Toshiharu Naka is a co-principal of Naka Architects’ Studio and has been pursuing the relationship between local communities and architecture for 20 years. In particular, Toshiharu has critically viewed modern houses that are made exclusively for dwelling and designed housing, apartments, and community facilities that create living environments that integrate work and housing. “Small economy” is one of the keywords for these buildings.
After graduating from the University of Tokyo Graduate School, Toshiharu worked at the Riken Yamamoto and Field Shop and set up his own office in 2009. Currently focusing on writing as well as creating architecture, Toshiharu has recently released his book “Two Cycles” published by Lixil, which develops a theory based on the fusion of social architecture and environmental architecture.