Monday, March 18, 2013

toyo ito annouced as the pritzker laureate for 2013

white u
akano-ku, tokyo, 1976

tower of winds 
kanagawa, japan, 1986

dome in odate 
odate-shi, akita, japan, 1997

sendai mediatheque
 sendai-shi, miyagi, japan, 2000

serpentine gallery pavillion 
london, u.k., 2002

grin grin central park
 island city, fukuoka, japan, 2005

tama art university library 
tokyo, japan, 2007

za-koenji public theatre
 suginami-ku, tokyo, japan, 2008

white o 
marbella, chile, 2009

taiwan solar powered stadium 
kaoshiung, taiwan, 2009

toyo ito museum of architecture
imabari-shi, ehime, japan, 2011

the taichung metropolitan opera house, 2005, 
taichung, taiwan (2005-currently under construction)

toyo ito photographed by yoshiaki tsutsui

toyo ito has been announced as the pritzker laureate for 2013. he is the 37th recipient of the prize & the 6th japanese to win.

in response to this award, ito humbly expressed that, with each project, he only becomes more "painfully aware of [his] inadequacy, and it turns into energy to challenge the next project." for that reason, "i will never fix my architectural style and never be satisfied with my works."

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