Azby Brown

Architect, Artist, Author

Space—living space, that is, and the ways we envision it and use it, and particularly how it affects the way we communicate with each other—fascinates Azby Brown. As the head of the KIT Future Design Institute in Tokyo, Azby explores the sense and sustainability of what we build—and how we live. His many books— including The Genius of Japanese Carpentry, Small Spaces, and The Very Small Home— approach universal aspects through a Japanese lens. Azby’s latest work, Just Enough: Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan, details how the sustainable practices of the Edo era can serve as a model for the modern world. Azby frequently speaks in Japan and abroad about the concepts he’s constructed, and his creative work is widely exhibited in Japan and overseas.

Learn more about Azby Brown:

The Edo Approach