Architect, Director of SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB, Project Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo
Born in 1985. Hirano holds a Bachelor’s degree from Kyoto University (2009) and received his Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University (2012), where he was awarded the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize. He is a licensed architect and holds a PhD. His design works include “Reinventing Texture” and “Ontology of Holes”. He served as a guest editor for a+u: 2017 May issue which features emerging architects in the US.
Q1: How are you collaborating with SEKISUI HOUSE-KUMA LAB?
A1: Director of SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB
Q2: What is in your photo?
A2: Part of a bookshelf at work.
Q3: Please let us know if the photo contains something worth mentioning.
A3: Sylvia Lavin, Kissing Architecture, Princeton University Press, 2011.
Q4: Tell us about your recent interests.
A4: A discussion of the uncanny nature of 3D scan data and its application to architectural design.
Q5: How do you want to be part of SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB?
A5: We would like to explore what new aesthetics in architecture are through the use of digital technology and discussions with other fields such as art and philosophy.