Sylvia Chen received her architectural training at the National University of Singapore in 2014. Upon finishing her masters, she moved to Tokyo where she practiced in Sou Fujimoto Architects and participated in numerous award winning international competitions and commissioned projects. Her architecture interests focuses on the relationship between architecture and nature, with designs challenging both metaphorical and literal translation. However, growing up in an urban city, she is interested in the convergence of the physical, spatial, social, economic and environmental facets of life and concerned with the future of the city’s built environment. Shifting her focus, she is now working as an editor at Architecture and Urbanism (a+u) to place herself in the front seat of the architecture scene. Coupled by her strong sense of humanity, and as the industry and profession continues to undergo huge impacts and transformations, she hopes through architectural journalism to advocate meaningful designs and planning that help infuse sensibility in architecture.
Andrés Villar Calle
Sou Fujimoto Architects
Andres Villar. (Cadiz, Spain. 1989)
Andres Villar, Architect and designer, founder of Earth Substance Design Office.
He studied architecture at ETSA, Seville University, Spain (2015). He made a university exchange at Puerto Rico University, US (2012). He started his career working for Andres Jaque Architects/Office For Political Innovation, Madrid, Spain (2015/2016). Where he successfully completed diverse tasks as team member of several projects developed at the office including RUN RUN RUN, House in Corpus Christi (Texas), the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial or the exhibition ‘Future Design’ at the Victoria & Abert Museum in London…among others. He also worked as an art assistant: Developing, making and installing Cosmo #4, by Andres Jaque, piece of art exhibited in Arco’16 (Madrid). Developing, making and installing Hansel and Gretel Arenas, by Andres Jaque, piece of art exhibited in CARA Gallery (New York). He also collaborated in the exhibition Reset Modernity, by Bruno Latour ant ZKM Museum (Germany), with the performance Super Power Of Ten, by Andres Jaque. He worked as head design architect at P&S Consultores, Madrid (2017). Now he is living in Tokyo working as an Architect at Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo, Japan (2017/2018). Where he thinks and develops many projects and competitions.
Born in 1986, Dominik graduated with a master degree in Architecture from Cracow University of Technology, studied in Lusofona University in Lisbon. During his studies, Dominik gained his first experience working in Copenhagen for Bjarke Ingels Group and Henning Larsen. After graduating, he moved to Asia, where he spent 3 years as a design architect in Henning Larsen Hong Kong, where he had a chance to work on numerous projects in Asia, leading the winning competition entries for French International School in Hong Kong and Icone Tower in Manila, Philippines. He continued his Asian journey and moved to Tokyo, where he worked at Sou Fujimoto Architects and recently joined junya.ishigami+associates, working as an architect focusing on international competitions.
Kengo Kuma and Associates
Jinsun Baik, an architect from Korea, earned post-master degree from the Berlage Center for advanced studies in architecture and urban design in the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, currently works at Kengo Kuma and Associates in Japan. She also has work experience in Sou Fujimoto architects in Tokyo, and Studio MAKS in Rotterdam.
She explores to define the parameter of the ordinary lifestyle between determinacy and indeterminacy in architecture. It reflects her architectural design in her own studio O/A (Ordinary Architecture).