Yui Tezuka

Yui Tezuka and her husband Takaharu Tezuka, established Tezuka Architects in 1994. They have received numerous awards such as Good Design Gold Prize (1997, 2013), Design for Asia Grand Award (2007) and OECD/CELE 4th Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities (2011) to name a few. Together, they have completed over 100 built works ranging from small homes to large civic projects. Regardless of scale, their architecture goes beyond their keen understanding of material, structure, and space to emphasize a specific relationship between people and their environment. As demonstrated by such works as Roof House (2001) and Fuji Kindergarten (2007), each client, user, and site translates to a particular place that exhibits a deep yet playful understanding of how a family dwells, children interact, congregations worship, and the like.