Rice Design Alliance 2010 Spotlight: Sou Fujimoto

The lecture was held on September 7, 2010 and presented by Sou Fujimoto from Japan. He was the 2010 recipient of Spotlight: The Rice Design Alliance Prize. Eligible honorees for the Spotlight Prize must be within their first 15 years of professional practice. An RDA committee of architects and academics convenes annually to consider local, national, and international architects who demonstrate design excellence and promise a great design future.


by Rice University

Sou Fujimoto was born in Hokkaido on 1971. After graduating from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo University, he established Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2000. In 2005, he received the Architectural Review Award, a much coveted international award among young architects, 3 years consecutively (including the Grand Prize in 2006). In 2008, he was invited to be on the panel of judges for the same award. In the same year, he won the JIA (Japan Institute of Architects) award and the highest award at the World Architectural Festival for the Private House division, and was selected as “Design Vanguard” in the Architecture Record magazine. In 2009, he won the Design Awards for wallpaper magazine. In 2010, he was awarded the Spotlight: The Rice Design Alliance Prize. His book Primitive Future published in 2008 became the best-selling architectural book of the year. EL croquis SOU FUJIMOTO was also published in 2010.

His architectural designs pursue new shapes and spaces that exist between nature and artificiality and will undoubtedly continue to evolve in the future.

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