Archinect - News 2017-08-21T04:31:00-04:00 Peter Zumthor named as architecture mentor for Rolex Arts Initiative 2014-2015 Justine Testado 2013-10-29T13:39:00-04:00 >2013-10-29T20:26:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Swiss architect Peter Zumthor was announced last week as the architecture mentor for the Rolex Arts Initiative, where seven major artists in their respective fields will collaborate with seven young, emerging talents for the year 2014-2015.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" width="630" height="420" 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> 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="" width="650" height="366" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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> 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="" width="640" height="380" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>