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佐藤 桂火

Principal

Keika SATO

Architect / ARTENVARCH Principal

Born in Oita prefecture in 1982, He graduated from The University of Tokyo in 2005, became an exchange student at Saint Lucas School of Architecture the same year. After earning his master’ s degree from The University of Tokyo Graduate School (Prof. Kazuhiko Namba’ s laboratory), he was hired by the akihisa hirata architecture office. He jointly established ARTENVARCH with Kawashima in 2014.Now he is co-principal of ARTENVARCH. Main works: one roof apartment, animated knot and public housing in Kamaishi, Iwate. Main awards: Best proposal for public housing in Kamaishi, Iwate, second prize at Kaohsiung Maritime Culture and Pop Music Center International Competition, Tatsuno Award / Condor Award from The University of Tokyo, third prize in Japan Finals – Sendai Design League.





EDUCATION & PRACTICE

2014.04- Principal, ARTENVARCH architectural design office
2007.10 - 2014.03 Architect, Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office
2007.09 Master in Engineering, Department of Architecture, University of Tokyo, Japan
2005.03 Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Architecture, University of Tokyo, Japan

AWARDS

2014 Finalist, Proposal of World Heritage Center for Mt.Fuji (Work at Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office)
2013 1st prize, Proposal of Public housing in Iwate (Work at Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office)
2012 2nd prize, Proposal of Elementary School+Junior High School in Nagomicho (Work at Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office)
2011 2nd prize, Kaoushing Maritime Cultural & Popular Music Center International Competition (Work at Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office)
2008 Honorable award, SHINKENCHIKU RESIDENTIAL DESIGN COMPETITION
2005 Tatsuno award & Conder award (1st Prize), Diploma Design in University of Tokyo 2005
July prize (Kazuhiro Kojima), Diploma Design Review
3rd prize, Japan Finals –Sendai Design League
3rd prize, Diploma Design Concours of Architectural Institute of Japan
2004 Tajima honorable mention award, Competition of Architectural Institute of Japan 2004