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SANAA Bibliography – Recommended Books 

This bibliography consists of a selective list of books relating to Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa.

SANAA (I) 2015 / 2020: Obra Construida / Built Work (EL CROQUIS)

Publisher: El Croquis; 1st edition (October 20, 2020)

From the publisher: The magazine turns its focus on the Japanese architecture powerhouse duo of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa in this installment, examining both their collaborative and individual work over the past five years. Accompanying its selection of fifteen featured projects is a text by architect Maki Onishi and a conversation between her and the founding partners of SANAA. Notable recent works include the new Hitachi City Hall and Naoshima Port in Honmura (SANAA), Sumida Hokusai Museum, and a new library at Japan Women’s University (Sejima), and Jining Art Museum, an office building, and six private residences (Nishizawa).


SANAA Houses Book

SANAA Houses: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa

Publisher: Actar/Musac

Both finished SANAA’s housing projects (House A, S House, House in a Plum Grove, Small House and Moriyama House), and unfinished projects (Flower House, Garden & House, Seijo Apartments, Ichikawa Apartments, House in China and Eda Apartments). SANAA’s architecture embraces complexities within deceptively simple appearances. It has many elements that are impossible to understand unless actually experienced. In contrast with modern architecture, SANAA has many aspects that cannot be revealed in representative media, such as plans, models, and photographs. The representations of their architectural works incorporate ambiguity and chronological elements. This characteristic makes Sanaa one of the most innovative offices in the current architectural panorama.


El Croquis SANAA

El Croquis 179-180: Sanaa 2011-2015

  • Publisher: El Croquis (January 1, 1885)
SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates) takes center stage in this extra-large special edition, which focuses on the past four years of the Japanese architect’s practice since being awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2010. Notable featured works include Louvre-Lens, Hitachi City Hall, and Grace Farms Cultural Center. The volume also presents several projects by each partner’s own firms, Kazuyo Sejima & Associates and Office of Ryue Nishizawa, respectively. Critical essays by Mark Wigley, Federico Soriano, and Beatriz Colomina accompany an interview with the acclaimed architects, along with numerous full-page photographs and drawings.



Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/Sanaa: Works 1995-2003

  • Publisher: Toto (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 320 pages
Projects by Sejima and Sanaa, including plans for urban development in Madrid as part of the bid for the Olympic 2012, the Japanese Pavilion at the 7th Architecture Venice Biennial, the Issey Miyake, and Prada shop interiors in Tokyo as well as residences, exhibitions, and offices. They have completed a prolific amount of projects throughout Europe and Japan. All are presented here, full-page, on glossy paper. Includes sketches and short descriptive texts.


More Books of SANAA:

Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA (Source Books in Architecture) Paperback – October 22, 2019, by Benjamin Wilke (Editor), Ryue Nishizawa 

Ga Architect Sanaa Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa 2011-2018 Paperback – January 1, 2018, by Ada Edita Global Architecture (Author)

El Croquis 139: Sanaa Sejima Nishizawa 2004-2008 (English and Spanish Edition) (Spanish)

The SANAA Studios 2006-2008: Learning from Japan: Single Story Urbanism 1st Edition by Florian Idenburg (Editor)

Kazuyo Sejima In Gifu, Hardcover – December 1, 2001, by Albert Ferré (Author)

Kazuyo Sejima (Japanese) Hardcover – January 1, 2015, by Ltd. ADA EDITA Tokyo CO. (Author)

Arquitectura Viva 224: Ryue Nishizawa Paperback – January 1, 2020, by Ryue Nishizawa (Author)

Studies By The Office Of Ryue Nishizawa Paperback – January 4, 2009, by Ippei Takahashi (Author)

Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa: SANAA Hardcover – June 1, 2006, by Yuko Hasegawa (Author)

Sanaa: Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa: Zollverein School of Management and Design, Essen, Germany Paperback – May 1, 2006, by Kristin Feireiss (Editor)