07:00pm, Wednesday, 17 May 2017
09:00pm, Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Takaharu Tezuka, Tezuka Architects
17 May 2017, 7pm
Hoxton Hall, London N1 6SH
The Architecture Foundation is pleased to present a special lecture by Takaharu Tezuka in Hoxton Hall on Wednesday the 17th of May.
Tokyo-based Takaharu and Yui Tezuka founded Tezuka Architects in 1994. Their two decades of projects, located principally in Japan, demonstrate a remarkable attention to human wellbeing and an eloquent reinvention of traditional Japanese timber construction.
The practice's Fuji Kindergarden achieved global recognition for its oval-shaped playground roof and subsequent additional classroom which wraps around a mature tree. However, many of the practice's most recent projects are not widely known in the UK including the Sora no Mori fertility clinic, a vast IVF hospital of tranquil courtyards, or Ikote Tokamachi Industry and Crafts Centre, designed to operate beneath metres of snow in winter.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Takaharu Tezuka worked under Richard Rogers in London while Yui studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Their recent 'Roof House' will be exhibited at the Barbican Arts Centre as part of the touring exhibition 'The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945'.
Church of Eaves. Designed by Takaharu + Yui Tezuka. Photo by Katsuhisa Kida/FOTOTECA