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House for the CIPEA (China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture) – 2004 to Present – Nanjing, China
According to the AIA, “the 2017 Architecture program celebrates the best contemporary architecture regardless of budget, size, style, or type. These stunning projects show the world the range of outstanding work architects create and highlight the many ways buildings and spaces can improve our lives.”
https://www.archdaily.com/795401/peter-zumthor-selected-to-design-beyeler-foundation-expansion Patrick Lynch
“The sky above Basel, the city and its surroundings–those are the landscapes of my youth,” said Zumthor. “It is heart-warming to be able to design a major building here.”
“The jury was struck by the radical way in which the line between architecture and landscape is blurred by the ‘River’ building. The firsthand experience of the building reveals a confident realization and the immediacy of its detailing. Finally, the Grace Farms project uniquely demonstrates architecture’s capacity to make a place for an innovative new institution.”
Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu, both partners at OMA, have been tapped to design the recently-announced expansion of the New Museum in New York. OMA will design a new building adjacent to SANAA’s tiered-box museum. The project is expected to break ground in 2019 and will give the New Museum an additional 50,000 square feet (4,650 square meters) for “galleries, improved public circulation and flexible space for the institution’s continued exploration of new platforms and programs.” This will be Koolhaas’ first public building in New York. According to the New York Times, the New Museum—the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art—has already raised 50 percent of the cost.
SANAA’s Zollverein School of Management and Design Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu
https://www.archdaily.com/795152/open-sanaa-jean-nouvel-and-david-chipperfield-shortlisted-in-competition-for-pudong-art-museum-in-shanghai Patrick Lynch
Extension to the Rietberg Museum (Not Built/Project Only) – 2002 – Zurich, Switzerland Novartis Office Building – 2003 to Present – Basel, Switzerland Rolex Learning Center at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – 2004 to 2010 – Lausanne, Switzerland
Proposal for Reclaiming Salerno’s Inner City – 1999 to Present – Italy Prada Beauty Store – 2000 – Arezzo, Italy Installation for the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale – 2000 – Venice, Italy
SANAA’s Grace Farms Wins the 2014/2015 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize
The awarded projects were selected from nearly 700 submissions. The winners will be honored at the 2017 AIA National Convention in Orlando.
https://www.archdaily.com/896571/beka-and-lemoines-award-winning-film-moriyama-san-explores-japans-most-influential-contemporary-home Tom Dobbins
Extension to the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno – 2002 to Present – Valencia, Spain
Beyeler Foundation, 1997 / Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Image © Fran Parente
https://www.archdaily.com/871269/kazuyo-sejimas-sumida-hokusai-museum-tokyo-photographed-laurian-ghinitoiu AD Editorial Team
Founded in 1995 by architects Kazuyo Sejima (born 29 October 1956) and Ryue Nishizawa (born 7 February 1966), SANAA is world-renowned for its white, light buildings grounded in the architects’ Japanese cultural origins. Despite the white exteriors, their architecture is far from modernist; the constant incorporation of ambiguity and doubt in SANAA’s buildings is refreshing and playful, taking the reflective properties of glass and brightness of white to a new level.
https://www.archdaily.com/801825/sanaas-zollverein-school-of-management-and-design-photographed-by-laurian-ghinitoiu AD Editorial Team
Notes References Matthew Allen (2010). “Control Yourself! Lifestyle Curation in the Work of Sejima and Nishizawa”. Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else. WORK Books / MIT Press. ISBN 9780262014793 Thomas Daniell (2008).
After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan. Princeton Architectural Press. ISBN 978-1-56898-776-7 Kristin Feireiss (Ed): The Zollverein School of Management and Design Essen, Germany. Prestel, München 2006, ISBN 978-3-7913-3539-1 Gallery MA (2003).
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA Works 1995–2003. Toto Shuppan. ISBN 978-4-88706-224-5 GA (2005). Sejima Kazuyo + Nishizawa Ryue Dokuhon. A.D.A. Edita. ISBN 4-87140-662-8 GA (2005). GA ARCHITECT 18 Sejima Kazuyo + Nishizawa Ryue.
A.D.A. Edita. ISBN 4-87140-426-9 Joseph Grima and Karen Wong (Eds) (2008) Shift: SANAA and the New Museum. Lars Müller Publishers. ISBN 978-3-03778-140-1 Yuko Hasegawa (2006). Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa: SANAA.
