Episode 81: Architect Takashi Yanai

Takashi Yanai is the partner in charge of the Residential Studio at Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects. Takashi is a multi dimensional architect with passions that span the creative spectrum including art, poetry and photography. Yanai has a phenomenal Instagram site that shows him and his life in amazing detail, image by image. This conversation covers all of the above and more. Enjoy.

Takashi Yanai is the partner in charge of the Residential Studio at Erlich, Yanai, Ree, Chaney Architects in Culver City, California.  Takashi holds degrees in literature and architecture from UC Berkley and  a Masters of Architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design.  Takashi talks about residential landscape of a diverse city that is having a residential architectural renaissance in multiple area and numerous building styles.


Takashi Yanai talks about challenges to the architectural landscape of Los Angeles as neighborhoods are discovered. The price structure and market fluctuations drive out the artists who made these areas popular in the first place.