99th Edition – Zak World of Façades Japan

This will be the 99th edition globally and the 1st edition in Tokyo which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Group Leader - Architectural Design Division, Kajima Corporation
Design Division of KAJIMA CORPORATION. He was born in Osaka and graduated from Nihon University, architecture department. He joined Kajima corporation architectural division in 1999. His main works include, Benetton Store in Shinsaibashi, Omiya prime east, Nakano central park and...
Technical Manager, Schüco Japan
He has over 20 years of experience in the Japanese construction industry (8 years in high-rise building interior design and construction, 12 years in high-rise unitized curtain wall design and production), including 10 years working overseas. Now He is Schueco...
Partner, PLP Architecture
Midori is a design partner at PLP Architecture in London. She has over 20 years’ professional experience designing complex office, residential, academic, institutional and master planning projects across the UK, the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Midori is...
Executive Director, Maki and Associates
General Manager, Cosentino Japan
MAMORU SEKO is the General Manager of Cosentino Japan. Cosentino is a global, Spanish company that produces and distributes high value innovative and sustainable surfaces solutions for the world of Architecture & Design. After having experienced many European imported interior...
Senior Executive Officer and Tokyo Office Director, Jun Mitsui & Associates
Born in Ishikawa Prefecture in 1969. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Meiji University in 1991. Joined Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects in 2000. Currently, he is the head of the company’s Tokyo office and senior executive...
President, Schüco Japan
SengChye Koek joined Schüco in year 2021 as the President of Schüco Japan with the aim to provide a different set of value propositions to the Japanese market, focusing on “sustainability” and “digitalization” around products not currently available to owners...
Partner, Klein Dytham Architecture
Born in Varese, Italy, and a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, Astrid moved to Japan in the late 1980s. After working with Toyo Ito, she established Klein Dytham architecture (KDa) in Tokyo with Mark Dytham. KDa has...
Senior Architect, Mitsubishi Jisho Design
Graduating from Faculty of Architecture at Meiji University, Joined Mitsubishi Estate in 1995, Senior Architect at Shanghai Office in 2008, Currently Senior Architect at Tokyo Head Office. Last year, he was the only Japanese Architect to win the Gold Award...
Senior Director - Architecture | Global, Nihon Sekkei
Shuichi Ishikawa is a Chief Architect of Nihon Sekkei which is one of the Largest architectural firms in Japan specializing for urban design, architecture design, and sustainable design. After earning a master’s degree in architecture from Kyoto University graduate school...
Principal & CEO, Hoshino Architects
Hiroaki Hoshino has practiced architectural design in London, Dubai and Tokyo and is qualified as an Architect in both the UK and Japan. He joined Hopkins Architects’ London office in 2000 and was appointed ‘Representative in Japan’ for Hopkins Architects...
Head of Contract Development - APAC, Florim
Having a master’s degree in in Civil Engineering from the University of Bologna (Italy), Davide is a registered Professional Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the planning, design and construction management, specialized in cladding solutions. Currently working...
Sales and Marketing Director, AGC Inc.
Mr. Kawanobe has been in charge of sales and marketing regarding glass and building materials business in Japan. He was concerned about not only for building but also industrial glass business. He is the professional about Japan glass market. He...
Partner, Kengo Kuma and Associates
Minoru Yokoo was born in 1996 in Tokyo. He graduated from ICS College of Arts in 1990. He joined Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990. Yokoo has engaged in the projects of Noh Stage in the Forest in 1996 (Architectural...
Chief Architect - Architectural Design III Design Division, Taisei Corporation
Minoru Yamamoto joined Taisei Corporation in 1990 and has been a member of the Design Division, and currently oversees several design rooms within the department as Manager of the Architectural Design Division 3. So far, I have been in charge...
Senior Executive Officer & Chief Design Officer, Nikken Sekkei
Group Leader - Architectural Design (Advanced Design) Group 4 Architectural Design Section 2, Design Department,, Takenaka Corporation
Senior Façade Engineer, Arup Japan
Piet Lycke is Arup’s Tokyo office Façade Discipline Leader, heading a team of 10+ engineers and designers. His passion for façade design lies in the multi-facetted challenge to balance architectural design intent with technical and sustainability requirements. He has a...
Sales Manager, Serge Ferrari Japan
Toshiki YOKOO is a Sales Manager at K.K. Ferrari Japan. He has expertise in particular to the market of textile architecture and textile façade, which always requires the qualified skill and knowledge about textile strength and engineering process. He has...
Senior Innovation Manager, Schüco International
Oliver is an Senior Innovation Manager at Schüco, one of the leading international suppliers of high-quality window, door and façade systems and has over 25 years of experience in buildings and façades.   After an apprenticeship as a carpenter and...
Head of Product Management – Advanced Interlayer Solutions Division, Kuraray America Inc.
Jennifer Schneider has worked in the laminated glass industry for over 14 years and is currently the Structural and Security Glazing Market Manager for Kuraray.  She has been involved in the development, commercialization, and marketing of new interlayers for laminated...
Conference Agenda
  • Architecture and façade challenges from a life cycle perspective
  • Operational and embodied carbon aspects
  • The importance of façades in decarbonisation
  • Design & function
  • Thermal comfort & visual comfort
  • Best solution for renovation
  • Case study on the Sotheby’s International Realty Building in California
  • Environment, Health, and Space
  • Japanese sensitivity
  • Nature for the future
  • The environment surrounding renewable energy and contribution of BIPV
  • Introduction of various types of BIPV
  • Project references of BIPV
  • Technology and design
  • Architectural solutions
  • Smart buildings - Smart skins
  • Human and nature activation through façade, building and city design
  • Life cycle design approach
  • Branding through strong visual identity
  • Craftsmanship by detailed design
  • Intentional use of colours
  • Summary of CTBUH research project
  • Best practices in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines
  • Impact of the glass design and the right choice of interlayer
  • What is Large Format Tile?
  • How’s it possible as Façade?
  • What is our mission?
Photo Gallery
Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 12, 2022 8:00 am
  • End Date
    October 12, 2022 6:30 pm
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    Tokyo, 4-7-36 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 140-0001, Japan