Junya Ishigami has been described by The Guardian’s architecture critic as a “structural alchemist and defier of physics” for his highly experimental designs and poetic vision. The Tokyo-based architect established his eponymous practice in 2004, after working with Kazuyo Sejima at Pritzker prize-winning practice SANAA for four years.
Major projects include the Kanagawa Institute of Technology KAIT Workshop / KAIT Plaza in Kanagawa, Japan, the Park Groot Vijversburg Visitor Center in The Netherlands, Botanical Garden Art Biotop Water Garden in Tochigi, Japan, the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion in London and House & Restaurant in Ube, Japan. Junya has received numerous awards, including an Architectural Design Prize from the Architectural Institute of Japan (2009), Golden Lion award for best project at the Venice Biennale 12th International Architecture Exhibition (2010), and the Mainichi Design Award (2010), which is considered Japan’s most prestigious design award.
Junya Ishigami is an international keynote speaker at in:situ on Wednesday 21 February 2024.
Junya Ishigami is proudly sponsored by Asona