about iacopo

Italian architect living in Japan since 1998.
While introducing the best of Italy to Japan, I strive to share everything japan is amazing at with the world!
I am married with a Japanese and we have 3 kids. Also under this aspect, I cannot escape my mission of being like a bridge between cultures.

I am sure there are many new projects you and I can start together. Maybe this page can function as a first spark, a hint.
Because I am looking forward to connecting with you, this is the reason I am displaying some of my present activities on this personal brand homepage.

here is my profile as an architect.

For other details, please drill into the different homepages (some are in Japanese only) or contact me directly: iacopo – at – dodici12 – dot – com



Mission 1 : Create

give shelter to people and enrich their heart
(promote individuality with all my energy)

In the present consumerist society there are more people using than people creating. Men have the ability of "giving birth" . My influence is marginal but I try to give shape to my ideas and am dreaming of painting the world with all the colors that exist in nature.

Mission 2 : Connect

connect to where you want to go

On the footprints of Marco Polo... and for the sake of cultural exchange I introduce products that people are looking for. I try hard to preserve tradition and make sure it is handed out to the next generation.

About Iacopo

Iacopo Torrini
デンマーク、Aarhus School of Architectureへ留学
イギリス、Oxford Brooks University- Joint Center for Urban Design へ留学
イタリア、University of Torinoで建築学士取得
Silvana Giovannini – Studio UNO s.a.s.とのコラボレーション活動
アメリカ、ニューヨークBerzak Gold Architecture 所属
神戸Team Zoo – いるか設計集団 所属
一級建築士事務所 スタジオ・ドディチ 一級建築士・デザインコーディネーターとして本格的活動


studio dodici


    Since 2003 the first grade architect registered office “studio dodici” is specialized in the design of new construction homes, weekend houses, and model rooms.

    With reference to B2B projects, we have experience in hotel renovations, conversions, new construction of office buildings, showroom and investment properties.

    We also work as consultants (branding, site development, marketing)
    If your project is interesting we are looking forward to enter in your team!

    visit the studio dodici site

    When we hear the word “investment property” or “land redevelopment” we tend to associate it with “greed and speculation”
    It should not be like that!
    If landowners join forces with honest architecture offices are able to negotiate with developers on a level of equality and create solutions that can be WIN WIN WIN for the three parties as well as for the urban environment as well!

    Alliance.jp (japanese only)

    Crystal Bridge introduces to the Japanese market a world patented technology to build and manage large body of waters.
    With a low initial cost and energy/chemical cost down to 1/100 compared to traditional pool filtering technology, it makes it affordable to bring the image and feel of a tropical island anywhere, even on a featureless piece of land.
    Crystal Bridge can offer a viable plan for hotels without beach access, golf courses revitalization, branding of shopping malls and retirement communities.
    We can also assist the international investors that see Japan as a “new Switzerland” for safe asset management in this troubled post-Covid world.

    visit the Crystal Bridge site



      since 2004 iacopo is designing and exporting japanese “ofuro” bathtubs worldwide.

      Hinoki bathtubs are great for relaxing thanks to the subtle aroma and soft/warm feel of wood. Since I do not carry stock all the tubs are order made to match your sizes/needs. They can be rectangular, round, oval and with numberless options such as internal seats, overflow sockets, slanted backs etc.

      visit the bartokdesign site


        Since 1999, torrini developed this original tiles with the collaboration of a traditional ceramics atelier in central Italy. After hearing your taste and requirements, we prepare a drawing and once approved we send it to Italy to be manufactured. Main products are nameplates, signs, murals. Related sites are : – dodici tile art:http://dodicitileart.com/ – girotondo:we connect with chefs who are able to create unforgettable culinary experiences and deliver your their secrets. Join the merry-go-round!→ http://dodicitileart.com/restaurant/

        visit the dodicitile site

        ponte classicoponte classico


          It all started when a client asked iacopo if he could help importing furniture from italy. Conscius of his role as a “bridge” between japan and italy he started importing italian furniture under the formula “import proxy”. As there is no stock involved, the risk and cost is low.
          On the other hand the client can fully customize their order choosing textiles, finishings etc. iacopo has a commercial relation with Silik, Asnaghi, Fratelli Origgi, Fratelli Radice, Mice, Aster Cucine and many others.

          visit the ponte classico site


          “Ponte” means “bridge” in Italian.

          This space in Kobe-Kitano wants to act as a bridge between you and your dreams. Between you and other people. Ponte is just a tool but it may become an essential key to your success.
          Ponte will grow to become a place where end-users (BtoB and BtoC) can meet architects and construction-related companies (builders, real estate companies) to receive information and support. The final scope is to change the way the nese see the construction market and personal lifestyle.

          ponte - designers community space

          When I had troubles and distress at work I thought of finding a “mastermind group” to exchange ideas and find unbiased opinions.
          The problem is that there was no such group in Kansai, so I decided to start one…!
          We meet once a month on Thursday evenings. (in Ponte-Kitano + ZOOM)
          The concept is: “we care for your success, not for your feelings”. It is a place for honest and blunt brainstorming.

          to kobe mastermind!

          The Kobe Club Members


          The Kobe Club was founded on may 1st 1869 by 13 Englishmen in the newly opened Kobe Port and is the oldest “gentlemen`s club” of western Japan.
          From 2014 its social form was changed into a “general incorporated association” and promote social activities without prejudice of nationality or sex.
          Kobe Club is a green oasis of 10,000 m2 located in the center of Kobe and it hosts a great variety of cultural and sportive events.
          Many members come from diplomatic, political, business, educational backgrounds and are representative of some 30 countries.

          visit the Kobe Club - unofficial page

          crowd funding projectsHow about doing the next together?


          Conceiving and creating new things is one of my favorite activities!
          Having a dream, finding people that are willing to join hands and realize it together: isn`t it one of the most rewarding experiences in life?
          Crowdfounding platforms do offer some occasion to think out of the box and I challenged the crowds multiple times.
          How about doing the next project together?

          → 2014: pocket onsen
          → 2015: saving a Japanese tea-house
          → 2016: aroma cards
          → 2017: crescent shaped bathtubs
          → 2018: SU daybeds
          → 2018: pocket onsen “GYO”

          to the indiegogo page


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