Kazumasa Takada is an architect (ARB/RIBA) and co-founder of the architectural design studio PAN- PROJECTS, whose projects celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of our living world.
He first co-founded his studio in Copenhagen in 2017. In 2019 the studio moved its base to London, where it continues to actively engage in international projects. PAN- PROJECTS is dedicated to design that celebrates the cultural diversity and uniqueness of our living world. The studio conceives architecture as an art of fabrication: creating architecture holistically, carefully combining elements they believe should be viewed as works of art in their own right. This is achieved through genuine collaboration with multidisciplinary creators and clients from various backgrounds, recognising the distinct value they bring to each project.
The studio has been awarded several international architectural recognitions for its works.
Recent exhibitions and awards include; Dezeen Award Emerging Architecture studio Longlist (UK, 2021), a large-scale installation The Matter Of Facts at the National Art Center of Tokyo (JP, 2021), Honourable mention and exhibition at Venice Biennale, Young European Architects (2021, IT) and Under-35 Architects exhibition (JP, 2019).
Since early 2019, the studio engages in an experimental research project entitled Architecture of By-products, which explores urban wastes as potential architectural materials and urban storytellers. The research has developed into a series of experimental concepts that the studio deliberately shares ideas through public lectures as well as realising pavilions and installations across the globe.