EUKARYOTE is pleased to announce Collector’s Exhibition, “MATSUBA COLLECTION”, through September 9th to September 30th.
Principal of TYRANT Inc. / First-class registered Architects
Born in Tokyo in 1979. After graduating from a postgraduate school, Kunihiko Matsuba started his own design office without first gaining the experience of working at a design office. He is unique in that his first design project as an architect was a public cultural facility.
His specialties are the restoration of historical buildings such as traditional Japanese storehouses called kura and Japanese houses, and the design of public spaces. His works have been highly acclaimed internationally. His activity was introduced by various overseas media including the UK general magazine, The Independent and magazine SURFACE : Asia edition. His recent activity includes design supervision and consulting for commercial facilities and lodging facilities, and space branding management.
He has been writing a series of articles called “Outsider Architect” for web magazine PARTNER. In the web magazine, he has one-on-one talks with many famous people including Yo Shitara(BEAMS) ,Hitoshi Tanaka(JINS), Hiroshi Onishi(Isetan Mitsukoshi), and Akihiro Nishino(Picture Book Writer).
1979 born in Tokyo Japan
2005 received the master degree, Tokyo University of the Arts
2007 founded TYRANT Architects
2012 established TYRANT Inc.
2015 part time lecturer of Kogakuin University
2003 Second Prize,Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition 2003 (Shinkenchiku-sha,JP)
2004 Finalist,Quaderns International Housing Competition in Catalonia (Quaderns,SP)
2005 Winner,Mosaic Foundation Architectural Competition (Mosaic Foundation,USA)
2011 JCD Rookie Award,JCD Design Award 2011 (Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association,JP)
2012 International Architecture Award 2012 (The Chicago Athenaeum,USA)
2012 Merit Award,11th Yoshinobu Ashihara Award (Japan Association of Artists Craftsmen and Architects,JP)
2015 Design for Asia Award 2015 Bronze Award (Hong Kong Design Centre,HKG)
2016 Second Prize,The Competition for Roadside Station in Chigasaki City (Chigasaki city,JP)
2017 Silver & Bronze,10th Annual International Design Awards (International Design Awards,USA)
2017 Small Firm of the Year Award in Commercial and Industrial Architecture,AAP 2017 FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD (American Architecture Prize,USA)
2018 BEST100,JCD Design Award 2018(Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association,JP)
2018 Selection,DSA DESIGN AWARD 2018(Japan Design Space Association,JP)
EUKARYOTE is an art space which has been established in Jingumae, Tokyo, in 2018. Within the concept of something more than an occurrence of art, there is an ever spinning contemporary coin of tangibility and intangibility, and it is this essence, this universal value held by artworks and artists, which is actively accepted but left behind.