Sou Fujimoto was born in Hokkaido, Japan on August 4, 1971. In 1994 he graduated in architecture at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo. He established his own architecture studio, the agency Sou Fujimoto Architects, in Tokyo in 2000, and since 2007 a professor at Kyoto University.
He was first noticed in 2005 when he won the prestigious AR – international Architectural Review Awards in the Young architect’s category, a prize that he garnered for three consecutive years, and the Top Prize in 2006.
In 2008, he was invited to jury these very AR Awards. The same year he won the JIA (Japan Institute of Architects) prize and the highest recognition from the World Architecture Festival, in the Private House section. In 2009, the magazine Wallpaper* accorded him their Design Award. Sou Fujimoto published “Primitive Future” in 2008, the year’s best-selling architectural text. His architectural design, consistently searching for new forms and spaces between nature and artifice.
Sou Fujimoto became the youngest architect to design the annual summer pavilion for London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2013, and has won several awards, notably a Golden Lion for the Japan Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale and The Wall Street Journal Architecture Innovator Award in 2014.
Photographer: David Vintiner
- Viewpoint to watch the sunset over Haikou Bay. Sky Mountain Pavilion by Sou Fujimoto
- Refurbishment of a former ryokan. Shiroiya Hotel by Sou Fujimoto Architects
- Harmony between architecture and nature. "Primitive Future - Everything is Circulating" by Sou Fujimoto Architects
- Maruhon MakiArt Terrace - Ishinomaki Cultural Centre by Sou Fujimoto
- A new way of public space, where people gather around water. Toilet by Sou Fujimoto
- Much more than «Square». Learning Center for the University of Saint-Gall by Sou Fujimoto
- Between the ethereal and the art nouveau of the forest. House of Hungarian Music by Sou Fujimoto
- Sou Fujimoto and Tin Drum create Medusa
- Japan Architecture Guide. 30 Buildings that reflect the conception of space in Japan
- Sou Fujimoto reveals Shenzhen exhibition hall, a “box of suggestions”
- House of music is structurally ready. House of Hungarian Music by Sou Fujimoto
- L'Arbre Blanc housing tower by Sou Fujimoto + Nicolas Laisné + OXO architects + Dimitri Roussel
- Spectacular video introduces the final plans of new House of Hungarian Music by Sou Fujimoto building
- Sou Fujimoto wins competition to design HSG Learning Center in St. Gallen University
- Buildings for Nice. Sou Fujimoto, Cino Zucchi, Anouk Matecki, Carta Associés, Chartier Dalix and Laisnè Roussel team led by Lambert Lénack Arch
- Sou Fujimoto and AWAA win Brussels housing contest
- Forest of Light by Sou Fujimoto. Best Installations of Salone del Mobile 2016
- CANOPIA - A wooden tower by Sou Fujimoto
- Sou Fujimoto designs a light forest for COS at Salone del Mobile
- A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond, at MoMA
- New Learning Centre of the Ecole Polytechnique by Sou Fujimoto
- Taichung mayor stopped Taiwan Tower by Sou Fujimoto Architects
- Hungarian Music House by Sou Fujimoto, for Budapest Museum Complex
- Small nomad house "Many Small Cubes" by Sou Fujimoto at Tuileries, Paris
- Sou Fujimoto's team chosen to build 2nd “Architectural Folie of the 21st century”
- "Home for all" for Rikuzentakata
- Sou Fujimoto Serpentine Pavilion Intervention by UVA
- House K by Sou Fujimoto
- "Evolving Ideas", by Sou Fujimoto. Lecture
- Opening, The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013
- SOU FUJIMOTO AT CÍRCULO. EVOLVING IDEAS: Primitive Future
- Sou Fujimoto designs Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013
- Architecture possible here? Home-for-All. JAPAN
- Beton Hala Waterfront Center by Sou Fujimoto
- Sou Fujimoto wins Taiwan Tower Competition
- HOUSE H. Sou Fujimoto Architects. 藤本壮介建築設計事務所
- RADICAL HOUSE. House NA. Sou Fujimoto Architects. 藤本壮介建築設計事務所
- SOU FUJIMOTO. "Primitive Future"
- SOU FUJIMOTO. "Primitive Future"