Biography

Tomoya Akasaka has been interested in editing time and space since school days and is now engaged in creative research activities, working with urban motifs in Japan and abroad. In 2008, he founded ORGA-Lab first-class architectural design office. While working on projects centering on commerce, he applied new knowledge that he has learned from previous creative research activities. In the course of his activities, he felt the need to step out of the framework of architecture in order to design landscapes, and took the opportunity of incorporation in 2020 to redefine ORGA-Lab as a platform that crosses over genres and include architecture as part of that platform.

Tomoya AKASAKA ( First-class architect, Registration No. 331566 )

1968 Born in Aichi Prefecture.
1994 Graduated the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
1999 Completed the Master’s program for Architectural Theory, Graduate School of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts (Awarded Salon du Printemps)

1999 Vitra Design Museum summer workshop staff in France
1999-2000 Part-time assistant at the computer room of the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo
1999-2002 Part-time assistant at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
2002-2003 POLA ART FOUNDATION external trainee in Switzerland
2003-2005 Trainee under the overseas study program in France for upcoming artists of the Agency for Cultural Affairs

2008 Founded the ORGA-Lab Tomoya Akasaka Architectural Design Office

2008-2017 Part-time instructor at the Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Kanto Gakuin University
2013-2014 Part-time instructor at the Department of Residential Studies, Faculty of Home Economics, Japan Women’s University

2020 Founded the Tomoya Akasaka Architectural Design Office (corporation)