The magazine turns its focus on the Japanese architecture powerhouse duo of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa in this instalment, examining both their collaborative and individual work over the past five years. Accompanying its selection of fifteen featured projects are a text by architect Maki Onishi as well as a conversation between her and the founding partners of SANAA. Notable recent works include the new Hitachi City Hall and Naoshima Port in Honmura (SANAA), Sumida Hokusai Museum and a new library at Japan Women’s University (Sejima), and Jining Art Museum, an office building, and six private residences (Nishizawa).
This monograph is dedicated to the work built by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa , between 2015 and 2020, both jointly, in the office founded by both, SANAA , and individually.
SANAA , created in 1995 by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, has been awarded numerous prestigious international awards, such as the Golden Lion of the 9th Venice Biennale (2004), the Prize of the Institute of Architecture of Japan (2006), the Pritzker Prize (2010) and the Mies Crown Hall American Prize (2016).
Kazuyo sejima(Ibaraki, Japan. 1956) graduated from Japan Women’s University in 1981, and then joined the Toyo Ito & Associates office. In 1987 he founded his own office, and in 1992 he was awarded the Young Architect of the Year. He has received the Arts Award from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. Currently, she is a professor at the Milan Polytechnic University, the Yokohama School of Architecture, and a visiting professor at the Japan Women’s University and the Osaka University of Art.
Ryue Nishizawa(Tokyo, Japan. 1966) graduated from Yokohama National University in 1990 and, in that same year, began working for Kazuyo Sejima & Associates. In 1997 he established his independent office. Currently, he is a professor at the Yokohama School of Architecture.
Naoshima Harbor in Honmura
Shogin Tact Tsuruoka
New Hitachi City Hall
Kazuyo Sejima & Associates
Sumida Hokusai Museum
Building for the Faculty of Art Sciences of the Osaka University of Art
New Laview Express Train
New Library of Japan Women’s University
Art Wuzhen Installation
Office of Ryue Nishizawa
House in Los Vilos
Six Office Building
Jining Art Museum