Principal, aat + makoto yokomizo, arctitects inc., Tokyo and Principal, Kumiko Unui, Tokyo
Makoto Yokomizo, a lecturer at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, worked for Toyo Ito Associates from 1988-2001 before establishing aat makoto yokomizo, architect Inc. in 2001. The work of Makoto Yokomizo has been published internationally and received numerous awards in Japan, including 2002 First Prize at the International Design Competition for the new Tomihiro Museum, 2003 Good Design Award, 2003 Canadian Green Design Award and First Prize at the Jutakukenchiku-sho 2005 by the Tokyo Society of Architects and Building Engineers. Some of his key projects located in Japan include Fun House, MEM Apartments and Tomihiro Museum in Azuma, Gunma.
Kumiko Inui, worked for Jun Aoki for four years, before establishing her studio Kumiko Inui in Tokyo in 2000. Some of key projects include Komatsu Clinique in Osaka, Louis Vuitton Taipei Building in Taipei, Taiwan and Louis Vuitton Osaka Hilton in Osaka, JLHM House in Tokyo and Hiroo Apartment in Tokyo.
About Lecture Series: 'DOUBLE EDGE'
Japan and Los Angeles form the eastern and western edges of the world, and diverse cultures and technological advances have flowed to and accumulated at these edges. This series will connect those edges to create a new center for the world and a platform for projecting the future of technology, culture and design around the globe.
Sponsor(s): UCLA School of Arts and Architecture
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