Phaidon Press. ISBN 978-1-904313-40-3 Agustin Perez Rubio (2007). SANAA Houses: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa. Actar. ISBN 978-84-96540-70-5
Multimedia Studio – 1995 to 1996 – Gifu, Japan N Museum – 1995 to 1997 – Wakayama, Japan O Museum – 1995 to 1999 – Nagano, Japan S House – 1995 to 1996 – Okayama, Japan M House – 1996 to 1997 – Tokyo, Japan K Office Building – 1996 to 1997 – Ibaraki, Japan Koga Park Café – 1997 to 1998 – Ibaraki, Japan Welfare Center – 1997 – Kanagawa, Japan 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art – 1999 to 2004 – Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan Dior Omotesando Store – 2001 to 2003 – Tokyo, Japan Issey Miyake Store by Naoki Takizawa – 2003 – Tokyo, Japan Naoshima Ferry Terminal – 2003 to 2006 – Kagawa, Japan
In this article, written by Christian Dimmer and illustrated with photographs by Max Creasy, the post-earthquake and tsunami coastal architectural landscape of the Japanese Prefectures of Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi are presented and studied.
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Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces List of 2017 Participants
In progress image of Sydney Modern Project, view from north-east as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017
“Our goal for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial is to continue to build on the themes and ideas presented in the first edition,” explained Johnston and Lee. “We hope to examine, through the work of the chosen participants, the continuous engagement with questions of history and architecture as an evolutionary practice.”
https://www.archdaily.com/798275/spotlight-sanaa Ariana Zilliacus
Lasting for close to two decades now, the annual Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Exhibition has become one of the most anticipated architectural events in London and for the global architecture community. Each of the previous eighteen pavilions have been thought-provoking, leaving an indelible mark and strong message to the architectural community. And even though each of the past pavilions are removed from the site after their short summer stints to occupy far-flung private estates, they continue to be shared through photographs, and in architectural lectures. With the launch of the 18th Pavilion, we take a look back at all the previous pavilions and their significance to the architecturally-minded public.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) have named 18 architectural and interior projects as recipients of the 2017 Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition for excellence in design.
The project was selected from a shortlist of seven finalists, joining Alvaro Siza’s Iberê Camargo Foundation and Herzog & de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road as winners of the highly-regarded prize.
Bêka & Lemoine’s Award-Winning Film “Moriyama-San” Explores Japan’s Most Influential Contemporary Home
Winner of the 2010 Pritzker Prize and founder of SANAA (Sejima + Nishizawa and Associates), Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima talks to us about the importance of white in their designs, with the intention of bringing and diffusing natural light to all the spaces. Sejima also describes how their buildings are able to integrate and bring people together through open spaces that connect, in an almost extreme way, the interiors and exteriors.
Few disasters were as complex and their implications as hard to grasp as the compound calamity of earthquake, tsunami, nuclear meltdown that hit the North-East of Japan on March 11, 2011. While over 500 kilometers of coastline were devastated, the disaster unfolded in each of the hundreds of towns affected differently depending on local topographies, urban morphologies, existing landscape formations, collective memory of past disasters and preparedness, and the social ties within the communities.
https://www.archdaily.com/874490/sanaa-reveals-new-images-of-design-for-art-gallery-of-new-south-wales Patrick Lynch
https://www.archdaily.com/789621/between-generic-interventions-and-architecture-of-relations-coastal-japan-post-disaster Christian Dimmer
The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the list of participants invited to contribute to the event’s second edition, which will be held from September 16 to January 7, 2018 in Chicago. More than 100 architecture firms and artists have been selected by 2017 artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, founders of Los Angeles–based Johnston Marklee, to design exhibitions that will be displayed at the Chicago Cultural Center and throughout the city.
Recently, Shanghai organized an international competition for the new Art Museum of Pudong. The site of the project is located at a prominent spot on the tip of Pudong’s Lujiazui CBD area directly below the Oriental Pearl Tower. Looking across Huangpu River from the Bund, the iconic skyline of Lujiazui has been such a symbolic image of modern Shanghai that any addition or alteration to this image is extremely sensitive. So the site has been deliberately left vacant for years, awaiting a significant cultural institute and meaningful contribution to the urban life at the megapolis.
