Sou Fujimoto’s Designs: Rethinking Boundaries

May 23, 2016
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Architect Sou Fujimoto’s radical designs make us re-think the way we relate to space. Characterized by open layouts, experimentation, and the blending of nature and design, his buildings may feature tiny trees emerging from the walls or staggered platforms in place of floors and furniture. His first major overseas commission, a summer pavilion for London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2013, skyrocketed his career, leading to a string of prestigious projects around the world. He has also been an active participant in Home-for-All, a project to build vibrant community spaces for the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan’s Sendai region. Join him at Japan Society for a discussion on his novel approach to architecture and the exciting ventures ahead. The talk will be moderated by Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) and the Center for Architecture. Followed by a book signing reception and sale of the new comprehensive monograph Sou Fujimoto (Phaidon Press), which releases on May 23rd.

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Sou Fujimoto was born in Hokkaido in 1971. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo University, he established Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2000. In 2015, he won the Invited International Competition for the New Learning Center at Paris-Saclay’s Ecole Polytechnique following the triumph in the International Competition for the Second Folly of Montpellier in 2014. In 2013 he became the youngest architect to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London. His most important works include “the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013” (2013), “House NA” (2011), “Musashino Art University Museum & Library” (2010), “Final Wooden House”(2008), and “House N” (2008).

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  • Monday, May 23, 2016
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