Kitadori is a three-storey house that forms part of the prestigious Escarpment housing estate. Kita means ‘north’ and dori means ‘bird’ in Japanese. The house was christened as such by the owner to personify a bird adapting seamlessly into the natural landscape in this northern region of Japan. Kitadori’s parti reads as two longitudinal volumes stacked nonchalantly like Lego blocks on the stepped earth. The two-storey top block is angled almost perpendicularly to the base, resulting in a generous outdoor balcony on the latter’s roof.
1978, born in Hokkaido, Japan.
2005, graduated undergraduate program from Southern California Institute of Architecture [sci-arc](Los Angles, USA).
2005-2007, worked for Amphibian Arc (Los Angles, USA).
2009, graduated master program from Architectural Association School of Architecture [AADRL](London, UK).
2009-2013, worked for Florian Busch Architects (Tokyo, Japan)
2014, established architectural design firm, SAAD (Sudo Associates, Architecture and Design).