At Days of Oris held in Zagreb on 20 and 21 October 2012 architect Sou Fujimoto presented his projects and spoke about the concept of gradation of fields, the strength of ambivalence in architecture, the forest as inspiration and the integration of different scales in the projects. His lecture has been posted in full.
Sou Fujimoto was orn in Hokkaido in 1971. After studying architecture at the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo University, he established Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2000. Awarded the Golden Lion for National Participation at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012 along with Kumiko Inui, Akihisa Hirata and Naoya Hatakeyama. Awards: the Architectural Review Awards, three years in a row from 2005 (as well as the Grand Prize in 2006); jia (Japan Institute of Architects) Grand Prize for the Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre, 2008; highest award at the World Architectural Festival for the Private House division, 2008; chosen as Design Vanguard by Architecture Record magazine, 2008; Wallpaper magazine’s Design Award, 2009; Spotlight: The Rice Design Alliance Prize, 2010.