The son of Japanese artist Tomie Ohtake, Ruy Ohtake was born an artist. Known for his unusual architectural designs, Ruy manifests his creativity in the most important and exciting architectural works of the country. He explores the universe of colors in a spectacular way.Praised by Oscar Niemeyer for his unique organic design, his work led him to win over 25 prestigious awards and can be seen in the streets and avenues of important Brazilian cities and abroad. His pieces can be seen at the half moon shaped Hotel Unique, the Hotel Renaissance building, and the commercial building Edifício Santa Catarina at Avenida Paulista – all three located in the city of São Paulo. He majored in Architecture in 1960 at the University of São Paulo.