March 16, 2005
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Lecture past event

Wednesday, March 16
6:30 pm

Architect Riken Yamamoto is the principal of Riken Yamamoto and Field Shop, which he established in Yokohama in 1973, and is partners with Beda Faessler in their architecture firm, Riken Yamamoto & Beda Faessler, Architects, co-founded in Zug, Switzerland in 1997. Known for his attention to the role and function of buildings within the life of a city, Mr. Yamamoto eschews the neat compartmentalization of private and public spaces, striving to re-integrate these spheres into an environment that is organic, adaptive and interconnected. An acclaimed example of this principle is his Jianwai SOHO project, a nine-building development that houses retail units, apartments and office space in Beijing, which opened in April of last year. Mr. Yamamoto has earned numerous prestigious awards, including the Architectural Institute of Japan Award (1988 and 2002), Building Contractors Society Prize (1997, 2000 and 2001) and the Gold Prize, Good Design Awards (2004). Moderated by Clifford Pearson, Senior Editor, Architectural Record.

Followed by a reception.

Tickets: $10; Japan Society and Architectural League of New York members & seniors $8; students $5.

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2005
  • 6:30 pm