if you’re a budding architect looking for ways to pass the time during the coronavirus lockdown, you might want to check out this lecture from kazuyo sejima. filmed during the opening ceremony of the 2019/20 course at malaga’s school of architecture, the video takes viewers on a journey through the many projects of the prolific japanese architect.
video courtesy of malaga university
together with ryue nishizawa, kazuyo sejima leads the tokyo-based architecture firm SANAA. founded in 1995, the duo have gone on to achieve incredible success in the world of architecture and were even awarded the pritzker prize in 2010. characterized by clean lines and minimal designs, the jury cited their buildings as ‘deceptively simple’. ‘they explore like few others the phenomenal properties of continuous space, lightness, transparency, and materiality to create a subtle synthesis.’ – the pritzker architecture prize jury citataion. you can enjoy a selection of projects bykazuyo sejima and SANAA here below.
sumida hokusai museum in tokyo, image © vincent hecht
arts and science faculty building at the osaka university of arts, image © vincent hecht
tsuruoka city culture hall in japan, image © SANAA
grace farms in connecticut, image © iwan baan
maréchal fayolle housing complex in paris, image © vincent hecht
new bocconi campus in milan, image courtesy of bocconi
la samaritaine restoration in paris, image © salem mostefaoui