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Italy, Australia and Japan – Parallel Worlds in Architecture? ICCJ and ANZCCJ present an evening talk with Riccardo Tossani


Reshaping a city, bringing strong cultural influence in a peculiar urban design context, dealing with prejudice but also embracing a philosophy of shared ideas by refusing to specialize in limited functional categories. Architecture as an integration of building design, interior design, urban planning and industrial design.  

ICCJ and ANZCCJ are pleased to host Riccardo Tossani for an evening presentation and conversation on this subject. 

Italo-Australian Tossani is one of the most prominent names in contemporary architecture. He has produced a variety of works featured in international publications, won several awards and has been an active pro-bono designer in Japan (author of among other works the flagship store of Giorgio Armani in Roppongi Hills, the flagship store of Italian fashion brand GAS in Omotesando). 

Venue: Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Cost: ICCJ – ANZCCJ Member: 3500 yen

Non-Member: 5000 yen 


With a career that has spanned several continents in almost three decades, Tossani’s work is founded on the Renaissance notion of design as a creative and intellectual exercise that encompasses the broad spectrum of world making, from tableware to architecture and town planning.

With an education enhanced in Adelaide-Australia, Florence-Italy, and at Harvard University-USA, Tossani has pursued a wide range of project types through design practice in Europe, Australia, the United States and Japan, including a number of iconic new works underway in Niseko. 

Tossani founded the Tokyo-based practice of Riccardo Tossani Architecture with his partner Atsuko Itoda in 1997. With an international staff and in collaboration with leading artists they have completed a diverse range of architecture, interior and planning projects around the world. Under Tossani’s direction as design principal the studio continues to address issues of multi-culturalism, social evolution, art in architecture and environmental sustainability.