Gangjin Children Center / JYA-RCHITECTS

© Hwang Hyochel

Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS
Location: Gangjin,
Architect In Charge:
Structure: HM
Area: 223 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hwang Hyochel, Courtesy of JYA-RCHITECTS

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the Pritzker Prize

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 / Toyo Ito + Cecil Balmond + Arup

© Sylvain Deleu

Architects: Toyo Ito, Cecil Balmond, Arup
Location: Kensington Gardens, London, UK
Area: 309.76 sqm
Year: 2002
Photographs: Sylvain Deleu

Toyo Itorecipient of the Pritzker Prize 2013, along with Cecil Balmond and Arup were in charge of the design of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion back in 2002. What appeared to be an extremely complex random pattern was in fact derived from an algorithm of a cube that expanded as it rotated. The intersecting lines formed different triangles and trapezoids, whose transparency and translucency gave a sense of infinitely repeated motion.

You can see more images of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 after the break. And don’t forget to check ArchDaily’s exclusive coverage of the 2013 Pritzker Prize.

51 Logements in Viry-Châtillon / Margot-Duclot architectes associés

© Jean-Michel Landecy

Architects: Margot-Duclot architectes associés
Location: , France
Area: 4870.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jean-Michel Landecy

Salk Instutute in La Jolla, California, Louis Kahn 1959-65 C. The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania / © John Nicolais
Salk Instutute in La Jolla, California, Louis Kahn 1959-65 C. The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania / © John Nicolais

The ‘Power of Architecture’: Louis Kahn Exhibition

Celebrating one of the great master builders of the twentieth century, the Louis Kahn exhibition is taking place now until August 11, 2013. The ‘Power of Architecture’, presented by the Vitra Design Museum is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s work in two decades.…

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the Pritzker Prize

AD Classics: Tower of Winds / Toyo Ito

© Tomio Ohashi

The Tower of Winds is a project largely indicative of ’s approach to architecture, particularly his belief in the importance of technology and its vital role in the future of architecture. The project not only embraces technology and involves it in a dialogue with the city, but also establishes a direct symbolic relationship between nature and the installation.

Manassas Park Elementary School, Manassas, Virginia. Architect: VMDO Architects, PC. / © Sam Kittner
Manassas Park Elementary School, Manassas, Virginia. Architect: VMDO Architects, PC. / © Sam Kittner

Green Schools Exhibition

Striving to provide the nation’s children with a healthy place to learn is not a new concept. As long as there have been school buildings, there have been advocates for architectural improvements to ensure that students had proper lighting, heating,…

Electric / Mathieu Lehanneur

© Felipe Ribon

Architects: Mathieu Lehanneur
Location: Porte de Versailles, 75015, ,
Collaborating Architect: Ana Moussinet
Associated Authors: John Michael Ramirez and Romain Dian (Régine, Schmuck and Hippodrome de Longchamp)
Client: Viparis
Area: 1380.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Felipe Ribon

© Virgile Simon Bertrand
© Virgile Simon Bertrand

Neil Barrett ‘Shop in Shop’ / Zaha Hadid Architects

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects…, the ‘Shop in Shop’ concept for Neil Barrett is based on a singular, cohesive project that is divided into sixteen separate pieces. Specific pieces have then been selected and installed into each of the

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the Pritzker Prize

Photography: Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan

Museum of Architecture © Iwan Baan

“Whoever reviews Ito’s works notices not only a variety of functional programs, but also a spectrum of architectural languages.” — From the 2013 Pritzker Jury’s Citation

Toyo Ito has just been announced the winner of the 2013 Pritzker Prize. To commemorate this master architect, we’ve reached out to Iwan Baan, architecture’s premier photographer, and assembled a retrospective of some of Ito’s greatest works (all photographed, of course, by Baan) – including the Za Koenji Public Theatre, Toyo Ito’s Museum of Architecture, Silver Hut – TIMA, Ken Iwata Mother and Child Museum, Yaoko Kawagoe Museum, Suites Avenue Hotel, Huge Wineglass Project, Mikimoto 2, Tama Art University Library & White O. See them all, after the break…

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the Pritzker Prize

The Life and Work of Toyo Ito, 2013 Pritzker Laureate

Sendai Mediathique. Image © Nacasa & Partners.

Until his third year of high school, Toyo Ito’s passion was not architecture, but baseball.

Fortunately for us all (and almost assuredly for the Pritzker laureate himself), he soon switched career paths.

Born in Seoul in 1941, Ito moved to Japan at the tender age of two. From the age of 12 (when his father died) to the time he went to University, Ito was part of the family business: making miso (bean paste). However, upon attending The University of from 1965-1969, architecture became his life work.

