One of our prime ambitions and beliefs is a holistic approach to design: bridging architecture with visual communication and everything in between. We see importance in striving for contemporary Gesamtkunstewerk: total, interdisciplinary design solutions. We are equally passionate about potential niches one can find in between traditional fields. Parallel to that, the fact we operate in between cultures of West and East – Central Europe, Japan and Taiwan – has strong influence on our approach. We constatnly face and analyse the cultural nuances, analogies and tension points. While utilising these learning in our design, we strive for deeper aesthetic and cultural understanding which would go beyond usual clichés on both sides.
We work and collaborate with clients from wide range of backgrounds including academia, culture, business, retail, governmental institutions and private sector.
VVAA office is located in Tokyo, Japan and generally operates in between JST and CET time zones. Please contact us for visits and online meeting inquiries.
Jan Vranovský (*1986, Prague) is an architect, designer and photographer. He received master degree in architecture and urban design (with special focus on computation, digital fabrication and cybernetic urbanism) at The University of Tokyo, Japan (2016) as a recipient of Special Todai Fellowship and undergraduate degree in Architecture at Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic (2013). His background is rooted in visual communication and photography. Jan co-founded and run FRVR, a graphic design studio in Prague before moving to Tokyo. After graduating, he worked in architecture studios Jun Aoki & Associates and Bureau 0–1 before starting VVAA.
Chiawen Lin Vranovská (*1988, Taichung) is a photographer focused on analog photography. She received master degree in Film and TV school of the academy of performing arts in Prague and undergraduate degree in English and German language in Wenzao University, Kaohsiung Taiwan. She works as a coordinator and project manager in VVAA studio.
Karel Vranovský (*1989, Prague) is an eternal student of Palacký University, Olomouc. During his previous studies, he explored multiple fields and disciplines, ranging from theory of literature and Japanese philology, to philosophy, social and cognitive studies and quantitative linguists. Currently finishing his master degree in social anthropology, general linguistics and theory of communication, he focuses on the possibilities of bridging interdisciplinary gaps and translating theoretical paradigms of social studies into useful practices.