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Kisho Kurokawa

Kisho Kurokawa made his debut into the world of architecture at age 26, as a cofounder of the Metabolism Movement. His major works include Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporar y Art, National Ethnological Museum, and Nagoya City Art Museum. The Art Institute of Chicago honored him by designating its architecture gallery the Kisho Kurokawa Gallery of Architecture.

  • Graduate School of Architecture, Tokyo University
  • Japan Art Academy Award, 1992, for Nara City Museum of Photography
  • 1986 Gold Medal, Academy of Architecture, France
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Advanced Research for Japanese Architectural Studies, Columbia University

“The museum of the future will become a complex with elements such as amusement facility, lifelong education, people’s workshop, information center, etc. Obviously this will turn a museum into a complex of several architectures. The method of Abstract Symbolism, which gives each architecture its own independent geometric figure (such as a circle, cube, ellipse) and reorganizes them as a complex, is effective in designing a museum.”

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