Studio mnm is a design and research studio based in Tokyo and London. Our aim is to design innovative solutions for the city that address the way we live. Crucial to our ethos is an understanding of people. Both Mio Tsuneyama and Madeleine Kessler have spent a significant amount of time traveling, living in, working in and researching unfamiliar cities, cultures, and countries. Through this we have sought to analyze and understand the idiosyncrasies that make a city unique. Research and analysis are as much a part of Architecture as physical building and construction. Just as we have learnt from different places, we also believe in learning from and working in close relationship with other collaborators through the design process and on site, to allow us to successfully integrate structure, construction and materiality into the main Architectural theme and idea.