The Generation of Japanese Architects Before Sejima

Tokyo's New Breed

“Houses are works of art […]” These are the opening words of an article from 1962, in which I advocated for the liberation of the house from the limited perspective of Modernism and Functionalism.1 Kazuo Shinohara The architects of the generation before Sejima were influenced by one of the two leaders of the 1970s: Arata …

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Charlotte Perriand & Kazuyo Sejima: Petite Architecture

Charlotte Perriand

“Marta’s dubbed the unconventional furniture and elemental cabins designed with so much panache ‘Petite Architecture.’ And she clearly demonstrates why we’ve all been idiotic to overlook the value of these early efforts. It turns out small things are not unimportant. In fact, inside these covers is the inspiration we all need today.” Dana Buntrock, UC …

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