New images have been released of the currently-under-construction Sydney Modern Project of SANAA, the joint practice of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. This is the Japanese firm's first work in Australia and completion is programmed for 2022. The f
The emblematic spaces of the Arriaga and Chillida squares are enhanced by floating elements, which favor traffic and accessibility by providing covered resting spaces. Euskadi Square is renovated to become a welcome point to the site... [+]
The refurbishment of the Parisian department stores creates a passageway that crosses the urban block linking three courtyards and establishing a connection between the historic facade towards the Seine and a new wavy one towards Rue de Rivoli. On R
On a busy crossing, a series of roofs of different sizes adapt to the natural contours of the terrain and extend the Art Gallery of New South Wales, respecting the views and the existing trees while connecting the whole area via a large plaza. Betwe
The museum’s extension consists of several pavilions with sloping roofs that follow the layout of the original museum, a complex surrounded by nature and immersed in a Japanese garden with a gallery for outdoor exhibitions... [+]
The project is understood as an extension of the park rather than as a building itself. The open ground level and the slightly sloping stacked terraces that configure the museum ensure that the complex can be accessed from any given point. The roofs
The new town hall building will go up on the site of the former, which suffered damage in the earthquake of 2011. The building is organized in two parts: a block of offices and meeting rooms, and a semiopen vaulted space with a varied program... [+]
Aiming to promote interaction and communication between the different academic departments and students, the programs are organized in terraces, with stacked slabs that let natural light flood the interior spaces... [+]
Rising on the site where the former cultural center used to stand, the new building seeks to blend in the context of wood houses of the historic center; the fragmentation of the roof manages to reduce the visual impact of the large volume... [+]
Silent and exquisite, a silvery serpentine rooftop slithers down the gentle hillslopes of an estate in Connecticut to be home to a complex devoted to faith, education, and the arts.
SANAA has in the end carried the day over Snøhetta in the competition for the commission to put Hungary’s National Gallery, with its collections dated between 1800 and 1950, and the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, covering the period from 1950 to
Architecture is in crisis. So is criticism. Fragmented into narratives and poetics, the former can’t quite find its place in late-stage capitalism. The latter, ignored by the public, media, and architects themselves, has lost the regulatory role it o
Phase one of the competition to revamp Bilbao’s Museum of Fine Arts has ended with the shortlisting of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos; Rafael Moneo; Foster + Partners with LM Uriarte Arkitektura; BIG with AZAB and Proskene; Snøhetta with Foraster Arquite
The Tokyo firm founded and headed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA, recently opened the City of Culture of Tsuruoka, a small city on the northwest coast of Japan’s Honshu Island. Located close to an old samurai school, it is surrounded by g
It would not be an exaggeration to classify the architectures of the world in accordance with the manner in which they relate with nature. Some dominate it, as does western architecture; others engage in dialogue with it, as does Asian architecture.
We make study models constantly, from the beginning to the end of the project. The scale gradually becomes larger, but whether we are going forward or taking a few steps back, it’s something that we repeat again and again as we create the real thing.
Landscape The Parthenon is a profoundly fascinating building. There are many reasons for this, but the most important is that the Parthenon is a shrine to a god, so people do not go inside. If we think about it, this is quite interesting. Expressed
Interpreting the oeuvre of SANAA from its Japanese roots is inevitable and insufficient. Inevitable because both its exquisite elegance and its technical subtlety are inseparable from the cultural and material sophistication of the archipelago: when
Althouth it has lost some respectability because of the proliferation of banal sequels, the Guggenheim Effect begun in Bilbao remains feasible in certain contexts. The people of the French city of Lens will probably agree with this statement, witness
Con su satélite en Lens, al norte de Francia, el Museo del Louvre gana 75.000 metros cuadrados de galerías expositivas para cientos de obras de su colección, hasta ahora ocultas en almacenes. El edificio (arriba) que albergará la nueva sede ha sido p
La expresión ‘generación sin palabras’ alude al carácter no retórico e intuitivo del trabajo de SANAA. ¿Sigue siendo este término válido para definir la obra de sus ‘discípulos’?
Bajo el indiscutible influjo de SANAA, en la obra de la última hornada japonesa se aúna el interés por la percepción y la materialidad con el desarrollo de nuevas estrategias de trabajo.
Desde su primera edición en 2000, la convocatoria de los pabellones de la Galería Serpentine constituye un singular escaparate mediático donde se funden el arte y la arquitectura.