The first Italian monograph on the work of the SANAA office and the Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, pupils of Toyo Ito, from 1987 until today.
SANAA Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa / Works and Projects SANAA has distinguished itself by its highly original approach to projects. Every building is designed as a kind of equivalent of the abstract spatial diagram of the daily activity it is destined to house. The use of elementary volumes, simple geometry, translucent materials and polycarbonate casing produces a rarefied architecture that is strikingly contemporary.
Its buildings include the Saishunkan Seiyaku Women’s Dormitory (Kumamoto, 1991), the Multimedia Workshop (Kitakata, 1996), the S-House (Okayama, 1996), the K-Building (Ibaraki, 1997), the Gifu Kitagata Apartment (Gifu, 1998), the O-Museum (Nagano, 1999), and the Small House (Tokyo, 2000). In recent years the group has designed buildings for Prada, Issey Miyake and Christian Dior. T