Dr. Tokutoshi Torii
Architect and writer
Professor at Kanagawa University. He lived in Spain for ten years, studying Spanish architecture, especially Gaudí, and has become one of the leading Gaudí specialists worldwide. Author of numerous studies on the Catalan architect. His architectural works include the Tower of Zizou Hatagaya in Tokyo, Takatsu and Asahiya hotels in Tsukuba (Ibaragi), the Embassy of Taiwan in Tokyo, the houses of the golf courses in Uchihara Ibaragi, Higashi-Chiba in Chiba, Tong Hwa in Taipei, Kouzaki in Chiba, the Taiwan Cement Corporation Building and the Cathay Financial Centre Building in Taipei.