ABOUT US

Yuichi Kodai

Director / Architect

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Architecture Registration Board (ARB)

 

  He graduated from AA School in London and worked for Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron between 2005 and 2013. He worked at the company on Perez Art Museum Miami and TATE Modern and several international projects. He founded the architecture department in SANDWICH Inc. in Kyoto in 2013. He completed KOHTEI in Fukuyama City in 2017 together with contemporary artist Kohei Nawa.

  Together with Claudia Maggi, he established kodai and associates in Kyoto. In 2018 they moved the studio to Zurich, Switzerland, where kodai and associates GmbH was established.

 

  He also works for HILDEBRAND Studios with whom he shares a common view of architectural principles.

Together they completed a gallery space, GYRE GALLERY, in Omotesando, Tokyo. 

EDUCATION
1978

Born in Kyoto, Japan


2001

University of East London


2005

Architectural Association School of Architecture

 

PROFESSIONAL
2005~13      

Herzog & de Meuron, London and Basel

- TATE Modern, London  ⇒ link

- Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami  ⇒ link

- Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford  ⇒ link

- BBVA Headquaters, Madrid  ⇒ link

- 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami  ⇒ link

- Archi di Luce, Lugano  ⇒ link

​  other international projects


2013~17      

Established SANDWICH, Architecture, Kyoto

- KOHTEI, Fukuyama City, Japan  ⇒ link

   * JIA Chugoku Regional Award, Shinshyo-ji
   * German Design Council ICONIC AWARD


2017             

Established kodai and associates in Kyoto, Japan

2018  

Joined HILDEBRAND Studios AG

2019

Established kodai and associates GmbH

in Zurich, Switzerland

 

ACADEMIC
2016~17      

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

 - Visiting Assistant Professor

2013~17      

Kyoto University of Art and Design,

- Architecture Course & Mix-media Course

2014~17      

Kurashiki Art and Science University

- Fine Arts Course

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Claudia Maggi

Founder / Architect

Architecture Registration Board (ARB)

 

  She graduated from AA School in London and worked for American architectural practice Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) in London between 2005 and 2014. Her major achievement in the company was to work on Heron Tower, where she spent several years overseeing from the design stage to the completion of the project, at the time the tallest skyscraper in London. She also worked on a number of high-rise and confidential commercial projects developing a broad experience in all stages of work.

 

  Together with Yuichi Kodai, she established kodai and associates in Kyoto. In 2018 they moved the studio to Zurich, Switzerland, where kodai and associates GmbH was established carrying out projects in London, Madrid, Tokyo, and Kyoto.

EDUCATION:
1978

Born in Harrogate, United Kingdom


2001

University College London,

The Bartlett School of Architecture

2005

Architectural Association School of Architecture

 

PROFESSIONAL
2005~14 

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, London

- Heron Tower, London ⇒ link

- Vauxhall Tower, London

- Bishopsgate Tower, London

  other confidential projects


2017       

Established kodai and associates in Kyoto, Japan

2019  

Established kodai and associates GmbH

in Zurich, Switzerland