Read more on the life and work of Toyo Ito, the 2013 Pritzker Laureate, after the break…

  

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the Pritzker Prize

AD Exclusive Interview: Toyo Ito, 2013 Pritzker Prize

Interview with and ArchDaily via Skype

A few days ago, we had the opportunity to talk with Toyo-san, the 2013 Pritzker Prize laureate. A short, but intense talk where Ito shares with us, using precise words, insights about his design process and what he thinks about architecture, everything connected to the human aspects of the profession, understanding and connecting to the people.

For you, what is architecture?

(Laughs) Hard question! Architecture is the relation between one person and another, something that can make people gather.

How did you feel, as an architect, facing the disaster after the 2011 earthquake in ?

As a person facing such a disaster, I had the responsibility to do something for the people who had lost their homes in the area, and by talking to the people in the disaster area I saw a similarity to the previous question, what is architecture. I think it was a very good opportunity to rethink, to start from zero what architecture really is fundamentally.

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the Pritzker Prize

White O / Toyo Ito

White O_Toyo Ito (75)

Architect: Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
Location: Marbella,
Local Architect: Christian de Groote
Project Area: 370 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Nicolas Saieh

White O_Toyo Ito (11) White O_Toyo Ito (22) White O_Toyo Ito (62) White O_Toyo Ito (77)

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the Pritzker Prize

Flashback: Sendai Mediatheque / Toyo Ito

© Nacasa & Partners Inc

With the intentions of designing a transparent cultural media center that is supported by a unique system to allow complete visibility and transparency to the surrounding community, the by Toyo Ito is revolutionary in it’s engineering and aesthetic.

Six steel-ribbed slabs slabs, each 15-3/4″ thick, appear to float from the street, supported by only thirteen vertical steel lattice columns that stretch from ground plane to the roof. This striking visual quality that is one of the most identifiable characteristics of the project is comprable to large trees in a forest, and function as light shafts as well as storage for all of the utilities, networks and systems.

More on the Sendai Mediatheque by after the break.

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the Pritzker Prize

Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan

Once again, Iwan Baan shared with us another impresive photoset. This time, we are presenting the Tama Art University Library in , Japan, by Toyo Ito.

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the Pritzker Prize

Za Koenji Public Theatre / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan

Once more, Iwan Baan shared with the Za Koenji Public Theatre by Toyo Ito in , Japan. An impressive black volume in the middle of the city of Suginami in and managed by Creative Theatre Network (CTN), a non-profit organization led by president Ren Saito.

You can see the complete photoset on Iwan’s website.

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the Pritzker Prize

Porta Fira Towers / Toyo Ito AA + Fermín Vázquez (b720 Arquitectos)

© Nils Becker, AA

Architects: Toyo Ito (ITO AA) + Fermín Vázquez (b720 Arquitectos)
Location: Plaza Europa 45-47 (Hotel) 41-43 (Oficinas), 08902 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, , Spain
Total Area: 80.108 sqm (56.014sqm s/r + 24.093sqm b/r)
Hotel: 34.688sqm (23.395sqm s/r + 11.293sqm b/r)
Offices: 45.420sqm (32.619sqm s/r + 12.800sqm b/r)
Proyect date: 2004-2006
Hotel: April 2006 – Jan 2010
Offices: April 2006 – May 2009
Photos: Nils Becker, Toyo Ito AA

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the Pritzker Prize

Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium / Toyo Ito

 

Solar Powered Stadium by

Construction is finished for Japanese architect Toyo Ito’s Solar Powered Stadium in Taiwan. The stadium’s roof is covered by 8,844 solar panels. The stadium is located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and it was built to coincide with the opening of the World Games, to be held this July.

The “World Games Stadium” holds 55,000 spectators and it cost $150 million to build. The stadium will hold the record for largest solar-powered stadium in the world with it’s 14,155m2 roof. It could potentially generate  1.14 gigawatt hours of electricity every year, enough to power up to 80% of the sorrounding neighbourhood.

Seen at deputydog. More images, after the break.

Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral Underway in New Zealand

Courtesy of City Libraries’ Flickr

Shigeru Ban just can’t get enough of paper tubes. The Japanese architect, renowned for his design of structures that can be quickly and inexpensively erected in disaster zones, is at it again in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, which was hit hard by a devastating earthquake last February. The earthquake of magnitude 6.3 killed over 200 people and inflicted irreparable damage on the city’s iconic gothic cathedral of 132 years. The cathedral was a copy of one in Oxford, England, and was one of the most famous landmarks of the Christchurch, pictured on postcards, souvenirs and tea towels.

A pioneer in so-called “emergency architecture,” Shigeru Ban has begun construction on a highly anticipated, unique replacement: a simple A-frame structure composed of paper tubes of equal length and 20 foot containers. The tubes will be coated with waterproof polyurethane and flame retardants that the architect has been developing since 1986 – years before environmental friendliness and the use of inexpensive were even a concern in architecture.

Read more about Ban’s visionary Cardboard Cathedral after the break…