JUNKAN is a Tokyo based company specializing in architecture and design.

The founders share over 20 years’ worth of experience at prestigious firms and institutions in Tokyo and abroad.

Kakizoe Architects

Masaki Kakizoe

Masaki Kakizoe, born in 1981, graduated from University College London in 2006 and became a UK registered Architect after gaining experience at three London based architectural firms, including Rogers Stark Harbor and Partners. He served as a chief architect at Kengo Kuma & Associates from 2011 to 2017, in-charge of various international projects, such as V&A at Dundee, The Langham Tokyo, Vanves Apartment Development, Kiko Milano Store Development, etc. Founded Kakizoe Architects in 2017 and worked as an adjunct instructor at The University of Tokyo in 2018.

Co-founded JUNKAN in 2022.

Katagiri Architecture + Design

Kazuya Katagiri

Kazuya Katagiri, born in 1981, graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2007 and co-founded Lopez Katagiri ARCHITECTS . He served as a project architect at Kengo Kuma & Associates before founded Katagiri Architecture + Design in 2014. He worked as a program associate at Kengo Kuma Laboratory at The University of Tokyo and taught design studios at Universidad de Monterrey and Kogakuin University. He received numerous international prizes including; Architects’ Directory 2017 by Wallpaper Magazine as one of the promising practices from around the world.

Co-founded JUNKAN in 2022.