DOUBLE EDGE Lecture Series: Sou Fujimoto and Yasutaka Yoshimura
Principal, Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo and Principal, Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects, Tokyo
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Perloff Hall (Decafe)
Sou Fujimoto, a lecturer at Kyoto University since 2007, founded Sou Fujimoto Architects in Tokyo in 1995. The work of Sousuke Fujimoto has been published internationally and received numerous awards in japan, including 2007 Kenneth F. Brown Architecture Design Award Honorable Mention and 2006 AR Award and Prize both for the Treatment Center for Mentally Disturbed Children, and 2006 AR Award for 7/2 House. His work ahs been included in teh Museum of Modern Art, Saitama-Shi exhibition 5 Under 45 Young Architecture. Some of his key projects located in Japan include the Tokyo Apartment in Tokyo, the House O in Chiba, and the Treatment Center for Mentally Disturbed Children in Hokkaido.
Yasutaka Yoshimura, a faculty member at the Art and Architecture School of Waseda University, worked for MVRDV before establishing Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects in Tokyo in 2005. The work of Yasutaka Yoshimura has been published internationally and received numerous awards in Japan, including the 2007 Alumni Association of Waseda Architecture Award, 2006 22nd Yoshioka Prize, 2005 Japanese Society of Commercial Space Designers Award and 2004 Good Design Award. Recent exhibitions include 2005 E/SORT CITY workshop in Vancouver, 2003 Urban Farming Workhop at Tokyo Institute of Technology and 2002 Gallery MA 100th Exhibition. Some of his key projects located in Japan include Drift, Mezzanine, Saikoji and Kameya Ryududen.
About Lecture Series: 'DOUBLE EDGE'
Japan and Los Angeles form the eastern and western edges of the world, and diverse cultures and technological advances have flowed to and accumulated at these edges. This series will connect those edges to create a new center for the world and a platform for projecting the future of technology, culture and design around the globe.
Contact the Dept. of Art and Architecture for more information.
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