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Clara Kraft Isono


  • Architect, filmmaker and educator Clara Kraft Isono is a Tutor on the Architecture programme at the Royal College of Art. Together with Guan Lee and Satoshi Isono, she has been running ADS6 since 2013.  

  • Biography

  • Clara has an Architectural Association (AA) Diploma (2000) and is a fully qualified and registered architect.  She also completed an MA in filmmaking at the London Film School, where she was awarded the Skill Set Bursary. As a filmmaker she has directed, photographed and/or produced over 20 films. Her films have been screened in festivals internationally and have won several awards. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at University of East London and Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art.  Since 2000 she has taught architecture and/or filmmaking in various institutions including The Bartlett School of Architecture and Westminster University. In the UK she has been a visiting critic at the School of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston University, Department of Spatial Design, Chelsea School of Design, Department of Architecture, Cambridge University, and John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design. Internationally she has led architecture workshops in collaboration with Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of Architecture in Istanbul, Technische Hochschuele Wien, Faculty of Architecture in Vienna and Vantan School of Design in Tokyo, Japan.

    Architectural Design Studio 6 at the RCA has been investigating how ‘The Deindustrial Revolution' has changed the manufacturing landscape, having a profound effect on architectures and cities. The research is focused on ‘making cultures’ and materials, to speculate how these can serve as vehicles for experimentations, but also theoretical frameworks for exploring ideas from place to architecture, ultimately examining where and how we live, work and make.

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  • Practice

  • Clara is director of Kraft Isono, a multidisciplinary film and architecture studio established in 2013. Prior to creating the studio she had worked as an architect for over 10 years in various practices both in the UK and India, including Adams and Sutherland, Romy Khosla Associates, dRMM and Pedder and Scampton.  

Selected work