Sou Fujimoto

Spoke at India Arch Dialogue 2017
on Thursday 16th February 2017
Presented on Friday 17th February
at the Design symposium of India Design Week at NSIC grounds

Sou Fujimoto
Company Name
Sou Fujimoto Architects
Headquarter
Japan
Principal Architect
Sou Fujimoto

– To me, home is: …..Where I rest my heart.

– To me, design is: …..the process you go through to conceive a building, or, for that matter, any object of utility.

– A design project that I love and why: …..House N .
The relationships between the streets and the house, private and public, nature and architecture are well harmonized by the three shells of progressive size nested inside one another.

Sou Fujimoto was born in Hokkaido in 1971 and studied Architecture at Tokyo University. He established “Sou Fujimoto Architects” in 2000.

In 2016, his recent work “Mille Arbres” (Thousand Trees) won the competition of “Réinventer Paris” (Reinventing Paris) for the site of Pershing. In 2013 he was the youngest architect to accept the invitation to design the annual summer pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London. His most important works include “the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013” (2013), “House NA” (2011), “Musashino Art University Museum & Library” (2010), “Final Wooden House”(2008), and “House N” (2008).

Sou Fujimoto Architects was established in Tokyo in 2000 by Sou Fujimoto. It is known for making poetic structures that question the role and the limits of architecture to-day. The projects have become living environments, which create intimate and protected spaces while allowing the user the freedom to behave however they want.

www.sou-fujimoto.net

Awards:

  • In 2016, his recent work “Mille Arbres” won the 1st prize for one of the 23 sites in the French competition, ‘réinventer. paris‘.
  • In 2013 he became the youngest architect to accept the invitation to design the annual summer pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London.
  • In 2012, he participated in the exhibition for the Japan Pavilion in the International Architecture Exhibition – “La Biennale di Venezia”, which was awarded “The Golden Lion for Best National Participation”.

Renowned Recent Projects by Sou Fujimoto

Forest of Music, Budapest
Photo Credit © SFA_RENDER

House N, Oita, Japan
Photo Credit © IWAN BAAN

House like a Single Tree, Tokyo
Photo Credit © IWAN BAAN

L’Arbre Blanc, France
Photo Credit © SFA+NLA+OXO+RSI

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