Archinect - News 2014-12-22T02:07:59-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/115653141/hadid-and-japanese-at-loggerheads-over-turtle-like-olympic-stadium Hadid and Japanese at loggerheads over ‘turtle-like’ Olympic stadium Alexander Walter 2014-12-10T13:59:00-05:00 >2014-12-21T19:52:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2e7e005d47423b1f14663f85fa058ad4.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;They don&rsquo;t want a foreigner to build in Tokyo for a national stadium. On the other hand, they all have work abroad. Whether it&rsquo;s Sejima, Toyo Ito, or Maki or Isozaki or Kengo Kuma.&rdquo; Last month Isozaki, 83, wrote an open letter to the Japan Sports Council, the government body in charge of plans for the 2020 Games, in which he attacked the &ldquo;distorted&rdquo; process that has led to &ldquo;a dull, slow form&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114041822/sanaa-s-grace-farms-river-project-to-open-in-fall-2015 SANAA's Grace Farms River project to open in fall 2015 Justine Testado 2014-11-19T19:31:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T21:51:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wyj7esvst36j399.jpg" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a>'s River project in the upcoming Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT will finally celebrate its grand opening next fall. The non-profit <a href="http://www.gracefarms.org/grace-farms-foundation/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grace Farms Foundation</a> developed Grace Farms as an open public park for the local community, whereas the SANAA-designed building will be used for various community programs and recreation.</p><p>After an international search, the Foundation selected SANAA in 2010 to design the structure -- not long before the firm <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97140/sanaa-wins-2010-pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the 2010 Pritzker Prize</a>. SANAA then revealed their design of the River <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58092018/sanaa-unveils-design-for-first-u-s-building-since-pritzker-win" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2012</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jrh72navbhozun1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apmkaca0lkhhdrox.jpg"></p><p>Reminiscent of SANAA's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89892/ryue-nishizawa-and-kazuyo-sejima-s-serpentine-pavilion-now-you-see-it-now-you-don-t" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2009 Serpentine Pavilion</a>, the River building evidently gets its name from the way it meanders through the park's greenery. The 86,000 sq.ft structure is made of glass, concrete, steel, and wood, and is essentially connected by a single roof that appears to float approximately 10-14 feet above the ground. From an aerial view, the roof's water-like appearance allows the project to blend in with the surrounding landscape, which SANAA designed in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109562348/kazuyo-sejima-of-sanaa-lectures-at-gsapp Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA lectures at GSAPP Ayesha Ghosh 2014-09-22T16:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T22:00:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciqnugv7ydilfi8k.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past Wednesday, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/172726/kazuyo-sejima" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuyo Sejima</a>&nbsp;of <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> addressed an overflowing Wood Auditorium, giving the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108248755/get-lectured-columbia-gsapp-fall-14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSAPP lecture</a> of the semester. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106406329/amale-andraos-to-succeed-mark-wigley-as-gsapp-s-new-dean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recently appointed dean Amale Andraos</a> gave a brief introduction of Sejima and returned at the end of the lecture to lead a discussion as well as the Q/A portion of the evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sejima began her lecture by explaining her choice of &ldquo;Canopy&rdquo; as her theme, an idea that is central to her, both as a part of SANAA and independently. &ldquo;I like to make a space like a park, because a park is a place where different kind of people can gather,&rdquo; stated Sejima, describing her desire to create an architecture that allows diverse groups of people to come together to both share and create their own space. By developing the concept of a canopy, Sejima creates a direct connection with the building and the environment, in a similar way that parks connect people with each other and the environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg9rx6a9o0w2whtz.jpg"></p><p>Starting with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96351/sanaa-s-rolex-learning-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne</a>, Switzerland and conclud...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61377751/rolex-arts-initiative-mentor-kazuyo-sejima-selects-yang-zhao-as-architecture-prote-ge Rolex Arts Initiative Mentor Kazuyo Sejima Selects Yang Zhao as Architecture Protégé Archinect 2012-11-14T11:31:00-05:00 >2012-11-14T21:15:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/74ejgb6mwghhft86.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Emerging Architect Will Spend Year in Creative Collaboration on Home-for-All</strong></p> <p> Kazuyo Sejima has selected Chinese architect Yang Zhao as her prote&#769;ge&#769; for a year of creative collaboration as part of the Rolex Mentor and Prote&#769;ge&#769; Arts Initiative. This is the first year that architecture has been included as a discipline in the programme that pairs masters and emerging artists in the fields of dance, film, literature, music, theatre and visual arts.</p> <p> Yang Zhao, 32, started an architectural practice, Zhaoyang Studio, in 2007. His current projects include working on two buildings in the rural area of Yunnan Province, China. He has a master&rsquo;s degree in architecture (with distinction) from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.</p> <p> Sejima selected Zhao after a global search, which identified three of the world&rsquo;s leading young architects as finalists. Over the course of a year, Zhao will work on Home-for-All, a project created by Sejima and other leading Japanese architects i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59297613/promising-young-architects-selected-as-finalists-for-the-rolex-mentor-and-prot-g-arts-initiative Promising young architects selected as finalists for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative Archinect 2012-10-14T15:36:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T18:13:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/ba647259ec791c69a2e72da1287f73c9.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following a worldwide search for the most outstanding young talents in architecture, Rolex has announced the finalists for a year-long mentorship with renowned Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The finalists are:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avgfs8xz4vunjtg3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 2012-2013 ARCHITECTURE PROT&Eacute;G&Eacute;E FINALIST FRIDA ESCOBEDO<br> Frida Escobedo, 32, is the acting director of a small architecture firm, Frida Escobedo Studio, in Mexico City, where she is currently working on multiple projects for the National Council of Arts (CONACULTA). She is also a member of the Domus Mexico Editiorial Board and teaches at the Universidad Anahuac.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/nysbobgwpdwr4s78.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 2012-2013 ARCHITECTURE PROT&Eacute;G&Eacute; FINALIST CAMILO RESTREPO<br> Camilo Restrepo Ochoa, is a 38 year-old Colombian architect. His projects involve curating, public competitions, private commissions and research in territorial and urban issues. He has a Master in Urbanism, architecture and urban culture from the Centro de Cultura Contempor&aacute;nea de Barcelona CCCB, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya UPC, in Barcelona, Spain.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qewk8sreuol5srrc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 2012-2013 ARCHITECTURE PROT&Eacute;G&Eacute; FINALIST YANG ZHAO<br> Yang Zhao, 32, started an architectural practice, Zhaoyang Studio, in 2007. His current projects include working on two bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56166579/it-s-about-time-sanaa-s-kazuyo-sejima-becomes-the-rolex-protege-program-s-first-architectural-mentor It's About Time! SANAA's Kazuyo Sejima Becomes the Rolex Protege Program's First Architectural Mentor Archinect 2012-08-28T17:51:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T18:45:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fc341114c1baf94e8ac17b635b3d9799.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sejima&rsquo;s prot&eacute;g&eacute; will not be named until next month, although the young architect&rsquo;s workload has already been prescribed: he or she will contribute over the course of a year to &ldquo;Home for All,&rdquo; a project helmed by Sejima and other Japanese architectural luminaries in response to 2011's tsunami and the ensuing housing crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>