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Toshikatsu Ienari and Takeshi Shakushiro jointly established architecture firm, dot architects, in 2004.
The base of activity is Kitakagaya, Osaka.
In addition to architectural designing and planning, they conduct research projects, site constructions, and art projects.

[ founder ]

Toshikatsu Ienari

Born in Hyogo, Japan in 1974.
Graduated from Department of Law, Fuculty of Law, Kansai University and Osaka College of Technology.
Established "dot architects" in 2004.
Currently, Associate professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Lecture at Osaka College of Technology.

Takeshi Shakushiro

Born in Hyogo, Japan in 1974.
Graduated from Department of Environmental Design, Fuculty of Design, Kobe Design University.
Worked at Rikuo Kitamura + Zoom Architect & Associates and Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates.
Established "dot architects" in 2004.
Currently, Lecture at Osaka College of Technology, Kobe Design University.

[ member ]

Tatsuya Mukai

Born in Nara, Japan in 1989.
Graduated from Department of Spatial Design, Faculty of Art and Design at Kyoto University of Art and Design.
Joined "dot architects" in 2011.
Currently, Local-Community Vitalization Aids in Shodoshima Island.

Wataru Doi

Born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1987.
Received Master of Media and Governance Degree, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University.
Worked at Studio Mumbai Architects.
Joined "dot architects" in 2014.

Hidefumi Terada

Born in Saitama, Japan in 1990.
Received Master of specialized architectural and urban design course, Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture.
Joined "dot architects" in 2015.

Ai Murai Ikeda

Ai studied architecture at Osaka college of Technology and graduated from Faculty of Human Life & Environment at Nara Women's University,
Japan and with a degree in architecture in University of East London, UK.
Her final work at UEL nominated RIBA bronze medal (RIBA part 1).
She worked for ICU architects office and Urban-form architects office, principally on housing projects.
Established her own practice in 2013, afterwards she joined dot architects in 2016.

Keiko Miyachi

Born in Hyogo, Japan in 1982.
Graduated from Department of Spatial Design, Faculty of Art and Design at Kyoto University of Art and Design.
Worked at Kyoto University of Art and Design.
Joined "dot architects" in 2016.