Junya Ishigami Biography & Bibliography

Junya Ishigami Bibliography & Architect Profile

Junya Ishigami Biography

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Junya Ishigami is a Japanese architect born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1974. He is one of the innovative voices in contemporary design. Formerly of the architecture firm SANAA, Ishigami established his practice in 2004.

He acquired his master’s degree in architecture and planning at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2000. Ishigami worked with Kazuyo Sejima from 2000 to 2004 at SANAA, before establishing his firm in 2004: Junya.ishigami+associates.

Ishigami showed solo in the Japanese pavilion at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008 and was the youngest ever recipient of the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize for the Kanagawa Institute of Technology KAIT Workshop in 2009. In 2010 he won the Golden Lion for Best Project at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale, and in the same year, he became an Associate Professor at Tohoku University in Japan. In 2011 he created “Architecture of Air” at the Barbican, London, a cavernous large-scale installation that weighed only 300 grams. In 2014 he was made the Kenzo Tange Design Critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in the US.

Junya Ishigami ’s works include many successful public and private buildings, such as the Kanagawa Institute of Technology, the Japanese pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2008, or the Magic table.

Junya Ishigami is a Japanese architect born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1974.

Junya Ishigami Bibliography – Recommended Books

This bibliography consists of a selective list of books relating to Junya Ishigami’s Architecture.

 Junya Ishigami - Another Scale Of Architecture

Junya Ishigami – Another Scale Of Architecture

  • Publisher: Lixil (March 1, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 240 pages
Description by publisher: Junya Ishigami believes there are many differences between conventional architecture, as an artificial environment, and the natural environment, different forms and systems, different degrees of diversity, and different times. Yet the most fundamental difference of them all is scale, from subatomic particles, insects and animals, and the human world, to the global scale and even the incomprehensible vastness beyond our planet. In this book, Ishigami poses questions about how to bring this entire spectrum of scales into the realm of architecture, expanding its concept to embrace fluctuation and vagueness through five themes: Clouds, Forest, Horizon, Sky, Rain.SHOP NOW → 
Junya Ishigami: How Small? How Vast? How Architecture Grows

Junya Ishigami: How Small? How Vast? How Architecture Grows

  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz; Bilingual edition (September 30, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 44 pages
Description by publisher: For Junya Ishigami (born 1974), architecture is a field of infinite possibilities that affect every area of life, raising existential questions and requiring scientific and artistic observation. Here, the Japanese architect demonstrates what an environment that bases social life on organic principles might look like.SHOP NOW → 
Junya Ishigami: Small Images (English and Japanese Edition)

Junya Ishigami: Small Images (English and Japanese Edition)

  • Publisher: INAX-Shuppan (April 13, 2008)
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Paperback: 160 pages
Description by publisher: Delightfully conceived, Ishigami has chosen to present the projects by his office dissected into 500 smaller illustrations and accompanied by some 150 blocks of text. In so doing, the defining lines of the respective projects are rendered ambiguous, and a vague, abstract image of the whole emerges, lending itself to new associations and discoveries. Works, projects, plans, photographs, models, and research reveal a sensitive and intriguing architecture from this young Japanese office.SHOP NOW →
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Junya Ishigami: 2G issue 78

  • Publisher: Walther König, Köln (July 16, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 160 pages
Description by publisher: Japanese architect Junya Ishigami (born 1974) became known for his proposal for the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2008. The following year, he completed the Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop, and with these two works, he was already acclaimed as one of the most innovative Japanese architects. Issue 78 of 2G surveys his career to date.SHOP NOW →

Other recommended Books of Junya Ishigami:

  • Another Nature (Harvard GSD Studio Reports)Publisher: Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (May 8, 2015). Language: English
  • El Croquis 182: Christian Kerez – Junya Ishigami. Publisher: Generic (January 1, 2015)
  • Freeing Architecture. Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1st edition (July 10, 2018). Language: English
  • Junya Ishigami: Serpentine Pavilion 2019. Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig (September 1, 2019). Language: English
  • Plot 08: Junya IshigamiPublisher: Ada Edita Global Architecture; 1st edition (January 11, 2018). Language: Japanese

I wish to think freely; to expand my perspective on architecture as flexibly, broadly, and subtly as possible, beyond the stereotypes of what architecture is considered to be.

– Junya Ishigami

Works of Junya Ishigami

Works of Junya Ishigami

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