Between Generic Interventions and Architecture of Relations: A Journey Through Coastal Japan
https://www.archdaily.com/879282/cloud-shaped-pavilion-is-sanaas-latest-work-in-naoshima María Francisca González
https://www.archdaily.com/806671/chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-list-of-2017-participants Patrick Lynch
Kazuyo Sejima Explains the Influence of Light and the Color White in SANAA’s Work
https://www.archdaily.com/804489/layers-and-lighting-how-top-architects-design-fashion-stores-to-turn-heads-by-day-and-night Thomas Schielke
OMA / Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas Selected to Design New Museum Expansion in New York
The Museum of Contemporary Art (Not Built/Project Only) – 1997 to 1999 – Sydney, Australia
Thanks to the invitation we received from the team at The Architecture Project, we had the opportunity to travel to the city of Aarhus, Denmark, and meet with Kazuyo Sejima during the Aarhus School of Architecture conference in August 2016.
https://www.archdaily.com/881400/oma-shohei-shigematsu-and-rem-koolhaas-selected-to-design-new-museum-expansion-in-new-york AD Editorial Team
SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates) is a multiple award-winning architectural firm based in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1995 by architects Kazuyo Sejima (1956–) and Ryue Nishizawa (1966–), who were awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2010. Notable works include the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion in Toledo, Ohio; the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; the Rolex Learning Center at the EPFL in Lausanne; the Serpentine Pavilion in London; the Christian Dior Building in Omotesandō, Tokyo; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa; and the Louvre-Lens Museum in France.
“Moriyama-San” – a film by Bêka & Lemoine – has been awarded the 2018 Best Prize at the Arquiteturas Film Festival in Lisbon. Centered around the famous Moriyama House by Pritzker Prize Laureate Ryue Nishizawa, it becomes part of a developing series called “Living Architectures,” in which the filmmakers aim to “put into question the fascination with the picture, which covers up the buildings with preconceived ideas of perfection, virtuosity, and infallibility.” In its unique approach, the film “masterfully combines image, sound, and narrative in a compelling story about a unique character and its relation to his house and music.”
Categories: Architecture firms of JapanPritzker Architecture Prize winnersSANAA buildings
https://www.archdaily.com/787779/ad-classics-new-museum-new-york-city-sanaa-kazuyo-sejima-ryue-nishizawa Bart Bryant-Mole
The cloud-shaped bicycle terminal on the island of Naoshima is SANAA’s latest work. The pavilion is known for its impressive collection of outdoor art and contemporary architecture, with works by prominent exponents such as Yayoi Kusama and Tadao Ando.
Kazuyo Sejima’s Sumida Hokusai Museum in Tokyo Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu
De Kunstlinie Theater & Cultural Center – 1998 to 2006 – Almere, Netherlands Lumiere Park Café – 1999 to Present – Almere, Netherlands
External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to SANAA. SANAA Official Website SANAA: Works 1998-2008 New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York Video at VernissageTV. Pritzker Prize goes to SANAA – NPR audio Zollverein School of Management and Design SANAA: Architecture Travel Guide on www.
In this photoset, Vincent Hecht takes his lens into the recently completed Sumida Hokusai Museum, designed by pritzker prize winner Kazuyo Sejima, one half of the acclaimed international firm SANAA. Located in the Tokyo neighborhood of Sumida, the 4-story, angular structure will house a collection of over 1800 works by world-renowned ukiyo-e woodblock painter Katsushika Hokusai, who lived in Sumida over 200 years ago.
Zollverein School of Management and Design (Essen/Germany) by SANAA
https://www.archdaily.com/790106/round-up-the-serpentine-pavilion-through-the-years Jan Doroteo
New images have been revealed of SANAA’s design for the expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, as the project has received a $244 million AUD ($186 million USD) commitment from the NSW Government, more than two-thirds of the project’s total estimated budget. A supplemental campaign will be launched later this year for the remaining $100 million, $70 million of which has already been pledged.
SANAA Reveals New Images of Design for Art Gallery of New South Wales
The New Campus Center of the Illinois Institute of Technology (Not Built/Project Only) – 1998 – Chicago, Illinois, USA Grace Farms – 2015 – New Canaan, Connecticut, USA The Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art – 2001 to 2006 – Toledo, Ohio, USA The New Museum of Contemporary Art – 2003 to 2007 – New York City, USA Awards
Peter Zumthor Selected to Design Beyeler Foundation Expansion
Flagship stores excite both fashion shoppers and designers alike due to their role as visionary laboratories for the latest trends and stimulating retail experiences. Architects have developed various ways to dress haute couture stores, from distinctive icons in the day to seductive night-time images. The images accompanying this article, created by the Portuguese architect and illustrator André Chiote, help to explore the graphic potential of famous brands like Dior, Prada and Tod’s. The illustrations clearly reveal the various techniques of playing with diaphanous layers, intimate views inside or the contrast of light and shadow.
