Florian Busch (*1973 in Munich) studied architecture in Germany, Japan, and the UK. After graduating from Bauhaus University in Weimar and the Architectural Association in London, he worked for Toyo Ito & Associates from 2004 until 2008.
In 2009 he founded Florian Busch Architects (FBA), an award-winning office practicing architecture and urbanism.
Based in Tokyo, FBA draws on a global network of the industry’s top experts, ensuring that a wealth of knowledge and innovation drives every project to solutions beyond the imagined. FBA’s works comprise a wide spectrum of structures and buildings at all scales. FBA’s research team focuses on socio-cultural analysis as well as research and development of new materials and building technologies.
Following the acclaimed design for an exhibition pavilion made from custom-developed materials out of industrial waste in 2010, FBA were commissioned as Show Designer for one of Japan’s largest Design Trade Shows, the Tokyo Design Week in 2011. The first time ever an architect was at the helm of the Design Week, FBA’s design led to unprecedented success: a record 91,000 visitors in six days enjoyed the design fair in the centre of Tokyo.
In the same year, FBA were commissioned by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to design a space showcasing the dormant treasures of craftsmanship from Tohoku, the area devastated during the tsunami of March 2011.
Florian Busch has been featured in numerous publications and media. He has been invited speaker, lecturer and guest critic at institutions world-wide.
Florian Busch is a registered architect in Germany and Japan (一級建築士).