Studio KU+ is an architectural model workshop based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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  • Doll’s House at Arcam
    Doll’s House at Arcam
    Dolls’ House Project is traveling and now coming to Amsterdam.

    The Dolls’ House Project is a traveling exhibition of Dolls’ Houses, each designed and asse

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  • Intern wanted!
    Intern wanted!
    Studio KU+ is looking for an intern

    An internship in our studio is a learning experience in the field of model making.
    The practice combines craftsmanship

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  • Summer break
    Summer break
    Studio KU+ will be closed for summer break from 7 August to 25 August.

    Happy holidays!!
  • Europe in Africa for the exhibition Solution or Utopia? Design for refugees
    Europe in Africa for the exhibition Solution or Utopia? Design for refugees
    Europe in Africa (EIA) is a proposal  for a new city - state founded on an artificial island built on the shallow Tunisian Plateau right between the Ex

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  • My future is in my past and my past is my present - Tudor Bratu
    My future is in my past and my past is my present - Tudor Bratu
    Studio KU+ has been working closely with an Amsterdam based artist, Tudor Bratu who was invited to present his work in a groupshow at Arti et

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  • BlackJack for Amsterdam Architecture Prize 2017
    BlackJack for Amsterdam Architecture Prize 2017
    The ten nominated buildings for the Amsterdam Architecture Prize 2017 – De Gouden A.A.P. 2017 are now on the show at ARCAM Architecture Center Amsterdam.&nb

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  • A house in Siena
    A house in Siena
    presentation model / scale. 1:500 / materials. plaster, gold leaf, brass mesh / 15 x 10 x 6 cm
    architect. B22, MIDE / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2016
  • Totem
    Totem
    ‘Totem’ for the exhibition ‘30 architects’ at Pavillon de l’Arsenal
    exhibition model / scale. 1:10 / material. Birch plywood / 50 x 50 x 200 cm
    archite

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  • Wishing you a fruitful 2017!
    Wishing you a fruitful 2017!
    Studio KU+ thanks all of you for your ongoing support in 2016 and we wish you a fruitful year 2017.
    The studio will be closed for the holidays from 24 Decem

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  • Vlotwateringbrug
    Vlotwateringbrug
    ‘Vlotwateringbrug: The Bat-bridge’ for the Dutch Design Awards Show during the Dutch Design Week 2016 
    exhibition model / scale. 1:75 / materials. poly

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  • Exhibition 30 architects
    Exhibition 30 architects
    Our new work for Dutch architects Monadnock will be presented at the 
    exhibition '30 architects' at Pavillon de l'Arsenal in Paris.

    Opening '30 archi

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  • Dolls' House - POPPENHUIS’ WERELD
    Dolls' House - POPPENHUIS’ WERELD
    prototype / scale. no scale / materials. MDF, 3D print (FFF), magnet / 15 x 11 x 16 cm each
    architect. Atelier PUUUR / team. Kaita Shinagawa, Marion Blume, Mika Yamakoshi
    2016
  • Building U
    Building U
    presentation model / scale. 1:500 / materials. Acrylic sheets, Beech wood, Beech veneer, MDF / 120 x 50 x 14cm
    architect. Proof of the sum / team. Kaita Shinagawa, Sae Honda
    2016
  • The Brutality of Facts
    The Brutality of Facts
    ‘The Brutality of Facts’ for the exhibition ‘The Measure of our Traveling Feet’ at Marres
    exhibition model / scale. 1:50 / materials. cement, brick grains,

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  • Smiley
    Smiley
    presentation model / scale. 1:200 / materals. polystyren sheet, foam, cardboard, diverse materials / 68 x 17 x 11 cm
    architect. Studioninedots / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2016
  • The Measure of our Traveling Feet
    The Measure of our Traveling Feet
    The exhibition ‘The Measure of our Traveling Feet’ will open at Marres, House for Contemporary Culture in Maastricht on Saturday 24 September.

