Opening on March 13 at New York’s MoMA, the exhibition A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond focuses on Toyo Ito’s influence as a mentor to a new generation of Japanese architects, including Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, and Junya Ishigami.
If you are in New York, make sure to don’t miss the panel discussion “Japan Now: Architecture for the 21st Century with Ken Tadashi Oshima, Nanako Umemoto, Kayoko Ota and Florian Idenburg, on March 9 (6PM).

Toyo Ito. Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan. 1995–2001. © Naoya Hatakeyama
Toyo Ito. Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan. 1995–2001. © Naoya Hatakeyama

N.b. The MoMa building itself was partially born on a Japanese drawing board: Yoshio Taniguchi (Junior) redesigned the museum in 1997.

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