Architecture Exhibitions International

Vitra Design Museum Weil am Rhein

The Architecture of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa

Sep 12, 2020–Mar 7, 2021
Opening: Sep 11, 6:00 pm
Office of Ryue Nishizawa, Teshima Art Museum, Teshima, Japan, 2004-10; Rei Naito, Matrix, 2010 © Fukutake Foundation, Foto: Noboru Morikawa

The Japanese architecture studio SANAA, founded by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa in Tokyo in 1995, is one of the most influential architectural practices of our time. Known for the crisp and sheer simplicity of their buildings, SANAA realizes projects with spatial relations that are among the most radical and complex to be found in contemporary architecture. The light appearance of their buildings often hides a complexity developed in close collaboration with highly skilled engineers, almost invisibly pushing the boundaries of technical construction. From September 2020 to March 2021, the Vitra Design Museum will devote a major solo exhibition to these pioneers of architecture. The show will present SANAA’s most important works and give insight into their design ideals and working methods. Exhibits will include models, plans, drawings, furniture, and 1:1 mock-ups, as well as large-format photography and film projections. The exhibition will be curated and designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.