Katagiri Architecture and Design
Kazuya Katagiri set up his Tokyo studio in 2014 after a spell at Mexico-based Lopez Katagiri Architects. A graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology, he subsequently worked for Kengo Kuma on Dundee’s V&A and the China Academy of Art’s Folk Art Museum, and was a program associate at the University of Tokyo’s Kengo Kuma Laboratory. In among all of this, Katagiri and his collaborator Ayaka Fujii have found time to build a portfolio of works inspired by ‘geometry and materiality’. Katagiri cites the influence of Luis Barragán and cinema as two key points of reference.