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https://www.archdaily.com/803585/studio-gang-sanaa-among-winners-of-2017-aia-institute-honor-awards Patrick Lynch
Tetra Pod / Omoe Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. Image © Max Creasy
Studio Gang, SANAA Among Winners of 2017 AIA Institute Honor Awards
https://www.archdaily.com/802973/first-look-at-kazuyo-sejimas-sumida-hokusai-museum AD Editorial Team
The New Museum is the product of a daring vision to establish a radical, politicized center for contemporary art in New York City. With the aim of distinguishing itself from the city’s existing art institutions through a focus on emerging artists, the museum’s name embodies its pioneering spirit. Over the two decades following its foundation in 1977, it gained a strong reputation for its bold artistic program, and eventually outgrew its inconspicuous home in a SoHo loft. Keen to establish a visual presence and to reach a wider audience, in 2003 the Japanese architectural firm SANAA was commissioned to design a dedicated home for the museum. The resulting structure, a stack of rectilinear boxes which tower over the Bowery, would be the first and, thus far, the only purpose-built contemporary art museum in New York City.
Grace Farms Designed by SANAA. New Canaan, CT..[clarification needed]
SANAA’s work was included in the exhibition City of Girls in the Japanese Pavilion at the 2000 Venice Biennale and in the Garden Cafe at the 7th International Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey. Their work has also been exhibited at Zumtobel Staff-Lichtforum, Vienna, Austria; Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain; Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany; Gallery MA, Tokyo, Japan; N-museum, Wakayama, Japan and New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. SANAA has been awarded the Golden Lion for the most remarkable work in the exhibition Metamorph in the 9th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in 2004, the 46th Mainichi Shinbun Arts Award (Architecture Category) in 2005, and the Schock Prize in the visual arts, also in 2005. In 2010, Sejima and Nishizawa were awarded the Pritzker Prize, the highest of honours in architecture.
SANAA’s Zollverein School of Management and Design in Essen, Germany, is a perfect 35 meter-cube. The building’s dominant presence, which is particularly striking amid its suburban context, extends to the interior spaces. The architects felt “that exceptional ceiling heights were appropriate for the educational spaces, particularly for the studio level that occupies an entire slab of the structure.” Indeed, this production floor is “an unusually lofty and fully flexible space,” enclosed only by the external structural walls. Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has visited the building, which was completed in 2010, to capture a fresh view on this seminal project.
https://www.archdaily.com/795815/kazuyo-sejima-explains-the-influence-of-light-and-the-color-white-in-sanaas-work José Tomás Franco
Located in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward, in which Sumida Hokusai (Katsushika Hokusai) was born and spent the majority of his life, this museum—completed in November 2016 to designs by Kazuyo Sejima—is a temple to the Japanese artist’s work, including the likes of The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Red Fuji. Sejima, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2010, is commonly known as one-half of SANAA (alongside Ryue Nishizawa). This project, while seeking to celebrate Hokusai’s work, has also been designed as a cultural beacon. In this photoset, photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has turned his lens to the new cultural landmark.
James Welling, 8183, 2016 from the series Chicago, 2016-2017, Courtesy the Artist and David Zwirner, New York and London. Image Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial
Layers and Lighting: How Top Architects Design Fashion Stores to Turn Heads by Day and Night
The office of Peter Zumthor has been selected to design an expansion to the Beyeler Foundation, located just outside Zumthor’s childhood home of Basel, Switzerland. The Swiss architect was chosen from a prestigious shortlist of 11 firms to add to the existing museum building, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and completed in 1997.
SANAA’s Grace Farms has been announced as the winner of the 2014/2015 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), recognizing the most distinguished architectural works built on the North and South American continents.
OPEN, SANAA, Jean Nouvel & David Chipperfield Shortlisted in Competition for Pudong Art Museum in Shanghai
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa founded SANAA in 1995.  They later won the Golden Lion in 2004 for the most significant work in the Ninth International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. In 2010, they were awarded the Pritzker Prize, which made Sejima the second female to win this prize.
https://www.archdaily.com/797712/sanaas-grace-farms-wins-the-2014-2015-mies-crown-hall-americas-prize Patrick Lynch
“Among a strong group of projects Grace Farms emerged as a clear winner for the clarity and consistency of its architectural solution,” said Stan Allen, MCHAP Jury President.
1 History 2 Projects 3 Awards 4 Notes 5 References 6 External links
The New Mercedes Benz Museum (Not Built/Project Only) – 2002 – Stuttgart, Germany Zollverein School of Design – 2003 to 2006 – Essen, Germany