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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.

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.

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.

Studio Schwitalla is founded by architect Max Schwitalla in Berlin in 2012. He studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and received his Master’s degree from the ETH Zurich. Prior to Studio Schwitalla, he has worked for OMA and Graft, and co-founded HENN StudioB. The studio focuses on experimental works intersecting architecture and urban design, conceiving of neighborhoods as three dimensional structures in response to future urban mobility.