Jorge Almazán Architects is an architecture and urban design practice committed to create environmentally responsible and socially inclusive spaces. Based in Tokyo, and with projects in Japan and Spain, we find constant sources of inspiration in the Japanese material sensitivity and in the Mediterranean urban liveliness. Our practice is translocal: We believe in the international transferring of ideas, and in the critical distance afforded by a foreign gaze, but at the same time we always commit to the local materiality and spatial practices of each context.
We address a wide scope of projects, including interior design, architecture, urban research, community design, curation and publication. We believe in collaboration. We always clarify the needs and opportunities of each project together with the persons involved. We engage users in the decision process through participatory techniques, by conducting questionnaires and interviews, by behavioral observation and mapping.
Jorge Almazán is an architect by the Madrid School of Architecture (Polytechnics University of Madrid), a researcher and an educator at the graduate Center for Space and Environment Design Engineering in Keio University, where he leads Studiolab, a university-based collaboration platform dedicated to design innovation and research.