TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Tokyo | Since 2004 | Employees 7

TORAFU ARCHITECTS Inc.
Chikazawa Bld. 2F, 1-9-2 Koyama, Shinagawa-ku, 142-0062 Tokyo, Japan
Phone +81 3 5498 7156
Fax +81 3 5498 6156

Category:

Architects, Product designers
TORAFU ARCHITECTS
Koichi Suzuno

1973 Born in Kanagawa Prefecture
1996 Graduated from Department of Architecture, Science University of Tokyo
1998 Completed the Master Course of Architecture, Yokohama National University
1998-2001 Worked at Coelacanth K&H
2001-2002 Collaborated with NMBW Architecture Studio / Melbourne
2002-2003 Worked at Kerstin Thompson Architects / Melbourne
2004.2- Founded TORAFU ARCHITECTS with Shinya Kamuro
2005-2008 Lecturer at Tokyo University of Science
2008- Lecturer at Showa Women's University
2010- Lecturer at Kyoritsu Women's University
2010- Lecturer at Musashino Art University

Shinya Kamuro

1974 Born in Shimane Prefecture
1997 Graduated from Department of Architecture, School of Science & Technology,Meiji University
1999 Completed the Master Course of Architecture, Meiji University
2000-2003 Worked at Jun Aoki & Associates
2004.2- Founded TORAFU ARCHITECTS with Koichi Suzuno
2008- Lecturer at Showa Women's University

Profile

Founded in 2004 by Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro, TORAFU ARCHITECTS employs a working approach based on architectural thinking. Works by the duo include a diverse range of products, from architectural design to interior design for shops, exhibition space design, product design, spatial installations and film making. They have received many prizes including the Design for Asia (DFA) Grand Award for the “TEMPLATE IN CLASKA” in 2005, and the Grand Prize of the Elita Design Awards 2011 with “Light Loom (Milano Salone 2011)”. The airvase book and TORAFU ARCHITECTS Ideas + Process 2004-2011 were published in 2011.

Publications

TORAFU ARCHITECTS Ideas + Process 2004-2011 (published 2011)
airvase book (published 2011,)
TORAFU ARCHITECTS 2004-2005 (published 2006)

Awards

2011
Elita Design Awards 2011, Grand Prize ( Light Loom Canon Milano Salone 2011)
Design Plus Award (airvase)

2009
Good Design Award (Y150 NISSAN PAVILLION)

2008:
COMMERCIAL SPACE AWARD 2007
Grand Prize(BOOLEAN TOKYO UNIVERSITY TETSUMON CAFE)
The Best Debutant of the year 2008

2007
3rd SAKAIRIB DESIGN COMPETITION
Silver Award (TORANOANA AKIHABARA)
Bronze Award (SPINNING OBJECTS)
Honorable mention (ZELDA)
JCD DESIGN AWARD 2007
Gold Award(BOOLEAN TOKYO UNIVERSITY TETSUMON CAFE)
Silver Award(NIKE 1LOVE)

2006
JCD DESIGN AWARD 2006
BEST100 (UDS SHANGHAI OFFICE)
INTERIOR PLANNING AWARD 2006
Selected Work (TEMPLATE IN CLASKA)

2005
DESIGN FOR ASIA AWARD 2005
Design For Asia Award (TEMPLATE IN CLASKA)
JCD DESIGN AWARD 2005
Commercial Space Design Gold Award(TABLE ON THE ROOF)
Commercial Space Design Gold Award(SPINNING OBJECTS)
Commercial Space Design Selected Work (TEMPLATE IN CLASKA)
39th SDA AWARD
Sign Design Silver Award (TEMPLATE IN CLASKA)
Sign Design Selected Work (SPINNING OBJECTS)
REFORM & RENEWAL DESIGN AWARD 2005
Gold Award (TEMPLATE IN CLASKA)
Selected Designer Award (SPINNING OBJECTS)
Honorable mention (TABLE ON THE ROOF)

Exhibitions

2011
“torafu architects / airvase”, Haaz Art & Design Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2010
“kitchen blocks” in more trees exhibition ‘Feeling the Forest for 12 days’, Axis Gallery, Tokyo
“airvase” in Spiral Market Limited Selection, Spiral Gallery, Tokyo

2009
“perhonen shelf”, “hanger stool” and “hammock chair” in "minä perhonen + torafu new/study, in Claska Gallery & Shop ‘do’, Tokyo

2007
“Life and Lighting”, ENDO Lighting Aoyama showroom