Kana Arioka

Kana Arioka, after having worked at Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo, was the founder of Studio Kana Arioka in Japan, a firm whose main focus was public spaces. In 2011 she moved to Belgium and began working as a senior architect in the office of 51N4E and then Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu. Her interests focus on the space around the ordinary livelihood, from public space to private space in a transversal scale.

Her recent work has expanded beyond the practice of architecture and includes writings, guiding studios, and curating exhibitions. She has varied experience giving public lectures and teaching as a studio tutor at ULB/VUB (Belgium), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), and as a lecturer at Chiba University (Japan). She has been visiting critic at Spring semester 2020 at AAP Cornell.

Arioka graduated from Waseda University (Japan) and University IUAV of Venice (Italy).

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Architectural design
  • Architectural practice¬†
  • Drawing
  • Housing
  • Urbanism
  • Architectural design
  • Architectural practice 
  • Drawing
  • Housing
  • Urbanism
  • Public and private spaces

 

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4605/6605: BArch 2nd year StudioThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of Construction. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content, please see the Architecture Department webpage.
  • ARCH 4509/6509: SPACE and BODY: ESSENCE - MATERIALITY - SUBSTANCEThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of Visual Representation. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content, please see the Architecture Department webpage.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Fellowship in Orde van Architecten in Belgium (actual)
  • Fellowship in the City Planning Institute of Japan (2018)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

 

  • Exhibition “RE-PRACTICE RE-VISIT RE-TURN/BACK FROM JAPAN”, VAi/deSingel,
  • Antwerp, Belgium (2020)
  • Exhibition Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu: Variete / Architecture / Desire, TOTO Gallery・MA, Tokyo, Japan (2019)
  • "Design Process of Housing and Living Environment in Belgium”, presented at conference A-project, Tokyo, Japan (2019)

 

Publications (Selected)

 

  • Chief coordinator for Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu: Variete / Architecture / Desire, Toto Publishers (2019)
  • Article on Antwerp in A+U, 586 19:07 "Transit-Oriented Development and Management, Sustainable Urbanisation Projects from 35 Cities” (2019)
  • Bridges - Connections Where Lines Become Urban Spaces, ULB (2016)

 

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