The winner of the Royal Academy’s inaugural Architecture Prize for lifetime achievement on being a woman in a male-dominated field. After graduating from the Department of Architecture at Kanto Gakuin University, Itsuko Hasegawa became a research student in the Department of Architecture. archINFORM homepage of Itsuko Hasegawa (*) – Japanese architect, active in Tokyo [contains a list of buildings].

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Shonandai Cultural Centre, Kanagawa, Japan, Yamanashi Fruits Museum, Yamanashi, Japan, Photograph by Shuji Yamada. Photo by Shigeru Ono. Part of her work has a great social commitment, Itsuko Hasegawa has never seen architecture as a singular creative act and isolated by an individual – on the contrary, she is convinced that the construction must be a social event. Subscribe to our newsletter. News and blog Hssegawa Podcasts Videos.

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She has also lectured at numerous universities and was a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in Yamanashi Fruits Museum, Yamanashi, Japan, Hasegawa seems to be speculating how one can change the world through architecture in employing the skills of the discipline—by designing and making buildings—in the service of hasegada.

Through this prize we hope to bring her the much-needed recognition she deserves,” said Louisa Hutton RA, chair of the jury. The project contains a 1,seat concert hall, a seat theatre, and a seat Noh theatre, and is surrounded by an eight-hectare landscape. Suzu Performing Arts Center, ground floor plan.

The Royal Academy is also pleased to share the shortlist for the first RA Dorfman Awardwhich champions global talent that represents the future of architecture.


Her residential projects also earned a Japan Cultural Design Award.

We use cookies to make your reading a better experience. The first in the annual awards, supported by the Dorfman Foundation, was decided by a distinguished international jury, chaired by the architect and Royal Academician Louisa Hutton.

Sumida Culture Factory, Tokyo, Japan, Hassgawa Menil Collection and beyond Renzo Piano: His career focused on the development of projects. She was the first woman architect to create a public building.

Moscow, Rotterdam, Oslo and Berlin. In she established Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier. After the metabolic experience, Hasegawa then continued to work with Shinoara on traditional Japanese architecture: Her buildings exude an optimism that could be interpreted as utopianism.

Itsuko Hasegawa

Includes drinks reception in the Collections Gallery from 6. Jtsuko, coffee and conversation sessions for people living with dementia InMind Free for Accessible. From a collective encouraging communities in Bogota to self-organise to build, to a woman architect mentoring the next generation in Ethiopia and another designing elegant homes in Japan, the shortlist displays the different nature of architecture being produced around the world.

Nominated and awarded by Royal Academicians alongside international curators and critics, the Royal Academy Architecture Prize honours an inspiring and enduring contribution to the culture of architecture, and the RA Dorfman Award champions new talent in architecture. She became the principal of her own design studio in Tokyo, called Itsuko Hasegawa Architectural Design Studio inwhich was renamed the Architectural Design Studio in Hasegawa earned acclaim when she won first prize in the open competition to design the Shonandai Cultural Centre in Fujisawa.

She founded her own practice inand after earning notoriety when she won the competition to design the Shonandai Cultural Centre in Fujisawa, Hasegawa was then commissioned to do a large number of projects across Japan including the Sumida Culture Factory, the Yamanashi Museum itsuok Fruit, and the Fukuroi Workshop Centre.


Royal Academy Architecture Prize Lecture: Itsuko Hasegawa | Event | Royal Academy of Arts

This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Farshid Moussavi new Royal Academician. Her projects include a variety of houses and public buildings.

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As a jury we were unanimous in our decision, all agreeing that Hasegawa is an architect of great talent who has been under recognised. The architect in Japan, Go Iteuko, is making very beautiful buildings with a strong feeling of materiality, while working with the same lightness of haseegawa that we have all grown to love from Japanese architects. Sign up for our newsletter and get domus in your inbox. Hasegawa buildings have light, using simple materials and dynamic forms.

Itsuko Hasegawa began to work with the Metabolist architecture with Kazuo Shinohara, Fumihiko Maki and Kenzo Tange merging the ideas of megastructures with organic growth. Her projects include a yasegawa of houses and public buildings. China Germany India Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Sri Lanka Korea icon-camera close icon-comments icon-down-sm icon-download icon-facebook icon-heart icon-heart icon–mobile-logo icon-next-sm icon-next icon-pinterest icon-play icon-plus icon-prev-sm icon-prev Search icon-twitter icon-views icon-instagram.

These two very different influences have informed a lifetime of work.

An event by The Hecar Foundation”. Inaugural Royal Academy Architecture Prize winner Itsuko Hasegawa will present her hadegawa and influences in this special celebratory lecture.