Sou Fujimoto

Born on 4 August 1971 in Higashikagura, Hokkaido, Japan, Sou Fujimoto is
an internally recognized Japanese architect, best known for his extensive use of permeable enclosures and subtle light structures. He went to school at the University of Tokyo, where he graduated in 1994 before establishing the world-renowned Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2000.

Sou has designed multiple buildings and structures of notice across Europe and Japan, including London’s temporary Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and Children’s Centre for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Hokkaido. His works are part of permanent collections of Smithsonian Design Museum, Cooper Hewitt, and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Sou Fujimoto’s cloud-like Serpentine Pavilion: What makes it special?

Fujimoto’s Serpentine Pavilion Fujimoto’s temporary structure was created using 20mm white steel poles that were arranged in a complex latticework or interlacing pattern that appeared to emerge from the ground as an iridescent matrix would. Taking up space in 350 square meters of lawn right at the forefront of the Serpentine Gallery, Fujimoto’s structure was …

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