Kazumi KUDO + Hiroshi HORIBA / Coelacanth K&H Architects

Tokyo | Since 1986

Kazumi KUDO + Hiroshi HORIBA / Coelacanth K&H Architects
2-23-5 Eifuku, Suginami-ku, 168-0064 Tokyo, Japan
Phone +81 3 5355 0635
Fax +81 3 5355 0636

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Kazumi KUDO + Hiroshi HORIBA / Coelacanth K&H Architects
Kazumi Kudo, Architect

1960 Born in Fukuoka, Japan
1983 Internship in Switzerland
1985 B. Arch., Yokohama National University
1985 Internship in Netherlands
1986 Coelacanth Architects Inc. established
1987 M. Arch., the University of Tokyo
Presently Representative Director of Coelacanth K&H Architects Inc. and Professor of Toyo University

Hiroshi Horiba, Architect

1960 Born in Tokyo, Japan
1983 B. Arch., Musashi Institute of Technology
1986 M. Arch., the University of Tokyo
1986 Coelacanth Architects Inc. established
Presently Representative Director of Coelacanth K&H Architects Inc. and Professor of Tokyo City University

Profile

Kazumi KUDO + Hiroshi HORIBA / Coelacanth K&H Architects
Coelacanth K&H Architects was established by Kazumi Kudo and Hiroshi Horiba in 1986. Kazumi Kudo received her M. Arch. degree from the University of Tokyo. She has been a professor of Toyo University and Director, Architectural Institute of Japan. Hiroshi Horiba received his M. Arch. degree from the University of Tokyo. He has been a professor of Tokyo City University.

Philosophy

At Coelacanth K&H Architects, we don’t want to create monuments. We want to create architecture that becomes a part of everyday life-architecture that takes into account the sun, wind, urban environment, and other existing elements. Buildings that forge a link between the history of people and places and their future.
To archive that goal, we focus on anticipating future needs and communicating with the client, who provides key information to guide our design. We hope that when our clients begin to use their new space, they’ll find a fresh atmosphere-something different from anything they’ve experienced before.

Publications

Books/Magazines
2009 Change the School !
2008 Kenchiku Journal: Coelacanth K&H Architects
2004 Kazumi Kudo, Making a School

Press
2011 Shinkenchiku: HHH
2009 GA JAPAN 102: Kanazawa West Library, Yamaga and Kawabe Unified Elementary School
2008 Shinkenchiku: Shibazono Elementary School & Shibazono Junior High School
2008 c3 08|08、c3: Shibazono Elementary School & Shibazono Junior High School
2008 GA JAPAN 94: Kanazawa West Library
2008 Japanese Architecture, Archi World: Maruokaminami Junior High School, Hakata Elementary School, Naraya Community Center
2007 JA 65: Hakata Elementary School, Naraya Community Center
2006 Shinkenchiku: Satsuki Kindergarten
2006 Shinkenchiku: Maruokaminami Junior High School
2006 GA JAPAN 80: Maruokaminami Junior High School
2006 Jutaku Tokushu: Cottage in Nakaizu
2003 Jutaku Tokushu: Light Court House
2001 Shinkenchiku: Hakata Elementary School, Naraya Community Center
2001 Japan Towards Totalscape: Tottori Sand Dune Museum
2001 GA JAPAN 52: Floating House in the Air
2001 Jutaku Tokushu: Open Court House
2001 GA JAPAN 50: Hakata Elementary School, Naraya Community Center
2001 Towards Totalscape: Hakata Elementary School, Naraya Community Center
2001 Shinkenchiku: Bay Stage Shimoda
2001 GA JAPAN 48: Bay Stage Shimoda

Awards

2009 Selected Architectural Designs,  Architectural Institute of Japan: Satsuki Kindergarten
2008 Chubu Architecture Award: Shibazono Elementary School & Shibazono Junior High School
2008 Selected Architectural Designs,  Architectural Institute of Japan: Maruokaminami Junior High School
2007 Incentive Award of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Maruokaminami Junior High School
2002 Interior Planning Award, Excellence Prize: Hakata Elementary School
2002 Incentive Award of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Hakata Elementary School
2001 Fukuoka Urban Beautification Award: Hakata Elementary School
2001 Selected Architectural Designs,  Architectural Institute of Japan: Suijo, Osaka Fire Station
2000 Good Design Award: Arita Ceramic Club
1997 Selected Architectural Designs,  Architectural Institute of Japan: Utase Elementary School
1997 Architectural Institute of Japan Prize: Utase Elementary School
1996 Selected Architectural Designs,  Architectural Institute of Japan: Osaka International Peace Center
1993 34th Building Contractors Society Award: Osaka International Peace Center

Exhibitions

Kazumi KUDO + Hiroshi HORIBA / Coelacanth K&H Architects
Tokyo 168-0064 , Japan
Phone : +81-3-5355-0635
Fax : +81-3-5355-0636