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About I-Kanda Architects : I-Kanda Architects is an award-winning architectural design practice founded by Isamu & Marley Kanda, following graduation from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

The firm creates buildings and spaces that are modern, yet enduring – equal parts purpose and sculpture; broadly ranging from lofty barn conversions to Back Bay penthouses, boutique storefronts to mountain-side cabins. The firm approaches each project as a new array of needs and desires out of which to conceive uniquely enhanced environments. Their aim is to turn constraints into possibilities - to work with clients, builders and contexts to realize ideas far beyond anyone’s initial hopes.
STATEMENT OF ART:
The firm's motivation stems from an ongoing experimentation with how geometry, structure, light and circulation can be shaped to inspire an elevated experience of space.

The firm creates buildings and spaces that are modern, yet enduring – equal parts purpose and sculpture; broadly ranging from lofty barn conversions to Back Bay penthouses, boutique storefronts to mountain-side cabins. The firm approaches each project as a new array of needs and desires out of which to conceive uniquely enhanced environments. Their aim is to turn constraints into possibilities - to work with clients, builders and contexts to realize ideas far beyond anyone’s initial hopes.

ORGANIZATION:
I-Kanda Architects

EDUCATION:
2005, Architecture, M.Arch Degree, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge/USA
1998, Structural Engineering, B.S. Degree, Cornell University School of Engineering, Ithaca/USA

EXPERIENCE:
Prior to founding I-Kanda, Isamu worked as a Senior Associate at Arquitectonica International, and also for Preston Scott Cohen, FTL Happold, and Santiago Calatrava.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2017 SMALL FIRMS DESIGN HONOR AWARD EXHIBIT - by the Boston chapter of the AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2005 HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN - Studio Works Exhibition, Preston Scott Cohen: 2CC

2004 HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN - Studio Works Exhibition, Core 4: Housing Architecture

AWARDS:
2018 BEST OF BOSTON HOME AWARD for Urban Architect, BOSTON/USA

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2018, DWELL, Feature, “A Prefab Cabin in New Hampshire is a Magnificent Mountain Retreat”

2018, DEZEEN, Feature, "I-Kanda places angular cabin atop granite rock in New England"

2018, ARCHITECT, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, Feature, "Cabin on a Rock"

2018, WORLD-ARCHITECTS, Feature, Building of the Week, Cabin on a Rock

2017, BOSTON HOME, Cover, Fall, Volume 16, Number 4 “The Dynamic Redo”

2017, BOSTON GLOBE, Home of the Week, - "Dairy Barn-Turned-Home Boasts 30-foot-Plus Ceilings"

2017, ARCHITIZER, Feature, Project of the Day]

2017, CURBED, Feature,

2017, INHABITAT, Feature, Cabin Perched on a Granite Rock to Minimize Environmental Impact

2017, CAANDESIGN, Feature, Cabin on a Rock - Allowing Dramatic Views Across the Valley at Several Prominent Peaks

2017, ARCHCOLLEGE, Feature, 岩石上的小屋——探索独特场地的有
可能性 - Cabin on the Rock - Explore the Unlimited Possibilities of Unique Venues

2017, COOLECTOR, Cabin on a Rock

2017, UNCRATE, Cabin on a Rock

2017, SZTUKA ARCHITEKTURY, Бунгало на скалата – семейна мини къща - Family Mini House

2016, BOSTON GLOBE MAGAZINE, Cover, Feb. 14, “The Seven-Year Fix”

2015, BOSTON HOME, Feature, Summer, Volume 14, Number 3, “Where the Art Is”

2011, BOSTON HOME, Article, Spring, Urban Oasis

2010, BARN AGAIN, RESTORED & NEW FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, Schiffer Publishing Ltd

2010, SHINGLE STYLE ARCHITECTURE, Schiffer Publishing Ltd

2007, GOOD LIFE, BETTER LIVING IN GREATER BOSTON, Article, Fall

2006, NEW YORK TIMES, Article, June 8, House & Home, D3

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN STUDIO WORKS Exhibition, Preston Scott Cohen: 2 Columbus Circle - 2003

HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN STUDIO WORKS Exhibition, Core 4: Housing Architecture - 2005

ACCOLADES:
2017 SMALL FIRMS DESIGN HONOR AWARD - by the Boston chapter of the AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Native), Japanese (Near Native)

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
AIA, NCARB, BSA

HOBBIES:
In his free time, he enjoys juggling 2 young sons, gut-renovating his 1850’s townhouse, skiing, and riding Japanese motorcycles.

WEB SITE:
https://www.i-kanda.com/team/

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://www.i-kanda.com/residential/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2018-02-02 20:45:16

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by I-Kanda Architects


Cabin On a Rock Weekend Residence

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2017
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