Junya Ishigami: My Works
Born in Kanagawa, Japan, Junya Ishigami graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with a M.F.A. in architecture in 2000, and joined the office of Kazuyo Sejima & Associates that same year. He founded his office, junya.ishigami+associates, in 2004. The office has won several awards, including the Iakov Chernikhov International Prize for Young Architects (2008), the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize for KAIT Workshop (2009), and the Golden Lion for the best project of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale for "Architecture as Air: Study for Chateau la Coste" (2010). Published works include Balloon and Gardens, Another Scale of Architecture, and How Vast? How Small? How Architecture Grows. In 2010 he became an associate professor at Tohoku University, was the Kenzo Tange Design Critic at Harvard GSD in 2014, and a visiting professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture in 2015.
This lecture offers an overview of the office's projects from its early days until now.