toyo ito sendai mediatheque

Read architect Toyo Ito on his tsunami relief efforts, aiming for the sublime in design, and more. Ito and his network of colleagues is the focus of the current exhibition A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond, on view through July 4.

[Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects. Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan. 1995–2001. Model: acrylic, 10 5/8 x 31 ½ x 29 1/8″ (27 x 80 x 74 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the architect in honor of Philip Johnson. © 2015 Toyo Ito]

March 9: A panel of curators, architects, and scholars discusses the themes and work featured in the upcoming exhibition A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, & Beyond. The exhibition explores the network of architects and designers that has developed around Pritzker Prize winners Toyo Ito and SANAA, and the structural invention, non-hierarchical thinking, and novel uses of transparency and lightness that link their practices. Get tickets on our website.


[Toyo Ito. Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan. 1995–2001. © Naoya Hatakeyama]

This week: a new exhibition celebrating Japanese architects opens, a drawing session of the Maria Hassabi performance PLASTIC, a conversation on cultural equity, and more. 


[Toyo Ito. Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan. 1995–2001. © Naoya Hatakeyama]