Sou Fujimoto is a young architect at the forefront of the next generation and explore the possibilities of architecture in the future through looking closely into his practice. Having taken on more than 100 projects including houses and public buildings, Fujimoto has remained aware and repeatedly grappled with the state of people and spaces, and their relationships to the city. He has tried to create new spaces with residential designs such as House N and Tokyo Apartment, or facility designs such as Musashino Art University Museum & Library and Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013, steadily embodying his own ideas.
By examining Fujimoto’s major projects of the past as well as those that are currently underway, the exhibition introduces the architect’s ideas and production process, and suggests the potential of architecture in the future. we present some 100 models of the architect’s past and current projects. And by tracing the changes in the spaces that Fujimoto has created, visitors can follow his wide range of ideas. The events promise to be a thinking experiment in which Fujimoto reevaluates architecture from the ground up and suggests various possibilities for its future.
About the artist
Sou Fujimoto was born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1971. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo in 1994, and established his own office, Sou Fujimoto Architects, in 2000. Among his major works are Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 (London, England, 2013), House NA (Tokyo, Japan, 2011), Musashino Art University Museum & Library (Tokyo, Japan, 2011), and House N (Oita, Japan, 2008).
He has won countless awards including first prize in the Liget Budapest House of Hungarian Music International Design Competition (2014), the Wall Street Journal Architecture Innovator Award (2014), grand prize in the Montpellier International Design Competition (2014), the Golden Lion for his part in the Japan Pavilion in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (2012), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Fellowship (2012), first place in the Taiwan Tower International Design Competition (2011), first place in the BetonHala Waterfront Center International Design Competition (2011), and the Japan Institute of Architects (JIA) Award (2008).
About the exhibition
Date: OCT 10-30, 2015
Venue: SPA, Power Station of Art
Courtesy of the artist and Power Station of Art, for further information please www.powerstationofart.com/en.