Walter Niedermayr / Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

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Walter Niedermayr / Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

Ed. deSingel, Antwerpen, Moritz Küng, text(s) by Moritz Küng, graphic design by Mevis & van Deursen, Amsterdam, contributions by SANAA

German, English

2007. 148 pp., 81 ills.

hardcover

30.30 x 30.60 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-1890-5

This large-format volume is the first to document the long-term collaboration of Italian photographer Walter Niedermayr (*1952) and Tokyo architects Kazuyo Sejima (*1956) and Ryue Nishizawa (*1966), who operate under the name SANAA. Niedermayr is especially known around the world for his photographs of pale alpine landscapes, SANAA for the minimalistic, ephemeral effects of their buildings. In each of their disciplines they pursue an artistically abstract approach to investigating architecture and space according to their coexistence, layers, and constructs.
SANAA’s architecture and the photographs of it avoid sensationalism and drama. Rather, they help the viewer develop a sense for the architecture, the essentials of space, and the relativity of the visible.

Projects featured (selection):

Glass Pavilion, Toledo, 2006
Novartis Campus, Basel, 2006
Zollverein School of Management and Design, Essen, 2006
Moriyama House, Tokyo, 2005
Onishi Hall, Onishi, 2005
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2004
House in Plum Grove, Tokyo, 2003
Day Care Centre, Yokohama, 2000

Exhibition schedule: deSingel, internationaal kunstcentrum, Antwerp, February 15–June 6, 2007 · arc en rêve, centre d’architecture, Bordeaux, June 14–October 27, 2007

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