Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects is a Tokyo-based architecture firm. The firm's work has won numerous architectural prizes including "Runner-up" in the AR Emerging Architecture Awards from Architectural Review in 2011 and "Winner" of the AR Emerging Architecture Awards from Architectural Review in 2014. They were selected to be part of the team for the Japanese Pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2016 where they received special mention. Their works have been published across the world, in publications including Japan Architect, Global Architecture, and Architecture Review. Masuda graduated with a bachelor of arts in architecture from Musashino Art University, and has been a lecturer and critic in the department of architecture at the Musashino Art University since 2010 and was the Baird Visiting Critic at Cornell University in 2015. Otsubo graduated with a bachelor of arts in architecture from Tokyo University of Fine Art and Music.