Sendai Mediatheque (Verb Monography S.)

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Calling him a "creator of timeless buildings," the Pritzker Jury further praised Ito for "infusing his designs with a spiritual dimension and for the poetics that transcend all his works." Among those works, the Jury singled out his Sendai Mediatheque, whose innovative use of structural tubes "permitted new interior spatial qualities."



The book Sendai Mediatheque presents the process of design and construction of Ito's prototype during the six years between the building's initial design through to its completion in 2001. The Mediatheque aspires to integrate real and virtual worlds - or, in Ito's words, "the primitive body of natural flow and the virtual body of electronic flow". Long after its completion, the Mediatheque is still evolving as an evolutionary building that combines the virtual and real into one design objective.

Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: ActarD Inc (23 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8495951037
  • ISBN-13: 978-8495951038
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.9 x 24.1 cm

About the Author



Born in Japan in 1941, Toyo Ito opened his own architecture studio in Tokyo in 1971. His most important structures included the Tower of Wind in Yokohama and the Yatsushiro Municipal Museum, and he has been exhibited widely in such shows as Vision of Japan, Blurring Architecture, and Vision and Reality. He has taught at Columbia University, New York, and the University of North London, and has received awards from such bodies as the Architecture Institute of Japan, the Union of Architects in Bulgaria, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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