Tato Architects / Yo Shimada

650-0002 2-13-23, Kitano-cho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo, Giappone

Yo Shimada founded Tato Architects in 1997, after he graduated from KCUA. As a student, he completed a number of designs and build architecture projects at the school.Based in his home town of Kobe, Tato Architects undertakes projects throughout various locations in Japan. The projects are mainly private houses; however, in recent years the office has taken on assignments for interior and installation work as well. The ideology of the practice is to formulate positive outcomes through understanding the subtle conditions and constraints of everyday life, which exist within notions of place, culture and the ongoing history of architecture