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Keisuke Maeda was born in 1974 in Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima, Japan. In 2003, five years after obtaining the Takizawa Prize for the best thesis of the year from the Department of Architecture at Kokushikan University, he established his own office UID, which stands for Universal Innovative Design. Since then, he has won numerous awards, including the Dedalo Minosse International Prize – Occam Under 40 from the ALA – Assoarchitetti in Italy, AR House 2016, Design Vanguard Awards 2014 and JIA Young Architect Award 2012.

Studiomake is a Bangkok-based design office founded by David Schafer and his late partner, Im Sarasalin Schafer, since 2009. David Schafer is an architect and fabricator. He studied architecture at the University of Arizona and fine arts at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Studiomake is inspired by tradition, technology, and constant questioning. The studio works in an integrated approach where the act of design and the act of construction have no distinct boundaries.

Estudio Barozzi Veiga is a Barcelona-based architectural office founded in 2004 by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga. Fabrizio Barozzi graduated from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla. He also studied at the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris La Villette. Alberto Veiga graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Navarra.

Shingo Masuda and Katsuhisa Otsubo established their practice shortly after graduating in 2007. Although difficult economic conditions in modern-day Japan have limited their professional opportunities to mostly interior projects and renovations, they quickly garnered professional recognition and numerous prizes including the prestigious Emerging Architecture Award, with previous winners including Sou Fujimoto and Li Xiaodong.

Anjalendran is an architect from Sri Lanka, who in spite of his mostly small scale projects, is renowned as one of the leading architects of his country and has gained global recognition with his works having been exhibited internationally, including at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Film is a great medium for showing architecture. It can not only explore places and spaces by showing them from different angles, in motion or zooming in on details but unlike photography it is able to capture human interaction with architecture.