Azby Brown was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the
author of The Genius of Japanese Carpentry (1995), Small Spaces
(1996), The Japanese Dream House(2001), and The Very Small Home
(2005). An associate professor of architectural design at the Kanazawa
Institute of Technology since 1995, he is currently in the Department of Media
Informatics. In 2003, he opened the Future Design Institute in Tokyo, of which
he is the director.