Mr. Kazuhiro Kojima
Mr. Kazuhiro Kojima, born in Osaka Prefecture in 1958, graduated from Architecture Department of Engineering School of University of Tokyo in 1982 and completed master's program in 1984. While he was in doctoral course in that university, he jointly established Coelacanth in 1986 (later C+A; since 2005, CAt). He was also Associate professor of Tokyo University of Science in 1994 and became professor, Tokyo University of Science in 2005. Till now, he is a partner of C+A and professor of Y-GSA of Yokohama National University.
He develops the “space block system” of stacked volumes in order to generate spatially interesting apartments. He doesn’t use form as a starting point - instead, his buildings are the outcome of situating space itself at the centre of discourse, in addition to concepts linked to the fluidity and instability of the phenomena that go to form a building. The fluidity and instability of life and of space itself are concepts rooted in the traditional Japanese culture Kazuhiro Kojima reinterprets and manipulates in a contemporary way.
He has received a number of awards of excellence for his buildings, mainly schools. His project “Low-impact greenfield university campus” in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam won the Global Holcim Awards Silver in 2009 and the Holcim Awards Silver for region Asia Pacific in 2008.