Guest Lecture: Ryue Nishizawa

Welcome to a guest lecture with Ryue Nishizawa from SANAA and Office of Ryue Nishizawa in Tokyo! The guest lecture is arranged together with the Oslo Architects Association and is open to everyone. 

Founded in 1995 by architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA is world-renowned for its white, light buildings, probably grounded in architects’ Japanese cultural origins. Despite the whiteness, their architecture is far from modernist. The layered translucence and unclear boundaries between spaces demonstrate constant incorporation of ambiguity and doubt in a refreshing and playful way. In their projects, the inventive properties of materials, constructions and light are taken to a new architectonic level.
“….Looking back at our architecture from the time we launched SANAA I find many differences from our current production. The architecture ceased to be boxes. Our architecture from the 90-ies mainly consisted of square box as vertical representation of a plan…..Instead of conceiving two-dimensional first and then working it into three-dimensional, we are now coming up with spatial ideas from the beginning….working with protruding eaves or only roofs with gentle curves…. and creating intermediate spaces between city and architecture, such as gardens around buildings, or spaces under the eaves, most of them being exterior or semi-outdoor spaces….. There are many reasons for this change, which all could be summarized as ‘relationship turned into architecture’. Sejima calls the way this architecture is formed as ‘the shape of relationship’. It is an architecture experienced as part of environment. Architecture is born where a sort of swirl of relationship is found. There is transparency, lucidity and experience of space so that everyone can understand how architecture is formed….”

- Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA, Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa 2011 – 2018, GA Architect
The two architects won the Pritzker Prize in 2010.

Dato: 21 september, 2018
Tid: 17:00

Sted: AHO, Auditorium Sverre Fehn
Adresse: Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo


Date: 21. September, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm

Venue: AHO, Auditorium Sverre Fehn
Address: Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo