Kazuma Yamao

Kazuma is a prominent architect based in Tokyo. After years of experience at one of the most renowned architectural offices, CAt, an office well known for their avant-garde architecture for educational buildings, he embarked on his own to establish his firm later in 2013.

Throughout his career, he established and maintained strong connections with people in the discipline in countries across Asia and the Middle East. His ties beyond borders not only helped him widen the scope of his work, but also served as the main trigger behind his approach to design and his value of “cultural sensitivity”.

Going beyond the conservative culture of Japan and fueled by its rich cultural background, he seized the opportunity to diversify by joining forces with two Dubai-based architects in 2018.

The joint-company now goes by the name “waiwai”, a Japanese idiom for “the sound of excitement.”

It is an international architecture, landscape, and urban design office based in Tokyo and Dubai. waiwai’s array of cultural backgrounds communicate with one another through the process of architecture itself, using a clear, simple, and deliberate approach.

山雄 和真

山雄和真是东京的杰出建筑师。他在CAt——一家以大胆前卫的学府设计著称的建筑公司工作数年后,后来在2013年成立自己的建筑事务所。

在山雄和真的职业生涯中,他在亚洲和中东国家建立深厚人脉,这不仅让他扩大了工作范围,也影响了他的设计理念和加强文化敏感度

2018年,他既以日本浓厚的文化为根基,又突破日本文化中的保守之风,抓住了多元化变革的机会,与两名迪拜的建筑设计师携手合作,开拓“waiwai”这家建筑事务所。waiwai在日语中意指激情之声,它兼具建筑、景观、城市设计实力,在东京和迪拜设有办公室。通过建筑设计,多元文化也在waiwai中取得了简易直率的沟通。