sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
 
sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
nov 24, 2013

sou fujimoto between nature and architecture

sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
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the practice of sou fujimoto over the course of the last years has evolved, reaching new and diverse heights. his portfolio has expanded to encompass a range of projects located across the globe that are each unique to their cultural context–varying from small scale residential builds throughout japan, to a youth hostel in taiwan, a waterfront center in serbia and most recently completed, the 2013 serpentine gallery pavilion in the UK, just to name a few.

 

 

sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
‘beton hala waterfront center’, belgrade, serbia (2011-)
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though fujimoto maintains a common thematic thread throughout his works, each of his built structures is a distinct piece of architecture, that does not only evolve from the synthesis of numerous forms through study models, but from the roots of his ideas and thoughts.

 

 

sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
‘house K’ in hyogo, japan (2010-2012)
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for the young japanese architect, the synthesis of nature and architecture is key–whereby our natural environment’s complexity is injected into a man made sense of order (and vice versa), bringing forth a new definition of space that responds to our changing times. ‘between nature and architecture’ at GA gallery in japan, exhibited a myriad of models that depict fragments of fujimoto’s grander schemes, offering a first-hand look at how he himself works through each project during tokyo designers week 2013.

 

 

sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
detail of the sloping roof that is the main feature of ‘house K’
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I believe architecture is akin to something like a framework, which subsumes the complexities and richness of this ever-changing world, and assimilates what is not yet comprehensible. what is offered here are moments which serve as a prelude to the architecture of diversity.’ – sou fujimoto on his exhibition ‘between nature and architecture at GA gallery

 

 

sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
model of the ‘serpentine gallery pavilion’ (2013)
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sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
up close of the lattice work that composes the cloud-like structure
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sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
another view of the ‘serpentine gallery pavilion’
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sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
massing studies for the ‘serpentine gallery pavilion’
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sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
‘taiwan café’, tainan, taiwan (2013-)
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sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
the ‘taiwan café’ project is about connecting architecture with a city, a park and a body
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sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
‘taiwan pavilion’, tainan, taiwan (2012-)
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sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
model of ‘house NA’, tokyo, japan (2011)
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sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
‘house NA’ resembles a pile of stacked boxes
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sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
‘setonomori houses’, coastal area of the seto inland sea, japan (2012-2013)
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sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
detail of the positioning of the ‘setonomori houses’
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sou fujimoto between nature and architecture
foam model of ‘setonomori houses’
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  • i’m a big fan of the work of sou fujimoto – architecture in it’s finest form.

    adolf witzeling
  • fantastic!

    Anon

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