sou fujimoto, sou fujimoto architects
Between Nature and Architecture
M 20 October 2014 | 6:30pm | Kresge Theater
Alan H Rider Distinguished Lecture.
SOU FUJIMOTO was born in Hokkaido in 1971. After graduating from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo University, he established Sou Fujimoto Archtitects in 2000. In 2014, Fujimoto won the invited international competition for the second folly of Montpellier. In 2013 he designed the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and has become the youngest architect to accept the invitation to design the annual summer pavilion for the gallery. In 2012, he participated for the exhibition at the Japan Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, which was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. Among multiple awards, Fujimoto was also granted with the Grand Prize for AR Awards 2006 for the Children’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and first prize in the international competition for Taiwan Tower and Beton Hala Waterfront Center in 2011. His most important works include House NA (2011), the Musashino Art University Museum & Library (2010), the Final Wooden House (2008), and House N (2008).