Hiroshi Kikuchi
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Tokyo-born Hiroshi Kikuchi had worked with well-known names like Kazuyo Sejima and Herzog & de Meuron before setting up his own practice in 2004.

Oizumi House in West Tokyo

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Since then, he has been working on building his portfolio, focusing on residential design and winning several awards; one of them for one of his most recent works, Oizumi House in West Tokyo. Another new project involved the renovation of Tokyo’s Nanyodo bookshop in Chiyoda. The architect demolished parts of the façade, refitted the interior and moved the main entrance, to transform an old 1980s interior within an original Shin Toki-designed building into a contemporary retail interior.


Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).