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Kidosaki Architects

2nd Jan 2015

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This stimulating practice infuses modern and traditional Japanese aesthetic notions into starkly contemporary buildings. Established in 2000, Kidosaki Architects Studio is based in Tokyo, and is one of the only firms to have a project go viral. Its design for the Yatsugatake Flying House, a spectacular mountainside structure, has filled architecture and design web pages and print magazines alike. The house is situated near the city of Nagano in Japan, and serves as a lavish mountain retreat. “When I visited the site, my first impression was that this untapped and expansive nature must be embraced into the interior to the greatest extent possible,” explained studio founder Hirotaka Kidosaki.

Kidosaki learnt his trade at Nichon and Sheffield universities. From 1979 to 1993, he was vice president at legendary practice Kenzo Tange Associates, then joined Architect 5 Partnership before setting up his own practice. The rest, as they say, is…


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