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AMILIE vol.3

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EDGE 11月号

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Kihaku (Jun) Tsutsui

Kihaku (Jun) Tsutsui
First Class Architect License No. 306743

  • 1972: Born in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • 1995: Graduated from the Department of Oceanic Architecture and Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
  • 1995: Employed at Kazuhiro Ishii Architects and Associates
  • 1998: Employed at Satoshi Hirano Planning Studio
  • 2002: Established Kihaku Tsutsui Topos Studio
  • Member of the Architectural Institute of Japan
  • Member of Japan Institute of Architects
  • First Class Registered Architect Office, Tokyo Governor Registration No. 48595
  • Part-time Lecturer, Department of Oceanic Architecture and Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University

As an architect, I believe an element of inevitability exists in any particular space. For this reason, in design, it is critical to be sensitive to the genius loci, or inherent characteristics, of the land.
When building a house in the city center, environments that stimulate the senses are rare. Oftentimes, because of the dense housing conditions and lack of aesthetic quality of the environment itself, it can be difficult to apply contextual elements to the design. Even under such circumstances, I believe the key lies in the ability to discover the subtle hints of the identity of ‘place.’ In the case of residential architecture, inhabitants may live in the same place for 40 to 50 years. This necessitates an architecture that will age well with the inhabitants and the surrounding townscape. Just as it would look unnatural for an 80-year-old to be completely wrinkle-free thanks to extensive plastic surgery, houses cannot be preserved in their pristine states. I aim to create houses that age beautifully, recalling the endearing wrinkles on the smiling faces of our grandfathers and grandmothers.

401 Kugayama Building,4-1-9 Kugayama, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0082, Japan

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