House in Ashitaka by Kazuo Shinohara

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Kazuo Shinohara
Ashitaka, Japan


Kazuo Shinohara (born in Shizuoka in 1925-2006), completed his bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the Tokyo University of Science in 1947, he decided to pursue a second degree in architecture following a visit to the famous temple complexes of Nara. The historical temples held such fascination over him that he enrolled to study architecture at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) in 1950. He graduated in Architecture in 1953 and established his own practice in 1954. He has designed more than 30 housings and some public buildings in Japan, such as the TIT Centennial Hall (1987) and the Ukiyo-e Museum in Matsumoto (1982). Shinohara also starts a teaching career in the TIT in 1970. In addition to a series of theoretical writings, Kazuo Shinohara’s oeuvre consists mainly of smaller residential buildings.

Shinohara has received many national and international awards, being the following especially significant: The Architectural Institute of Japan great award in 205 and the commemorative Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale in 2010.
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