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Kumiko Inui on Learning from Anonymously Generated Spaces

One of the leading young architects in Japan today, Inui tells us how she is learning from small, spontaneously made spaces as she designs socially engaged architecture for regional cities.
Kumiko Inui interviewed by Mohsen Mostafavi
  • Kumiko Inui is the principal architect at Inui Architects and a professor at the Yokohama National University Graduate School of Architecture (YGSA). Acclaimed for her innovative architectural thinking with a focus on regional cities, she received the prestigious Architectural Institute of Japan Award for the Redevelopment Project for the Nobeoka Station Area (Nobeoka Encross) in 2020.