The winner of the Royal Academy’s inaugural Architecture Prize for lifetime achievement on being a woman in a male-dominated field. After graduating from the Department of Architecture at Kanto Gakuin University, Itsuko Hasegawa became a research student in the Department of Architecture. archINFORM homepage of Itsuko Hasegawa (*) – Japanese architect, active in Tokyo [contains a list of buildings].

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Yamanashi Fruits Museum, Yamanashi, Japan, Haaegawa she worked under Kazuo Shinohara at the institute. Sign up for our newsletter and get domus in your inbox.

Her residential projects also earned a Japan Cultural Design Award. Photograph by Shuji Yamada. Suzu Performing Arts Center, section. Her projects include a variety of houses and public buildings. The shortlist for the first RA Dorfman Award is. She founded irsuko own practice, Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier, in and was the first woman architect to design a public building in Japan.

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Her buildings exude an optimism that could be interpreted as utopianism. InHasegawa won first prize in a competition to design the Shonandai Cultural Centre.

In the summer ofHasegawa completed a design for the seat theatre for the temporary four-month Nagoya Design exhibition. Finally, in he received the Royal Academy Architecture Prize. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Her buildings exude ihsuko optimism that could be interpreted as utopianism.


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Art, coffee and conversation sessions for people living with dementia InMind Free for Accessible. News and blog Filter Podcasts Videos. Initially, the design was not popular among the local residents, who hasegaea concerned on how the building would be buried below ground level.

Photo by Itsuko Hasegawa. An event by The Hecar Foundation”. Her residential projects also earned a Japan Cultural Design Award. We use cookies to improve your experience online.

Itsuko Hasegawa More events. Through this prize we hope to bring her the much-needed recognition she deserves,” said Louisa Hutton RA, chair of the jury. By using ituko website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As a jury we were unanimous in our decision, all agreeing that Hasegawa is an architect of great talent who has been under recognised. These two very different influences have informed a lifetime of work. Itsuko Hasegawa began to work with the Metabolist architecture with Kazuo Shinohara, Fumihiko Maki and Kenzo Tange merging the ideas of megastructures with organic growth. The architect in Japan, Go Hasegawa, is making very beautiful buildings with a strong feeling of materiality, while working with the same lightness of touch that we have all grown to love from Japanese architects.

This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat Hasegawa earned acclaim when she won first prize in the open competition to design the Shonandai Cultural Centre in Fujisawa.


Also, in she received the Japanese Prime Minister’s Award for her contribution to the achievement of a gender equality society.

Itsuko Hasegawa wins first Royal Academy architecture prize Japanese architect is the first rewarded by Royal Academy. Farshid Moussavi new Royal Hasdgawa. Featured Article Being a sitter for Egon Schiele. The Royal Academy is also pleased to share the shortlist for the first RA Dorfman Awardwhich champions global talent that represents the future of architecture.

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After graduating from the Department of Architecture at Kanto Gakuin UniversityinHasegawa began working as a graduate student in the laboratory of Kazuo Shinohara in the Department of Architecture of the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Hasegawa won an open competition for the design of the Niigata Performing Arts Centre. In February, the Japanese architect Itsuko Hasegawa won the inaugural Royal Academy Architecture Prize, honouring her inspiring and enduring contribution to the culture of architecture.

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