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 Junko Suetake is a Japanese Architect since 1995 and a Certified Passivhaus* Designer since 2012. She was part of teams for various artists and producers including Will Alsop, Isamu Noguchi, Richard Rogers, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Noriaki Okabe and P3 art and environment. She has worked in the architectural industry for more than 30 years. 12 of those in Japan, where she studied and qualified as an architect. Suetake Studio 2 is her second independent practice. The first was in Tokyo from 2000 to 2005. Her design work experience includes private and affordable housing, public facilities and art events, often focusing on timber structure and locally made materials where possible. The last 17 years have been dedicated to sustainable housing, school projects, a low energy straw bale community building, Passivhaus projects and a large scale Passivhaus cohousing project. At Anne Thorne Architects LLP, where she was a Partner, she was in charge of design on 1-5 Bateman Mews*, which was awarded the RIBA Award and shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence Prize in 2010. She is one of the first 10 people who have completed the Carbonlite Retrofit Course by AECB.

Royal Institute of British Architects chartered member, a member of Architectural Institute of Japan, and a member of the 15-40 Architecture, the Passivhaus Trust, the International Passive House Association and AECB, the Sustainable Building Association.
*Passivhaus is a process for understanding building physics to achieve low energy use and a healthy building standard.
*Photograph above, 1-5 Bateman Mews, with Anne Thorne Architects. Photograph by Ioana Marinescu.
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