Yasutaka Yoshimura was born in Toyota City (1972) and studied at Waseda University. He has worked with MVRDV in Rotterdam under a National Art Fellowship and set up his own office in 2005. He has taught at numerous institutions, including Tokyo University of Science, Kanto Gakuin and Waseda University. With students from the latter he prepared the research project Tokyo Superlegal Buildings, which was published as a book in 2006 (Shokokusha). Other publications include Ex-container (Graphic-sha) and Architecture and Cloud (Millegraph).