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Spotlight: Kisho Kurokawa

via ritsumei.ac.jp
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Kisho Kurokawa (April 8th 1934 - October 12th 2007) was one of Japan's leading architects of the 20th century, perhaps most well-known as one of the founders of the Metabolist movement of the 1960s. Throughout the course of his career Kurokawa advocated a philosophical approach to understanding architecture that was manifest in his completed projects throughout his life.

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo. Image © Arcspace Van Gogh Museum Exposition Wing, Amsterdam. Image © Flickr CC user davesag Nagoya City Art Museum. Image © Wikimedia CC user Chris 73 Toshiba-IHI Pavilion at the 1970 Osaka Expo. Image © Flickr CC user m-louis