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

ABOUT

about Studio KU+

Studio KU+

About US

"We Are What We Make"


Studio KU+ [kuhpls] is an architectural model workshop based in Amsterdam founded by Kaita Shinagawa in 2009.
Our services include producing high quality scale models, physical representations and associating in design process for meeting the demands in various fields; urban development, architecture, interior design, product design, art and cultural projects. We are responsive and work with pleasure on both practical and experimental projects. Our creative enthusiasm teamed with the close collaboration with our clients creates works that exceed their expectations.

Kaita Shinagawa - Founder | Modelmaker | Designer

Founder, Kaita Shinagawa (JP 1979) creates architectural objects and technical models that stimulate and enchant clients for his high precision works. He has a unique sense of creativity and is able to translate and visualize any idea or concept of the projects in various fields and scales.
Japanese trained architectural modelmaker and designer, Shinagawa has previously worked as a senior modelmaker at Claus en Kaan Architecten (Amsterdam, NL). While in Japan, Shinagawa worked in various architectural / interior design fields. Graduated at Kobe design university (JP 2002) for Environmental and architecture design. Followed by Sapporo School of The Arts (JP 2000) for fundamental art and design.

Christianna Tsigkou - Production manager | Modelmaker

Creativity and the arts have always played an important role in Tsigkou’s life. Soon after obtaining her diploma in Architecture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR 2016), she started working at Decode Fab Lab in Athens as a modelmaker and fabricator. Her love for filmmaking led her to study at the European Film College (DK 2017). For her graduation at the college, she worked on a short stop motion animation film as a set designer and builder. On top of being a modelmaker, Tsigkou plans, organizes and oversees the production process at Studio KU+ and she loves to experiment with stop motion clips at her practice.

Giuseppe Ceci - Modelmaker | Architect

Since his young age, the idea of “making” has always been in Ceci’s mind. The passion about woodworking as later brought him into the architecture world and so he moved to Milan to study at the Politecnico of Milan where he has obtained the Bachelor and Master degree in Architecture (IT 2016). After few experiences as an architect in Milan, Den Haag and Rotterdam, Ceci moved to Amsterdam where he started to work at Studio KU+ as a modelmaker. Here he has finally found the opportunity to join his passions and his “hobbies” by making architecture models and at the same time he is still experimenting by making small pieces of furniture using different materials and techniques.

Radhika Vibhakar - Studio manager | Modelmaker

Being brought up in the most diverse culture of Indian sub-continent, Vibhakar finds herself between architecture and management. She is trained as an architect by profession from Vadodara Design Academy (IN 2016). She has worked in established firms in India and the Netherlands. Her curiosity in architecture models brought her to Studio KU+. Starting with learning the professionalism of model making, today Vibhakar works as studio manager overseeing the studio on a larger scale from handling clients to overviewing projects. She is fond of painting, baking, writing and traveling.

Team (Current & Past)
Shigeo Arikawa, Conxa Gené, Meng Hsun Wu, Marta Róbertsdóttir, Ashton Yangwook Kang, Anna groet, Oscar Sanders, Ernesto Yélamos Quedada, Edgars Rožkalns, Elise Laurent, Lucia Moretti, Sae Honda, Marion Blume, Kohei Yamakoshi, Georgina Ferrer


intro video by Ayako Nishibori
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digital creative by BACK2NOW COM


Copyright

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Terms of use

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Privacy Policy

Introduction

In our company, confidentiality, safety and care are important concepts. Corporate social responsibility and good employment practices also mean that we are dealing with personal data and privacy according to the rules.

How we deal with this can be found in this document. If you believe that these rules are not properly stated or are being observed, we urge you to contact us.

Confidentiality

Studio KU+ works according to the privacy laws and regulations. We process your data confidentially, safely and carefully and respect your rights.

To achieve the purpose for which the personal data are processed, privacy is restricted as much as possible. The infringement will not be disproportionate. The information is not kept longer than necessary.

We process personal data, including those of our staff, our business relations, and customers. In special cases, we will ask your (free, specific, informed and unambiguous) permission for processing. Your permission will be recorded and saved. You can withdraw your permission in principle.

Relations and customers

We keep the personal details of our business relations and customers in connection with the items below as long as necessary, so for the shortest possible term. In some cases, legal retention periods apply. For others, we use internal guidelines.

Social Media

If you participate in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc., you should be familiar with the tools that these sites offer to set your preferences for sharing personal data through your social media profile ( and). When we process personal data in this context, we are also bound by this privacy policy.

Special personal data

We do not process special personal data such as information about health and union membership, unless with your permission or strictly within the limits of the law.
– Medical information employees
– Incident warning system
– BSN
– Legal obligation

Safety

We make every effort to guarantee your privacy. Our employees have a duty of confidentiality and only need access to information for the performance of their duties. Our computer network and the building is secured for this purpose.

In the event that, in spite of our security measures, personal data may (or could) have come from third parties without access rights, we will inform you immediately, as well as the Authority for personal data.

Processing for and by third parties

We use the services of other companies. That falls under our responsibility. We conclude and conclude processing agreements with these companies.

Carefulness


If you want information about our processing of your personal data, we will only give you this information after a positive identification.

You are then entitled to:
– inspection of data recorded by you
– correction or removal
– objection to certain methods of use

You can submit a request for access, correction, deletion or objection to us with a copy of your identity document. We will then respond within 2 weeks.


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