March 17, 2013 |
In a return to form for the most prestigious award in architecture, Japan's Toyo Ito has won this year's Pritzker Prize. After honoring younger and lesser-known figures in recent years -- including 49-year-old Chinese architect Wang Shu in 2012 -- the Pritzker jury this year chose a well-established architect with 40 years of built work to his credit. For at least a decade Ito has been a presumed Pritzker front-runner. Along with Tadao Ando, the 1995 Pritzker laureate, the 71-year-old Ito is the dean of Japanese architecture, though with his mop of black hair he looks many years younger.
HOME & GARDEN
June 22, 2006 |
PRESS materials trumpeting the latest from Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando said he rejects "rampant consumerism" in modern building, which must have made this project quite a challenge given its location: between Lalique and Gucci, around the corner from Tiffany & Co., across the street from Bulgari and squarely in the heart of Consumerism Central, Rodeo Drive.
December 15, 2002 |
You probably don't give much thought to Fort Worth when you fly into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. If you think about it at all, you may associate the town with cowboys, livestock and rodeos. And with good reason: Fort Worth residents are proud of their Western heritage. They even call their city Cowtown. But you may not know that Fort Worth is a culture capital, with 14 museums, including a huge new contemporary art museum that was scheduled to open Saturday.
March 8, 2011
MOVIES The Birdwoman and Her Dreams The artist and filmmaker Nancy Andrews will appear in person to present the world premiere of a surprise film. She will also screen two of her latest animated works: "Behind the Eyes Are the Ears," which was inspired by mad-scientist horror films, and "On a Phantom Limb," which draws on Andrews' own near-death experience. REDCAT , 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. 8:30 p.m. $9. (213) 237-2800. http://www.redcat.org . EVENTS Tadao Ando One of the world's most decorated architects lectures on the field, with translation provided by Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY Architecture.
January 29, 1991 |
Building a Museum: The Santa Monica-based architecture firm Morphosis is one of six finalists chosen by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago to design a new building and sculpture garden, the museum announced Monday. The other firms are Emilio Ambasz (New York), Tadao Ando (Osaka), Josef Paul Kleihues (Berlin), Fumihiko Maki (Tokyo) and Christian de Portzamparc (Paris). The building will open in 1995.
May 10, 2005 |
French billionaire Francois Pinault has abandoned plans to give Paris a contemporary art museum on an island in the Seine and will house his collection in a Venetian palace instead, he said Monday. Pinault, France's second richest man and a longtime art collector, hired Japanese architect Tadao Ando to build an art foundation on the site of the derelict Renault car factory on Paris' Ile Seguin.