2013年04月07日

Top architect named: Tour Toyo Ito's unusual buidingsプリツカー建築賞の今年の受賞者に、建築家の伊東豊雄氏





「建築のノーベル賞」といわれるプリツカー建築賞の今年の受賞者に、建築家の伊東豊雄氏(71)が決まった

主催する米ハイアット財団が2013年3月17日(日本時間18日)、発表した

日本人では、2010年に建築ユニット「SANAA」(妹島〈せじま〉和世さんと西沢立衛〈りゅうえ〉さん)が受賞して以来、6人目

 仙台市のせんだいメディアテークなどを通して建築の可能性を広げようとしたことや、作品の精神性、詩的な広がりが評価された

東日本大震災の被災者が立ち寄れる集会施設「みんなの家」(仙台市、岩手県陸前高田市など)を手がけていることも、「建築家の社会的責任の体現」とされた(朝日新聞)


伊東氏がCNNに話したことは 上記 朝日の記事とすこし異なるようだ


自身の設計様式にはこだわらず、建築の可能性を限りなく広げてゆきたい

そして 建築というものをさまざまな制約から解き放ちて 自由奔放さを吹き込みたい(ジョニー私訳)



実際には 都市の景観は建築だけでは決まらず 道路交通網の整備と関わり合って環境が整備されていく

おなじような道路の設計だと 世界のどの街も同じ雰囲気になり そこの住民も世界のどの地域でもおなじような生活と個性の均一化が進んでいく

それをどのようにアレンジして 都市や市街地の個性を創造してゆくか が建築家として問われている と 伊東氏は主張したいのではないか



ジョニーは 個人的には 好きな街並みは

チェコのプラハ かな〜

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石畳みの小路に 繊細で優雅なラインの塔や教会が林立


一日 プラハ城から見下ろしていても飽きない

ジョニは 一年半の間に 二度もここを訪問した




(以下引用)



(CNN) -- Seoul-born, 71-year-old Japanese architect Toyo Ito is this year's recipient of the industry's most coveted prize.

On Monday, the architect was announced the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, joining past Pritzker Laureates that include Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas.

"As I did not expect it, I felt really grateful and honored to be awarded the prize," Ito told CNN.

In addition to his abstract, beautiful buildings, the Tokyo-based architect is also known for his extensive work on communal centers as part of the reconstruction in Japan following the 2011 tsunami.

Ito, whose family ran a miso (bean paste) factory following his father's early death when Ito was 12, has said he wasn't interested in architecture as a youth. He began taking an interest while attending the University of Tokyo.

Throughout his career, Ito's designs have been unusual, vivid and minimalistic -- from the aluminum house he designed for his sister to the Sendai Mediatheque in Miyagi, Japan, which he describes as his professional highlight.
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The Pritzker committee jury raved about his lifework of defying standard distinctions. It will officially bestow its award at a ceremony in Boston on May 29.

Together with the 40 employees of his namesake firm, Toyo Ito & Associates, the architect is currently working on projects in Taiwan, Singapore and Japan.
"I travel 50 to 60 times per year for work," says Ito. "I love any place where I work."

At Princeton in 2009, he lectured on the development of the grid system in architecture, pointing out that while the system allows for rapid construction, "it also made the world's cities homogenous" and that "it made the people living and working there homogenous, too."

His design aesthetic is "modifying the grid slightly" so buildings can have closer relationships to their environment.

"Not fixing my style, I keep extending the possibilities of architecture," he told CNN. "In other words, I would like to unbridlearchitecture from various restrictions and give it more freedom."

The photo gallery above illustrates how Ito is changing and influencing landscapes of cities around the world.
Where to see the buildings (numbered per the gallery above)



1. Sendai Mediatheque, 2-1 Kasugamachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan; +82 22 713 3171; open daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m., closed every fourth Thursday; www.smt.jp

3. Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre, Fukashi, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan; +81 263 33 3800; www.mpac.jp

7. Tama Art University Library (Hachioji campus), 2-1723 Yarimizu,Hachioji,Tokyo; +81 42 676 8611; open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; www.tamabi.ac.jp

8. Za-Koenji Public Theatre, 2-1-2 Koenji-Kita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo; +81 3 3223 7300; za-koenji.jp

9. Main Stadium for 2009 World Games, No. 100, Shìyùn Blvd, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan;+886 7 582 9000; open daily 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; www.nssac.gov.tw

10. Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, 2418 Urado, Omishima-machi, Imabari, Ehime, Japan; +81 897 74 7220; open Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; www.tima-imabari.jp





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