    Studio KU+

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  • The Shell for a prototype machine
    The Shell for a prototype machine
    prototype / scale. 1:1 / material. acrylic sheet / shell A: 87 x 42 x 38 cm, shell B: 85 x 54 x 14 cm
    client. ECCO Leather / design. Innovation Lab ECC

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  • Stick World
    Stick World
    'Stick World' for the exhibition ‘Gabriel Lester's Unresolved’ at De Appel arts centre
    exhibition model / scale. no scale / materials. multiplex, polycarbon

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  • Gabriel Lester's Unresolved
    Gabriel Lester's Unresolved
    The exhibition ‘Gabriel Lester’s Unresolved’ opens at De Appel Arts Center in Amsterdam.
    Studio KU+ has realized a sculptural piece contributed and designed

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  • Fibonacci Amsterdam
    Fibonacci Amsterdam
    presentation model / scale. 1:1000 / materials. 3D print (FFF), acrylic sheet, mdf, PS sheet / D55 x 8 cmdeveloper. VORM Ontwikkeling / architect. The

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  • Hackable Cityplot - IABR 2016
    Hackable Cityplot - IABR 2016
    IABR-2016-THE NEXT ECONOMY is now on show.
    Studio KU+ has been taking part in the exhibition of Hackable Cityplot and realized a 1:250 model of the Bui

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  • EDC Las Vegas 2015
    EDC Las Vegas 2015
    presentation model / scale. 1:500 / materials.  mdf, 3D print (FFF), plastic profile, polystyrene, clay, diverse materials / 128 x 205 x 10 cm
    des

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  • TIM New Headquarters
    TIM New Headquarters
    presentation model / scale. 1:100 / materials. SLS 3D print, acrylic sheet, cardboard / 135 x 172 x 150 cm
    architect. UNO-A Architetti Associati / mode

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  • Villa Endymion
    Villa Endymion
    presentation model / scale. 1:100 / materials. mdf, cardboard, card, pvc sheet, polystyrene sheet, 3D print(FFF), diverse materials / 26 x 66 x 26 cm
    a

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  • Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
    Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
    exhibition model / scale. 1:15 / materials. mdf, acrylic sheet, diverse materials / 156 x 43 x 118 cm
    exhibition design. Theo Tienhooven / team. K

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  • Tussenstop
    Tussenstop
    competition model / scale. 1:25 / materials. acrylic stick, balsa wood, multiplex, branch, vinyl sheet, 3D print (FFF) / 75 x 47 x 15 cm
    design. Polyes

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  • Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder opend
    Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder opend
    Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Loard in Attic) has been opened as the renewed museum on 22nd September after years of restoration and building a new

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  • OCC
    OCC
    competition model / scale. 1:500 / materials. walnut, ash, pear, sapele, african padauk, beech / 25 x 14 x 7 cm (excl. neighboring buildings)
    developer

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  • Studio relocated!
    Studio relocated!
    We are excited about our new studio at Gedempt Hamerkanaal 111.

    Studio KU+ is now located across the IJ channel, Amsterdam Noord, in a former warehouse wh

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  • Lovers and Coffins
    Lovers and Coffins
    maquette adaptation for the script / scale. 1:25 / materials. multiplex, 3D print(FFF), metal fittings, diverse materials / 33 x 54 x 27 cm
    scriptwrite

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  • City Campus 1 Tilburg
    City Campus 1 Tilburg
    presentation model / scale. 1:500 / materials. acrylic block, diverse wood, veneer sheet, triplex / 20 x 18 x 10 cm
    architect. LEVS Architecten / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2015
  • Ertskade
    Ertskade
    competition model / scale. 1:500 / materials. cherrywood, mdf, cardboard, paper, acrylic sheet, diverse materials / 110 x 160 x 15 cm
    developer. Kondor

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  • Café Oostoever
    Café Oostoever
    presentation model / scale. 1:100 / materials. MDF, card board, pvc sheet, vivak sheet, plastic profile / 45 x 30 x 20 cm
    developer. Oostoever Vastgoed

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  • Bloemendaal
    Bloemendaal
    presentation model / scale. 1:1000 / materials. birch veneer, cherry wood, copper mesh, acrylic sheet, mdf / 50 x 30 x 8 cm
    architect. XVW architectuur / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2014
  • Danzigerkade
    Danzigerkade
    competition model / scale. 1:200 / materials. acrylic sheet, 3D print(FFF), mdf, cardboard, diverse materials / 40 x 40 x 10 cm
    architect. The Cloud Co

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  • Lucent Hilversum
    Lucent Hilversum
    presentation model / scale. 1:50 / materials. mdf, cardboard, paper, plastic sheet, 3D print (FFF), diverse materials / 52 x 47 x 40 cm
    architect. Stud

