Kazuyo Sejima studied at the Nihon Joshi Daigaku private women's university and graduated in 1981. From 1981 she worked at Toyo Ito . In 1987 she started her own business and founded the Kazuyo Sejima & Partner office. Together with Ryūe Nishizawa (* 1966), her former employee, she has been running the architecture office SANAA in Tokyo since 1995 . Since 1995 she has been giving guest lectures at the Nihon Joshi Daigaku.
Her clear designs are characterized by modernity and an understanding of space. Among other things, she designed the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. For the world cultural heritage Zeche Zollverein in Essen , she designed the cube-shaped building that is now used by the Folkwang University .
In 2010, Kazuyo Sejima became the first woman to head the Venice Architecture Biennale.
On November 15, 2013, Kazuyo Sejima received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart . In 2015 she was elected an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters .
In 2000, Kazuyo Sejima was awarded the Erich Schelling Architecture Prize.
Kazuyo Sejima and Nishizawa received the Pritzker Prize 2010. The Pritzker jury recognized their “graceful and powerful” as well as “clear and flowing” designs.
- N Museum, Wakayama 1997
- O Museum, Nagano 1999
- House in a Plumgrove, Setagaya (Tokyo) 2003
- Christian Dior Building, Shibuya (Tokyo) 2004
- 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa 2004
- Onishi Civic Center, Onishi , Gunma Prefecture 2005
- Glass Pavilion of the Toledo Museum of Art , Toledo , Ohio , USA 2005
- Zollverein cube, Essen 2005
- New Museum of Contemporary Art , New York 2006
- Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London 2009
- Rolex Learning Center , Lausanne 2010
- Sumida Hokusai Museum , Tokyo 2016
Zollverein cube , Essen, 2005
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa , 2004
Sumida Hokusai Museum , Tokyo 2016
The remarkable project "House in a Plumgrove" (house in a plum grove) is a 77 m² single-family home in Tokyo. Each function has its own space here, but these are connected by different window openings. The acoustic and visual simultaneity of all rooms achieved through the networking of the rooms can be interpreted as an architectural counterpart to the cross-references of modern information technology. Also in other projects, such as B. the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, this equality of all spaces (lack of hierarchy) can be observed.
- Walter Niedermayr : Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / Sanaa , Verlag Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2007, ISBN 978-3-7757-1890-5
- Literature by and about Kazuyo Sejima in the catalog of the German National Library
- Kazuyo Sejima. In: arch INFORM .
- Japan Architect - Pictures House in a plum grove
- SANAA - Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa , archspace.com
- Art Prize Berlin 2007 , AdK
- Hard sides. SANAA receives Pritzker Prize , Der Tagesspiegel , March 30, 2010
- Video: Sejima and Nishizawa explain the construction of the Rolex Learning Center , 2010, 4:17 min.
- Video: The construction company explains the creation of the Rolex Learning Center , 10:48 min. (French, with German subtitles)
- Honorary doctorate
- Honorary Members: Kazuyo Sejima. American Academy of Arts and Letters, accessed March 22, 2019 .
- Architectural1: Studio Sejima . Retrieved September 1, 2017.
- dpa : Pritzker Prize. Japanese architect duo awarded. In: Frankfurter Rundschau of March 30, 2010, p. 31
- Gerhard Matzig : Spaces for the senses. ( Memento of April 2, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) In: Süddeutsche Zeitung of March 30, 2010, p. 14
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||妹 島 和 世 (Japanese)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Japanese architect|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1956|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ibaraki prefecture|