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Born in Osaka, Japan in 1969, she graduated in 1992 from Tokyo University of Arts and in 1996 she completed a Master Course from the Yale School of Architecture. She worked at Jun Aoki and Associates between 1996 and 2000, when she established her own practice. She has been involved in teaching at the Tokyo University of the Arts from 2000 to 2001, at the Showa Women’s University from 2006 to 2008, at Tokyo University from 2008 to 2011, at the University of British Columbia School of Architecture in 2009, at the Tokyo University of the Arts and at the Waseda University from 2009 to 2011 and at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Since 2011 she is Associate Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Her work has been commended nationally and internationally. “Small House H” was awarded with the House Prize 2010 from the Tokyo Society of Architects & Building Engineers, the Excellent Building Prize from the Kanto Koshinetsu Society of Architects & Building Engineers and was part of the Selected Architectural Designs of the Architectural Institute of Japan in 2010. “Flower Shop H” was awarded with the Japan Federation of Architect & Building Engineers Association Prize and the Good Design Gold Award in 2010, the JIA New Architect Award in 2011 and the BCS Award in 2012. Among several other prizes she was awarded, together with Toyo Ito and other architects, with the Golden Lion for the Best Pavilion at the 13th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition in 2012.
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