Touring The World Of Architecture: Week 24

by | 07. Jun 2013

Article | News

By Eva Bjerring

A fruitful cooperation between architect Sou Fujimoto and photographer Iwan Baan, a full month of birthday celebration in honor of architecture mastermind Frank Lloyd Wrigth, Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito’s speech and a suggestion to let the people in on the design process.

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013, Designed by Sou Fujimoto © Sou Fujimoto Architects, Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

Bustler reveals first photos of Sou Fujimoto Serpentine Gallery Pavilion the go to site to keep updated on competitions, entries and design ideas (and the little sister to the  Archinect site) has proudly announced the publication of the first photos of the completed 2013  Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Sou Fujimoto which opened on June 8th by the master photographer  Iwan Baan.

For the 2013 Pavilion I propose an architectural landscape: a transparent terrain that encourages people to interact with and explore the site in diverse ways. Within the pastoral context of Kensington Gardens, I envisage the vivid greenery of the surrounding plant life woven together with a constructed geometry,
Fujimoto said.

Fujimoto is the third Japanese architect to accept the invitation to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, following  Toyo Ito in 2002 and Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa of  SANAA in 2009.

Take a look at Fujimoto and Baan’s work on


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week-24-3-frank-lloyd-wright.jpgFrank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo © 2009 The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Steel Cathedral, New York, 1926 (project) Graphite pencil and colored pencil on paper     
Hip Hooray and a Happy Birthday

One of America’s most famous architects Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8 in 1867. Chicago Architecture Foundation has dedicated not only the day, but the whole month to honor the father of organic architecture.

Experience Wright’s masterpieces on a  CAF tour or sit back and browse theWright section of their online shop to celebrate the legacy of this Prairie-School master.

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A Winner’s Speech

week-24-4-toyo-ito_funeral-hall-02.jpgMeiso no Mori Municipal Funeral Hall by Toyo Ito, 2004-2006, Kakamigahara-shi, Gifu, Japan

Making architecture is not something one does alone; one must be blessed with many good collaborators to make it happen
/ Toyo Ito at the Pritzker Award Ceremony.

Earlier this year one conceptualist Japanese architect  Toyo Ito was named as the 2013 laurete of the  Pritzker Architecture Prize. May 29 he officially received the award at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.

Catch his  full speech on


Video of the Week


“Architecture for the people by the people”

What if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of Wikihouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere.

Catch architect Alastair Parvin’s idea about  architecture for the people by the people on TED Talks.

Alastair Parvin, Architecture for the people by the people, TED Talks, 13:12 min


A Bit of Friday Fun


Guess it’s time for a weekend break at  Arquitetura do Futuro.