has just been name the recipient of the 2013 laureate for Pritzker Architecture Prize...
Toyo Ito's comment to his win...
Toyo Ito made this comment in reaction to winning the prize: “Architecture is bound by various social constraints. I have been designing architecture bearing in mind that it would be possible to realize more comfortable spaces if we are freed from all the restrictions even for a little bit. However, when one building is completed, I become painfully aware of my own inadequacy, and it turns into energy to challenge the next project. Probably this process must keep repeating itself in the future. “Therefore, I will never fix my architectural style and never be satisfied with my works,” he concluded.
|TOD’S Omotesando Building, 2002—2004, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. |
Photo by Nacasa & Partners Inc.
Photo by Tomio Ohashi.
|Za-Koenji Public Theatre, 2005—2008, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan.|
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