WHAT IS ARCHITABI?

We offer consulting on architecture, design and urban development. We are committed to introduce international architects and designers to Japan and help promote Japanese creators overseas.

Our services extend to planning research trips, curating exhibitions and coordinating photoshoots for commercial advertising. Feel free to contact us!

MEGUMI YAMASHITA

Born in Yokohama. She spent her childhood in India with her father who was a broadcast journalist. She majored in history at university with the aim of becoming an archaeologist, but after graduation while working in design industry, thought, “I’d rather make a new one than dig out the old one.” Her travels to America and Europe, struck her with their quality of the design, art, and museums. She studied at an art college in the UK subsequently completing MA in museum studies at University of London.
During that time, she met her husband, who loves architecture, and as she went around looking at architecture, a new passion came into bloom. She took root in London, and around that time, began writing about the latest architecture and design in Europe, including England, at Japanese lifestyle magazine called 'Casabrutas'.
Since then, she has contributed articles to numerous Japanese magazines for more than 20 years. 

Contributed magazines

 

Casa brutas 

Brutas 

Elle decor 

Hill’s Life 

Forbes Japan 

Goethe 

ESQUIRE

Living Design

Architectural Record

Contributed books

Beams at Home

Beams on Life

Phaidon Design Classics

Room: Inside Contemporary Interiors

 

Translated book

美しい住まいの教科書

Co-author

Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture

Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture 2

Interviewed architecture/ artist 

Architect

Japan

Jun Aoki  

Tadao Ando 

Junya Ishigami

Arata Isozaki 

Toyo Itoh

Kengo Kuma

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Yasuhiro Suzuki 

Tsuyoshi Tane

Itsuko Hasegawa 

Kenya Hara 

Shigeru Ban 

Naoto Fukasawa

So Fujimoto

Terunobu Fujimori

Yasumichi Morita

 

 

UK

David Adjaye 

Assemble 

Ron Arad

Paul Williams(Stanton Williams

Asif Khan

Peter Cook(Archigram) 

David Kohn 

Peter St John(Caruso St John) 

David Chipperfield 

Zaha Hadid 

Kathryn Findlay 

Thomas Heatherwick 

John Pawson 

Farshid Moussav 

Richard Rogers

 

Switzerland

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron 

Peter Zumthor

 

America

Frank Gehry

 

Designers

Tomoko Azumi 

Kenneth Grange 

Jasper Conran 

Terence Conran 

Paul Smith 

James Dyson

Marc Newson 

Margaret Howell 

Barber Osgerby 

Jonathan Barnbrook 

Sam Hecht 

Jasper Morrison 

Ross Lovegrove

Axel Kufus

Konstantin Grcic

Dieter Rams

Artists

Anish Kapoor 

Anthony Gormley

Jennifer lee

Damian Hirst
Anselm Kiefer 

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