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Shigeru Ban
(坂 茂 Ban Shigeru, born 5 August 1957) is a Japanese architect, known for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims. He was profiled by Time magazine in their projection of 21st century innovators in the field of architecture and design.
In 2014, Ban was named the 37th recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigious prize in modern architecture. The Pritzker Jury cited Ban for his innovative use of material and his dedication to humanitarian efforts around the world, calling him "a committed teacher who is not only a role model for younger generation, but also an inspiration."

Kengo Kuma
(隈 研吾 Kuma Kengo?, born 1954) is a Japanese architect and professor at the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Tokyo. Frequently compared to contemporaries Shigeru Ban and Kazuyo Sejima, Kuma is also noted for his prolific writings.

Toyo Ito
(伊東 豊雄 Itō Toyoo, born 1 June 1941) is a Japanese architect known for creating conceptual architecture, in which he seeks to simultaneously express the physical and virtual worlds. He is a leading exponent of architecture that addresses the contemporary notion of a "simulated" city, and has been called "one of the world's most innovative and influential architects."
In 2013, Ito was awarded the Pritzker Prize, one of architecture's most prestigious prizes. He was a likely front-runner for the Pritzker Prize for the previous 10 years. A recent trend has seen less experienced and well-known winners, for example Chinese architect Wang Shu in 2012, and the award to Toyo Ito is seen as recognition of a lifetime's achievement in architecture.

Go Hasegawa
1977 Born in Saitama, Japan
2002 Completed the Master Course, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2002- Joined Taira Nishizawa Architects (-2004)
2005 Established Go Hasegawa and Associates
2009- Lecturer at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Hosei University (-2011)
2012- Visiting Professor at Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio, Switzerland (-2014)
2014 Visiting Professor at Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway
2015 PhD in Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2016 Visiting Professor at University of California, Los Angeles, USA
2016 Visiting Professor of MIAW2016 at Politecnico di Milano, Italy

2006 House in a Forest, Nagano, Japan
2006 House in Sakuradai, Mie, Japan
2006 House in Gotanda, Tokyo, Japan
2009 House in Komae, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Apartment in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Pilotis in a Forest, Gunma, Japan
2010 Townhouse in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan
2011 House in Komazawa, Tokyo, Japan
2011 House in Kyodo, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Nippon Design Center, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Belfry in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan
2013 House in Shakujiikouen, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Row house in Ageo, Saitama, Japan
2014 Apartment in Okachimachi, Tokyo, Japan
2015 House in Sangenjaya, Tokyo, Japan
2015 House in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

2005 The Kajima Prize for SD Review 2005, for House in a Forest
2007 Grand Prix, Tokyo Gas House Design Competition, for House in a Forest
2007 Gold Prize in Residential Architecture Award, Tokyo Society of Architects & Building Engineers, for House in a Forest
2007 Gold Prize in The 28th INAX Design Contest, for House in Sakuradai
2008 The 24th Shinkenchiku Prize, for House in Sakuradai
2014 AR Design Vanguard 2014

Tadao Ando
(安藤 忠雄 Andō Tadao?, born September 13, 1941) is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as "critical regionalism".

Sou Fujimoto
(藤本 壮介 Fujimoto Sōsuke?, born 1971) is a Japanese architect.
Born in Hokkaido in 1971, he graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1994, and established his own office, Sou Fujimoto Architects, in 2000. Noted for delicate light structures and permeable enclosures, Fujimoto designed several houses, and in 2013, was selected to design the temporary Serpentine Gallery pavilion in London.

Ryuji Fujimura
Born 1976, Tokyo, Japan.
Established Ryuji Fujimura Architects in 2005. Withdrawal from the Doctoral Program with the Completion of Course Requirements, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Architecture in 2008. From 2010, Lecturer at Toyo University. From 2007, publish free paper “ROUNDABOUT JOURNAL”. From 2010, edit the Web Magazine ” ART and ARCHITECTURE REVIEW ”. The Main Architectural Works are “BUILDING K” (2008), “House in Tokyo Suburbia”(2009). The Main Edited Books is “After 1995″ (2009). The Main Curated Exhibitions are “Architects from HYPER VILLAGE” (2010), “CITY 2.0″(2010).

Makoto Yokomizo
aat+makoto yokomizo architects, Inc. representative director
Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts Professor
1962 Born in Kanagawa
1984 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, dep. of Architecture
1986 Completed the MA Tokyo University of the Arts, dep. of Architecture
1988 Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
In charge of
Visions of Japan Room 3 “Dreams”, V & A Museum London UK 1991
Old People’s Home in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Japan 1994
Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai Japan 2000
2001 aat+makoto yokomizo, architects Inc. representative director
2009 Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts Associate Professor
2015 Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts Professor
2003 Good Design Award
2003 Canadian Green Design Award
2005 the Gold Prize, the Tokyo Society of Architects & Building Engineers
2006 AIJ Prize Architectural Design Division, the Architectural Institute of Japan
2006 International Architecture Awards
2006 JIA Prize, the Japan Institute of Architects
2007 Good Design award the Gold Prize
2013 57th Kanagawa architectural contest residential sector prize for an excellent work
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