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Astrid Klein

Astrid Klein is a partner at Tokyo studio Klein Dytham Architecture.

Klein was born in Germany and studied at the Cologne International School of Design before attending the Royal College of Art and moving to Japan, where she worked for Toyo Ito.

She established Klein Dytham Architecture with Mark Dytham in the early 90s, and the practice has since won numerous awards, including WAF World Cultural Building and the Design For Asia Grand Prize. Their projects include office fit-outs, houses, private residences, retail stores and resorts, namely the recently completed Picchio Visitors Centre.

Klein is a sought after speaker, previously lecturing at Berkeley University and currently teaching at Musashino University in Tokyo and the Architecture School for Kids by Toyo Ito. Astrid is also a board member of NPO Home For All, an initiative to build community hubs in the tsunami and earthquake affected areas of Japan. She is and co-founder of creative networking event PechaKucha.

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