architect/President of TEZUKA ARCHITECTS/Professor of Tokyo City University
Yui Tezuka Architect/President of TEZUKA ARCHITECTS

Takaharu Tezuka
1964 Born in Tokyo, Japan
1987 B. Arch., Musashi Institute of Technology
1990 M. Arch., University of Pennsylvania
1990-1994 Richard Rogers Partnership Ltd.
1994 Founded Tezuka Architects with Yui Tezuka
2009- Professor, Tokyo City University

Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan for Design (2008, Fuji Kindergarten)
Japan Institute of Architects Award (2008, Fuji Kindergarten) (2015, Sora no Mori Clinic)
Good Design Gold Prize (1997, Soejima Hospital) (2013, Asahi Kindergarten)
Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2017

"Takaharu + Yui Tezuka Architecture Catalogue 1-3" TOTO Publishing
"Tezuka Architects: The Yellow Book" Edited by Thomas Sherman & Greg Logan, Jovis, 2016

Yui Tezuka
1969 Born in Kanagawa, Japan
1992 B. Arch., Musashi Institute of Technology
1992-1993 The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
1994 Founded Tezuka Architects with Yui Tezuka

Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan for Design (2008, Fuji Kindergarten)
Japan Institute of Architects Award (2008, Fuji Kindergarten) (2015, Sora no Mori Clinic)
Good Design Gold Prize (1997, Soejima Hospital) (2013, Asahi Kindergarten)
Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2017

"Takaharu + Yui Tezuka Architecture Catalogue 1-3" TOTO Publishing
"Tezuka Architects: The Yellow Book" Edited by Thomas Sherman & Greg Logan, Jovis, 2016


200-person capacity

"Space for resort"

Rie Azuma Architect/Azuma Architects & Associates

1959 Born in Osaka
1982 Graduated from Japan Women’s University
1984 Completed the School of Architecture at Tokyo University
1986 Completed the Graduate School of Architecture at Cornell University
(1988 Master of Architecture)
1986 Established Azuma Architects & Associates

2014 KIKKOSHIN(Residence), Tokyo
2015 HOSHINOYA FUJI, Yamanashi
SEAPAL-PIER ONAGAWA(Restaurant & Shop), Miyagi
    SEAPAL-PIER ONAGAWA HAMA TERRACE(Restaurant & Shop), Miyagi