Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future. – Kenzo Tange
Kenzo Tange (4 September 1913 – 22 March 2005) was a Japanese architect winner of the 1987 Architecture Pritzker Prize. He was one of the most significant architects of the 20th century, combining traditional Japanese styles with modernism. His career spanned the entire second half of the twentieth century, producing numerous distinctive buildings in Tokyo, other Japanese cities and cities around the world, as well as ambitious physical plans for Tokyo.
In 1970, Japanese architect Kenzo Tange completed the Olivetti Technical Centre and Warehouse in Yokohama, which is now an example of Japanese Brutalist Architecture.Continue reading
The St. Mary’s Cathedral was built in 1964 and designed by Kenzo Tange to replace the old wooden cathedral, in gothic style, burnt during wartime. Tange’s project is both Modernist and Metabolist, abstract and…Continue reading
As in the past, with the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Kenzo Tange continues to stimulate the creative possibilities of the architecture of our times. Designed and built between 1961 and 1964 to…Continue reading