Hiroko Kusunoki and Nicolas Moreau: Little Thoughts from Everyday: Guggenheim Helsinki Competition

Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki lecture
From left: Hiroko Kusunoki and Nicolas Moreau lecturing in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP
Work by Hiroko Kusunoki and Nicolas Moreau
Work prepared by Hiroko Kusunoki and Nicolas Moreau for the Guggenheim Helsinki competition. photo / Moreau Kusunoki
Work by Hiroko Kusunoki and Nicolas Moreau
Work prepared by Hiroko Kusunoki and Nicolas Moreau for the Guggenheim Helsinki competition. photo / Moreau Kusunoki
Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki lecture
Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki gave a lecture titled "Little Thoughts from Everyday: Guggenheim Helsinki Competition." William Staffeld / AAP
Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki lecture
Hiroko Kusunoki, foreground, presenting work during her lecture with Nicolas Moreau. William Staffeld / AAP
From left: Hiroko Kusunoki and Nicolas Moreau lecturing in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP Work prepared by Hiroko Kusunoki and Nicolas Moreau for the Guggenheim Helsinki competition. photo / Moreau Kusunoki Work prepared by Hiroko Kusunoki and Nicolas Moreau for the Guggenheim Helsinki competition. photo / Moreau Kusunoki Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki gave a lecture titled "Little Thoughts from Everyday: Guggenheim Helsinki Competition." William Staffeld / AAP Hiroko Kusunoki, foreground, presenting work during her lecture with Nicolas Moreau. William Staffeld / AAP

Edgar A. Tafel Lecture Series

Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki are the codirectors of Moreau Kusunoki, founded in 2011 in Paris. The two had their first professional experience in Tokyo and gathered invaluable lessons from internationally renowned architects: the art of construction from Ban, programmatic and spatial investigation from Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates (SANAA), and sensibility for materials from Kuma Kengo Architecture and Associates (Kuma). In June 2015, Moreau Kusunoki was awarded first prize in the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition.

Hiroko Kusunoki studied architecture at Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo. She worked for Shigeru Ban Architects in Tokyo, and Hara Warde/Atelier Jean Nouvel before establishing her own practice with Moreau in 2011. She has been working on projects of various scales and temporary structures such as the Nomadic Museum, which traveled from New York City and Santa Monica to Tokyo.

Nicolas Moreau studied architecture at Belleville School of Architecture in Paris. He worked for SANAA and Kuma before establishing his practice with Kusunoki. He was a cofounder and CEO of Kuma Europe from 2008 to 2011, working as a chief architect on cultural projects such as the Contemporary Art Center in Marseille, and the Besançon Art Center and Cité de la Musique in Besançon, France.