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  • YAP MAXXI 2014
    YAP MAXXI 2014
    competition model / scale. 1:100 / materials. colored paper, cardboard, sandpaper, fabric, diverse materials
    architect. B22 / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2014
    YAP/ the Young Architects Program on MoMA
  • The Transforming City
    The Transforming City
    exhibition model / scale. 1:200 / materials. acrylic sheet, polystyrene sheet, colored paper, cardboard, metal fittings, mdf, foam, diverse materials
    exhibi

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  • A Disquieting Suggestion
    A Disquieting Suggestion
    exhibition model / scale. 1:70 / materials. tile adhesive, plaster, mdf, beech veneer, 3D print (FFF), diverse materials
    artist. Tudor Bratu /&nbs

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  • TUDOR BRATU A Disquieting Suggestion (after Maclntyre)
    TUDOR BRATU A Disquieting Suggestion (after Maclntyre)
    The opening of exhibition "TUDOR BRATU A Disquieting Suggestion (after Maclntyre)" by an artist Tudor Bratu will take a place on 6 February 2014 at the art

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  • website reborn!
    website reborn!
    To conclude the busiest year for Studio KU+ as well as to welcome another successful year in 2014, we proudly launch a new website.

    reborn Studio KU+ websitepowered by Kai Takihara (NISOR)
  • Transforming City
    Transforming City
    Studio KU+ has been involved to realize the exhibition models for the exhibition "Transforming City" at 2013 Bi-City UrbanismArchitecture Biennale Hong Kong

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  • A Model For Savamala
    A Model For Savamala
    research project / scale. 1:200 / materials. Spanish house, Geozavod: acrylic sheet, foam, diverse
    researcher. A Model For Savamala (Boba Stani, M

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  • A Model For Savamala
    A Model For Savamala
    A Model For Savamala is part of the Urban Incubator, a project of Excellence by Goethe-Institut in Belgrade.

    Studio KU+ has been invited to give a worksho

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  • Silos
    Silos
    exhibition model / scale. 1:100 / materials. acrylic tube, acrylic plate, mdf, pvc sheet, diverse materials
    architect. Xaveer De Geyter Architects / te

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  • XDGA_160_EXPO
    XDGA_160_EXPO
    XDGA_160_EXPO by Xaveer De Geyter Architects (Brussels, Belgium) starts from 8th November. Studio KU+ have been involved to realize their important projects

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  • De Heldringschool
    De Heldringschool
    competition model / scale. 1:150 / materials. cardboard, diverse paper, mdf, foam, diverse
    architect. Berger Barnett architecten / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2013
  • SWEETS
    SWEETS
    exhibition model / scale. 1:50 / materials. cardboard, mdf, pvc sheet, diverse materials
    architect. space&matter / team. Kaita Shinagawa, Georgina Ferrer, Takahiro Yonezu
    2013
  • SWEETS
    SWEETS
    The exhibition SWEETS, about Amsterdam’s bridge control buildings. Computerization of the bridges’ operating system means that these buildings will soon bec

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  • Gem Houses 2013 S/S collection
    Gem Houses 2013 S/S collection
    original necklace and earrings / scale. 1:1000 / materials. acrylic, diverse metal fittings2013
  • Things That Tell
    Things That Tell
    Things that Tell: pop-up art event by 23 artists
    4 days pop-up shop filled with products made specifically for this event by artists, designers, writers, ra

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  • Peetersschool
    Peetersschool
    presentation model / scale. 1:200 / materials. cardboard, diverse paper, MDF, foam, diverse
    architect. Berger Barnett architecten / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2013
  • Kwatrijnstable
    Kwatrijnstable
    presentation model / scale. 1:150 / materials. Veneer wood, cardboard, plastic profile, metal wire, pvc sheet, mdf
    architect. Vista / team. Kaita Shinagawa, Georgina Ferrer
    2013
  • Rheinlehne Pratteln Basel
    Rheinlehne Pratteln Basel
    presentation model / scale. 1:200 / materials. cardboard, mdf, pvc sheet, diverse materials
    architect. Studioninedots / team. Kaita Shinagawa, Georgina Ferrer
    2013
  • boxXshop 2012
    boxXshop 2012
    Studio KU+ in collaboration with Tomohiko Murakami, have come back and participated the pop-up Christmas gift market 'boxXshop 2012' in Lloyd Hotel Amsterda

