Competition: win tickets to Sou Fujimoto’s talk at London’s Design Museum

For our latest competition, Dezeen has teamed up with Japan House, the Design Museum and London Festival of Architecture to give readers the chance to win tickets to Futures of the Future, a talk by Sou Fujimoto on 12 June 2018. Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto will discuss the relationship between nature and architecture with the Guardian’s architecture and design critic

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“Vertical village” by Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel to be built in Paris

Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel have won the competition to build a new mixed-use development in Paris with their design called Vertical Village. Japanese architect, Fujimoto collaborated with the two French architects to design the complex that will be built almost entirely from wood and will stand as a “new gateway” to the suburb of Rosny-sous-Bois.

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Sou Fujimoto unveils designs for Swiss university centre made of stacked cubes

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has designed a learning centre for the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, which will comprise a stack of glass cubes held within white frames. The Tokyo and Paris-based studio led by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto won a contest to design the HSG Learning Center at the University of St Gallen with its proposal called Open Grid

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Sou Fujimoto designs tower with wavy canopies and verdant balconies for new development in Nice

A tower with undulating, tree-covered canopies by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto forms part of this competition-winning €275 masterplan for a new neighbourhood in Nice, France. French firm Lambert Lénack led a team that includes architects Sou Fujimoto, Cino Zucchi, Chartier Dalix, Laisné Roussel, Anouk Matecki and Roland Carta, and landscape architect Alain Faragou, to win the competition to design the

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Sou Fujimoto and AWAA win Brussels tower contest

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto and Belgian studio AWAA teamed up to design this mixed-use tower complex on the outskirts of Brussels, which will comprise a scooped roof and facade covered in tree-lined balconies. Sou Fujimoto and AWAA won a competition launched by property developer Unibra and construction company Thomas and Piron, to design the Delta Tower in the Auderghem municipality. Fujimoto posted a visual

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David Adjaye, BIG and Sou Fujimoto compete to build Edinburgh Ross Pavilion

David Adjaye’s temple-like canopy, Bjarke Ingels’ looped auditorium and Sou Fujimoto’s spiralling pathway are among the seven shortlisted proposals for an events pavilion in Edinburgh, Scotland. Flanagan Lawrence, PagePark Architects, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter and wHY Architecture have also been shortlisted for the Ross Pavilion at West Princes Street Gardens, a public park set below Edinburgh castle.

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Sou Fujimoto, Kengo Kuma and more propose future houses in House Vision exhibition

Japanese architects including Sou Fujimoto, Atelier Bow-Wow, Kengo Kuma and Shigeru Ban have all designed houses of the future for a Tokyo exhibition (+ movie). House Vision 2016 includes 12 housing prototypes by notable Japanese architects and designers, as well as think tanks for construction and technology companies. All the designers teamed up with big brands to make their vision a reality. Atelier Bow-Wow worked with More

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Reinvented Bus Stops By World Renowned Architects

Renowned architects from all over the world were invited to design bus stops in the Austrian village of Krumbach in exchange for a free holiday there.
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Japanese architects have rejected the starchitect system says MoMA curator

Contemporary Japanese architects have created “a legacy with more consistency” than the famous names that dominate architecture elsewhere, says the curator of a major new MoMA exhibition (+ slideshow). MoMA’s show, which is titled A Japanese Constellation, focuses on the work of three generations of Japanese architects, including Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima and SANAA, and Sou Fujimoto. More

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Sou Fujimoto was considered “a risk” for the 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Movie: in the penultimate instalment of our exclusive video series, Julia Peyton-Jones explains why it was a gamble to commission the relatively young Sou Fujimoto to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2013. Born in 1971, Sou Fujimoto was the youngest architect to be commissioned to design a Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, until Bjarke Ingels was More

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David Chipperfield and Sou Fujimoto unveil visions for “Paris of tomorrow”

Sou Fujimoto, David Chipperfield and Manuelle Gautrand are among the winning architects in a competition seeking innovative design proposals for 23 sites across the French capital (+ slideshow). Spearheaded by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, the Reinventer Paris competition called for architects and developers to team up and develop plans for numerous key sites around the city, from old More

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Sou Fujimoto uses seashells and thatching for village-inspired arts complex in rural China

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto used locally sourced materials to create this countryside arts venue at a former farm on the outskirts of Guanghzou, China (+ slideshow). Named Mirrored Gardens, the complex is an outpost of Vitamin Creative Space – a Guanghzou gallery that was first established in 2002. It comprises an exhibition gallery, art studios, […]

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Sou Fujimoto envisions trees and balconies for Université Paris-Saclay building

A team led by Japanese studio Sou Fujimoto Architects has unveiled images of its competition-winning proposal for a Paris university building filled with trees and plants. Working in partnership with French offices Manal Rachdi Oxo and Nicolas Laisné Associates, Sou Fujimoto Architects will create the Ecole Polytechnique at the Université Paris-Saclay campus, just outside the French […]

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Sou Fujimoto’s Palm Court retail complex completes in Miami

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto aimed to create “crystallised showers of sunlight” with the blue glass fins that front his shopping centre in the Miami Design District (+ interview + slideshow). Sou Fujimoto’s design for the Palm Court retail centre was influenced by Miami’s tropical and unpredictable weather, which he experienced during his first visit. “I was […]
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Mayor pulls plug on Sou Fujimoto’s Taiwan Tower over safety and cost concerns

News: Taichung mayor Lin Chia-lung has temporarily halted development of Sou Fujimoto’s tree-inspired 300-metre tower for the city, which he says is “problematic” in terms of structure and safety. Total costs are reported to have increased from NT$8 billion (£166 million) to NT$15 billion (£312 million) for the Taiwan Tower – conceived as Taichung’s answer to the […]
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Sou Fujimoto to create House of Hungarian Music at new Budapest museum park

News: Sou Fujimoto is one of three architects that have been selected to design buildings for a Hungarian museum complex in Budapest’s City Park (+ slideshow). Sou Fujimoto’s design for the House of Hungarian Music was selected via an anonymous competition process to become one of five new museums planned for a park just outside Budapest’s city […]
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Landmark architecture helps turn Miami into the “capital of Latin America”

Feature: international architects are leading Miami’s transforming from a retirement resort into a major cultural destination, according to architects and developers working in the city (+ slideshow). An influx of money from South America coupled with the impact of the Art Basel art fair is driving the change, with a roster of global architects including Sou […]

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