Profile

TERRAIN architects were established in 2011, in Tokyo,
and are currently based inTokyo, Japan; and Kampala, Uganda.
TERRAIN architects produces indigenous design solutions derived from our research
into the specifics of each project, and into the availability of local materials and skills.
TERRAIN architects believes its role is to explain to the users and their communities
what is possible – how they may best utilize the potential of their ‘terrain’.
For us, the term ’Terrain’ means a unity of the earth, the climate, the people,
the time and the architecture.

Establish 2011
Member Architectural Institute of Japan / Tokyo Society of Architects / Uganda Society of Architects

Awards And Exhibitions

Award
2019
AIJ Young Architect Award for Selected Architectural Designs 2019 (AU dormitory)
2012
JCD Design Award 2012 (ENDANG BUNKO)
2012
SD Review 2012 (AU dormitory)
Exibition/Lecture
2019
Exhibition at Tapered Gallery of Tokyo University of the Arts.
2017
Lecture:Columbia University GSAPP "Construction Practice" (USA)
2017
Lecture:The University of Shiga Prefecture DANWASHITSU (Japan)
2016
Lecture:Asia Pacific Architecture Forum 2016(Australia)
2012
Exhibition:SD Review 2012(Japan)

Staff

  • Ikko Kobayashi

    Principal Architect & Founder

    Profile
    1981
    Born in Hyogo, Japan
    2006
    Graduated from Tokyo City University
    Department of architecture (BA)
    2009
    Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts,
    Department of architecture (MA)
    Worked in Fujiki Takao Atelier Inc.
    2011
    Established TERRAIN architects.
  • Fumi Kashimura

    Principal Architect & Founder

    Profile
    1983
    Born in Kanagawa, Japan
    2005
    Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts,
    Department of architecture (BA)
    2007
    Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts,
    Department of architecture (MA)
    2007
    Yashima architect and associates
    Boyd Cody Architects
    2009 (~11)
    Research Associate at Tokyo University of the Arts
    2011
    Established TERRAIN architects.
    2019〜
    Lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts
  • Kenji Takahashi

    Staff / Architect

    Profile
    1987
    Born in Tokyo, Japan
    2014
    Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts,
    Department of architecture (MA)
    2018〜
    TERRAIN architects.