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  • Cityplot
    Cityplot
    exhibition model / scale. 1:200 / materials. cement, acrylic block, mdf
    architect. Studioninedots / team. Kaita Shinagawa, Georgina Ferrer
    2012
  • Nieuwe Oogst 2012
    Nieuwe Oogst 2012
    'The city of the future. Exhibition Nieuwe Oogst 2012' at Arcam: Architecture Center Amsterdam opens 13 October 2012.
    Studio KU+ has been involved to visual

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  • Foodcenter Amsterdam
    Foodcenter Amsterdam
    competition model / scale. 1:200 / materials. cardboard, plastic sheet, mdf, diverse materials
    developer. AM / architect. HVDN architecten / landscape. Vista / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2012
  • Macro Lot Ya
    Macro Lot Ya
    competition model / scale. 1:500 / materials. cardboard, acrylic plate
    architect. Studioninedots / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2012
  • IWZ
    IWZ
    competition model / scale. 1:2000 / materials. acrylic plate, card board
    architect. Claus en Kaan Architecten / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2012
  • TRUE LIES: BHSF office talks
    TRUE LIES: BHSF office talks
    Kaita Shinagawa, as a part of an Amsterdam architects group, has been invited to give a talk on 'TRUE LIES - The fifth series of the BHSF office talks' has

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  • Carlsberg Brewhouse
    Carlsberg Brewhouse
    competition model / scale. 1:50 / materials. polystyrene sheet, foam, plastic profiles
    project team. DAY, Ijsfontein, Elastik Architecture / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2012
  • Hoge Raad
    Hoge Raad
    presentation model / scale. 1:200 / materials. acrylic plate, mdf, plaster
    architect. Claus en Kaan Architecten / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2011
  • Over the Red Light District
    Over the Red Light District
    exhibition model + exhibition display / scale. 1:200 / materials. acrylic block, acrylic plate, foam, diverse wires and metal fittings
    exhibitor. Tsaih

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  • Over the Red Light District
    Over the Red Light District
    The exhibition "Over the Red Light District" by Boundary Unlimited (Tsaiher Cheng) has been opened from 9 December till 20 January 2012.

    Studio KU+ has be

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  • Gem Houses for boxXshop
    Gem Houses for boxXshop
    original necklace and earrings / scale. 1:1000 / materials. acrylic, gold or platinum leaf, diverse metal fittings
    limited edition accessories for boxXshop 2011 - 2012
    2011
  • boxXshop 2011
    boxXshop 2011
    Studio KU+ in collaboration with a carpenter/craftsman Tomohiko Murakami from Japan, will be participating and bring you gifts for Christmas at boxXshop in

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  • vd Polweg Delft
    vd Polweg Delft
    competition model / scale. 1:200 / materials. cardboard, acrylic sheet
    architect. Studioninedots / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2011
  • Instant house 2011
    Instant house 2011
    Studio KU+ realized a model of the Instant house 2011 pavilion, designed by a team of denieuwegeneratie and B22, is exhibited during the MADE expo architect

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  • Instant House
    Instant House
    exhibition model / scale. 1:50 / materials. acrylic block, cork board, mdf
    architect. denieuwegeneratie + B22 / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2011
  • Studio KU+ refreshed!
    Studio KU+ refreshed!
    Studio KU+ refreshed its visual identity to commemorate the 2nd anniversary and moving of the studio. Many thanks to Masaaki Oyamada who has been working on

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  • Kavel 1
    Kavel 1
    presentation model / scale. 1:50 / materials. vivak, cardboard, diverse card, foam, veneer
    architect. Studioninedots / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2011
  • Wallpaper* Holiday House
    Wallpaper* Holiday House
    The model for "Wallpaper* Holiday House" designed by Olaf Gipser Architects has been published on Wallpaper* magazine July 2011 issue: Architects Directory

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  • Wallpaper* Holiday House
    Wallpaper* Holiday House
    publication - exhibition model / scale. 1:50 / materials. veneer wood, vivak, acrylic plate, beads, mdf
    architect. Olaf Gipser Architects / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2011
  • Lammenschanspark
    Lammenschanspark
    presentation model / scale. 1:500 / materials. acrylic block, plastic sheet, card board
    developer. Ymere / architect. HVDN architecten / landscape. Karres e

