Kenzo Tange

Kenzo Tange (1913-2005) was a Japanese architect and urban planner who had a significant impact on the development of modernist architecture in Japan and around the world. He is best known for his innovative designs, which blend traditional Japanese architectural elements with modernist design principles. He was also involved in urban planning projects, such as the master plan for the redevelopment of Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Tange’s architecture is characterized by its use of bold forms, clean lines, and geometric shapes. He was also known for his use of concrete and steel, which allowed him to create large, open spaces and monumental structures. 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.


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