A partner at Klein Dytham architecture (KDa). Born in Italy to German parents, graduated from the Royal College of Art in London and since 1988 Astrid has lived and worked for Toyo Ito in Japan. Together with Mark Dytham, she then established KDa, working freely across disciplines that include architecture, interiors, furniture, installations, and events in 1991.
KDa's award-winning projects, including Daikanyama T-SITE / Tsutaya Books (2011), GINZA PLACE (2016) and Open House, Bangkok (2017) have become landmarks.
Astrid is a sought after speaker internationally. She has been visiting lecturer at Berkeley University, but now teaches at Musashino University in Tokyo, as well as at Toyo Ito's Architecture School for Kids.
Astrid is also a co-founder of PechaKucha, the creative presentation format that is now active in over 1,100 cities globally.