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  • KMSKA
    KMSKA
    exhibition model / scale. 1:200 / materials. veneer wood, mdf, acrylic plate, polystyrene sheet
    architect. Claus en Kaan Architecten / team. Kaita Shinagawa, Model&Objekt
    2011
  • Musea in de 21e eeuw
    Musea in de 21e eeuw
    The exhibition "Musea in de 21e eeuw (Museums in the 21st Century)" opens on 29 January 2011 - 30 April 2011 at the KMSKA (Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

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  • Museum der Weltkulturen
    Museum der Weltkulturen
    competition model / scale. 1:500 / materials. acrylic, plastic sheet, card board
    architect. Claus en Kaan Architecten / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2010
  • Ibba
    Ibba
    presentation model / scale. 1:50 / materials. veneer wood, paper, foam board, card board
    architect. de+ge architecten / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2010
  • Holon New City Square
    Holon New City Square
    competition model / scale. 1:500 / materials. card board, pvc sheet, plastic sheet, paper
    architect. Wimgender Hovenier Architecten, BK Architects / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2010
  • USCC
    USCC
    exhibition model / scale. 1:50 / materials. mdf, Veneer wood, Foam
    architect. space&matter / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2010
  • WEST ARCH
    WEST ARCH
    The exhibition "WEST ARCH" opens on 12 September - 14 November at Ludwig Forum, Aachen. 
    studio KU+ has involved in a part of this exhibition with spac

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  • Visegrad
    Visegrad
    competition model / scale. 1:500 / materials. MDF, acryl plate
    architect. space&matter, sprikk, STANICSHINAGAWA DESIGNS / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2011
  • Dreef
    Dreef
    exhibition model / scale. 1:250 / materials. acrylic plate, pvc sheet, foam, veneer wood
    architect. Claus en Kaan Architecten / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2010
  • Oostvaardersplassen
    Oostvaardersplassen
    competition - exhibition model / scale. 1:200 / materials. veneer wood, vivak sheet, pe sheet, wood profile, card board
    architect. Olaf Gipser Architects +

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  • De Autarc
    De Autarc
    presentation model / scale. 1:25 / materials. mdf board, vivak sheet, metal mesh, wood profile, plastic profile, card board, paper, plastic sheet
    architect.

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  • The Making of Vrijstaat Amsterdam
    The Making of Vrijstaat Amsterdam
    The exhibition "The Making of Vrijstaat Amsterdam" opens on 14 October - 29 November as a part of the 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam at D

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  • chocolat De Appel
    chocolat De Appel
    gift chocolate / scale. 1:300 / materials. chocolate, silicon mold
    architect. denieuwegeneratie architecten / chocolate casting. Van Soest Chocolatier / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2009
  • De Appel
    De Appel
    presentation model / scale. 1:50 / materials. foam board, paper, plastic sheet, pp sheet, cork board
    architect. denieuwegeneratie architecten / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2009
  • Paleis van de Volksvlijt
    Paleis van de Volksvlijt
    exhibition model / scale. 1:1000 / materials. japanese paper, plastic stick, wood
    exhibitor. MUST stedebouw / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2009
  • Vrijstaat Amsterdam
    Vrijstaat Amsterdam
    The exhibition "Vrijstaat Amsterdam (Free State of Amsterdam)" opens on 27 September - 08 November as a part of the 4th International Architecture Biennale

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  • China Tea Jelly Town
    China Tea Jelly Town
    research project / scale. 1:400 / materials. tea jelly (4 flavors), ontbijtkoek, mylar film, wood
    researcher. Nest Project, Boundary Unlimited / team. Kaita Shinagawa, UNOBENTO
    2009
  • China Tea Jelly Town
    China Tea Jelly Town
    China Tea Jelly Town has taken a place at the China Town Tea Festival Amsterdam on 26 September.
    studio KU+ has participated as a collaborator to build up t

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  • FLOAT
    FLOAT
    competition model / scale. 1:5 / materials. cardboard, craft paper
    design. Buro Jasper Bode / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2009
  • Swiss Re
    Swiss Re
    competition model / scale. 1:500 / materials. acrylic, plastic sheet, mylar film
    architect. Claus en Kaan Architecten / team. Kaita Shinagawa
    2009
  • studio KU+ launched!
    studio KU+ launched!
    Studio KU+ [kuh∙plˈʌs] is bravely launched in Amsterdam.

    We provide high quality scale representations of the projects or proposals for the clients with u

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