Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates
4F D&Department Bldg. 2-9-14 MinamiHorie Nishiku 550-0015 Osaka Japan
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Born in Osaka, Japan, 1971. Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates was established in ’99 after studying architecture at AA School in London. He is known for his first work, “time & space house” – a sectional plotted ‘single’ house, “SOYA” – renovation project to design the process of taking down a restaurant in five-year span. In others, “D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT” – conversion project of a long-life recycle store designed to explore the way of preserving architecture in the area. “The University of Tokyo Space Lab” – environmental wood architecture designed using thinned wood, located inside The University of Tokyo. Moreover, He has been active and even earned numerous international competition prizes held overseas, such as London, NY, Beijing, and others. His Design Proposals are highly recognized for focusing on experimental concepts. Awards inside the country as follows; Japan Federation of Architects & Building Engineers Association Annual Grand Prize, AIJ(Architectural Institute of Japan)Annual Architectural Design Commendation, JCD(Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association)Design Award Semi Grand Award, JID(Japan Interior Architects / Designer's Association)Award, RCC(Architecture Reform, Renewal, Conversion)Grand Prize, JDP(Japan Institute of Design Promotion)Good Design Award and others. In foreign countries; Grand Designs Awards(England), Innovative Architecture International Architectural Award(Italy), German Design Award (Germany) and more. He received over 70 awards in 10 countries. Exhibition held in ‘09 at the National Museum of Art Osaka (Japan), exhibited in ’14 Venice Biennale (Italy). Currently, He leads Non-Profit Government / Art & Architect Festa (NPO/AAF) while teaching at Osaka University.

2002 Japan Federation of Architects & Building Engineers Associations Annual Grand Prize
2003 Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association (JCD) JCD Design Award Semi Grand Award
2004 England / Grand Designs Awards
2005 Innovative Architecture International Architectural Award (Italy)
2006 Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Chief of Housing Department Award
2007 BEST STORE OF YEAR JAPAN, Excellent prize
2008 The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan,Encouragement Award (Tokai branch Chief)
2009 Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ), Annual Architectural Design Commendation
2014 Germany / German Design Award, Special Mention (glastecture “air flows there")

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