Takaharu Tezuka
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Takaharu Tezuka

President of Tezuka Architects, Professor of Tokyo City University, globally recognized architect, Japan

Earned B. Arch., Musashi Institute of Technology (1987) and M. Arch., University of Pennsylvania (1990). After worked in London for Richard Rogers Partnership Ltd., Takaharu Tezuka established TEZUKA ARCHITECTS in Tokyo with his partner, Yui Tezuka, in 1994.

With spatial designs skillfully integrated with the outside environment, their designs range from private houses to community buildings. Tezuka Architects’ most important works are Roof House, Echigo Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science, Fuji Kindergarten, Woods of Net, Sora no Mori Clinic, Muku Nursery, Tomioka Chamber of Commerce, and Shibuya Fukuras.

Their awards include The Best of All OECD/CELE 4th Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities (2011, Fuji Kindergarten), AR Award 2004 the Architectural Review (Echigo-matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science), Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan for Design (2008, Fuji Kindergarten), Japan Institute of Architects Award (2008, Fuji Kindergarten) (2015, Sora no Mori Clinic), Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2017 UNESCO, Moriyama RAIC International Prize 2017 (Fuji Kindergarten), and World Architecture Festival 2018, School Completed Buildings Winner (Muku Nursery).

Their work was exhibited at the Carnegie International (2013) and the Venice Biennale of Architecture "Freespace" (2018). The publications include Takaharu + Yui Tezuka Architecture Catalogue 1-3. TOTO Publishing, and Tezuka Architects: The Yellow Book, Edited by Thomas Sherman & Greg Logan, Jovis, 2016. His TED talk (2014), which presented Fuji Kindergarten, has more than 5 Million views from all over the world (as of September 2020).

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