The architect Terunobu Fujimori (*1946, Takabe, Miyagawa-mura, Suwa district, Nagano prefecture) initially researched, taught and published exclusively as a historian. "Then" - as Arata Isozaki said - "one day he began to create strange buildings as if he had suddenly gone crazy". Since then, he has realised projects that have attracted international attention, from small tea houses to large-scale buildings incorporating nature. Fujimori develops a very personal, critical alternative to contemporary architecture, combining traditional techniques and materials with natural elements in an unorthodox way. As co-founder of the ROJO-Society he also deals with public space by photographically documenting mistakes, exceptions and absurd situations in his metropolitan environment. Since 2016 he has been director of the Edo Tokyo Museum, which is dedicated to the history of Tokyo.
Terunobu Fujimori will realise a tea house for the Raketenstation Hombroich in the context of an exhibition of his work at Stiftung Insel Hombroich, which will open in April 2020.