The New Tsuruoka Cultural Hall, Japan
Founded by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, the Japanese studio SANAA is one of the most influential in contemporary architecture. They won a Pritzker Prize in 2010, which is often referred to as the Nobel Prize for architecture.
They have an immediately recognisable style distinguished by minimalist surfaces, planar geometry, slender structural skeletons, a subtle use of glass skins, lightness, luminosity and an attention to the natural setting.
“Their architecture is unmistakable, they have been able to adapt that oriental style to Western tastes defining a new architectural language that also plays with light and perception above all. One of its objectives is to create buildings in which the structure is a means of connection between users and the environment, making proposals with a great aesthetic and engineering weight.” (read more here)
Below, Funga has added a few examples of the astonishing work they have created and renderings of ones to come.