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Yui Tezuka: The Latest Architecture and News

Tezuka Architects on Their Formative Experiences, Architecture as a Cure and Finding Your Unique Wisdom

09:30 - 7 September, 2016
Tezuka Architects on Their Formative Experiences, Architecture as a Cure and Finding Your Unique Wisdom, Floating Roof House (2005). Image © Katsuhisa Kida
Floating Roof House (2005). Image © Katsuhisa Kida

As one practice among Japan's emerging crop of talented architects, Takaharu and Yui Tezuka of Tezuka Architects can boast some highly successful projects; perhaps most notably among their collection of houses, medical buildings, and community buildings is the Fuji Kindergarten. Completed in 2007, the unusual open-air design was so successful that it earned Takaharu Tezuka a spot on stage at TEDxKyoto. In this interview from his series “Japan's New Masters,” Ebrahim Abdoh speaks to Yui and Takaharu about their formative experiences in the United States and United Kingdom, their design approach, and the unique challenges that come with working in Japan.

Wall-less House (2001). Image © Katsuhisa Kida Sora no Mori clinic (2014). Image © Katsuhisa Kida Wall-less House (2001). Image © Katsuhisa Kida Forest House (2004). Image © Katsuhisa Kida + 16