Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa: SANAA
SANAA, the collaborative office of architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryueishizawa is a multidisciplinary practice that extends beyond traditionalractice into the realms of landscape, interior, exhibition, furniture, androduct design. Internationally celebrated for what one critic terms its "uminous minimalism," the Tokyo-based partnership has built an award-winningeuvre of buildings and projects that is unusually varied - from the circularaze of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, tohe almost-dematerialized Christian Dior building in Tokyo's Omotesandohopping district. Even though SANAA rejects a recognizable formal style, theirm reveals a thematic consistency that transcends site and program. Lightakes center stage in all of Sejima and Nishizawa's work: A small cafe in theidst of a park is constructed out of little more than glass and mirrors thatake little distinction between interior and exterior spaces; a museum forraditional Japanese painting snakes along a wooded mountainside, glass wallstched by vertical lines that simultaneously obscure and frame views onto a
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