Arata Isozaki Hon RA: Andrea Palladio through the eyes of contemporary architects

Part of the exhibition ‘Andrea Palladio: Through the eyes of contemporary architects’ at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Andrea Palladios enduring presence has shaped our experience of architecture and permeated its practice since the sixteenth century. This exhibition establishes a dialogue between the Renaissance master and contemporary practitioners from different generations who are shaping the future of architecture today. Through pictorial essays and film interviews each architect reveals how Palladio’s presence resonates with them. These architects offer a lens through which we can discover and rediscover Palladio, adding to our experience of the Royal Academy exhibition ‘Andrea Palladio: His Life and Legacy’. The architects here challenge accepted views and suggest new ways of understanding Palladios influence and presence in contemporary practice.

Film by Ruth Schocken Katz with Kate Goodwin and Nicholas Hornig. Score by Dov Waterman. © Royal Academy of Arts.

by RoyalAcademyofArts

Arata Isozaki (磯崎 新, Isozaki Arata; born 23 July 1931) is a Japanese architect from Ōita. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1954. Isozaki worked under Kenzo Tange before establishing his own firm in 1963. He was awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in 1986.

In 2005, Arata Isozaki founded the Italian branch of his office: Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Associates. Two major projects from this office are currently underway: CityLife office tower, a redevelopment project in the former trade fair area in Milan, and the new Town Library in Maranello, Italy. More >>>

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