Japanese architect Kana Arioka first worked for Atelier Bow Wow before launching her own practice, she worked at 51N4E and architecten de vylder vinck taillieu. Her interest has always been in the space surrounding ordinary livelihood, but her approach to visualisation has changed in recent years thanks to experiences as a curator at De Singel and Gallery MA in Tokyo, and as a guest critic at Chiba University and Cornell University. To gather her research, she founded the platform FOLD UN FOLD, in which she focuses on the visualisation of spaces without boundaries.
FOLD UN FOLD refers to the careful gesture of our daily lives and explores its visualization through different fields as furniture design, objects, clothes and graphics. The creations explore natural and sustainable materials to transform them into an evolutive and practical experience.