Emmanuelle Moureaux

Born in 1971, France. Emmanuelle Moureaux is a French architect living in Tokyo since 1996, where she established "emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design" in 2003. Inspired by the layers and colors of Tokyo that built a complex depth and density on the street, and the Japanese traditional spatial elements like sliding screens, she has created the concept of shikiri, which literally means "dividing (creating) space with colors". She uses colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces, not as a finishing touch applied on surfaces. Her representative works include the architectural design for Sugamo Shinkin Bank, space design for ABC Cooking Studio, installations for UNIQLO and ISSEY MIYAKE, and stick chair. Member of "Tokyo Society of Architects", the "Architectural Institute of Japan", and the "Japan Institute of Architects", in 2016 she completed the artistic design of the Mass Rapid Transit "Circular Line commissioned by the New Taipei City Government in Taiwan where her colors will spread into city-scale.