Junya Ishigami


Junya Ishigami (石上 純也 Ishigami Junya) is a Japanese architect born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1974.[1]

He acquired his master’s degree in architecture and planning at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2000. Ishigami worked with Kazuyo Sejima from 2000 to 2004 at SANAA, before establishing his own firm in 2004: junya.ishigami+associates.[1] Ishigami showed solo in the Japanese pavilion at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008; and was the youngest ever recipient of the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize for the Kanagawa Institute of Technology KAIT Workshop in 2009. In 2010 he won the Golden Lion for Best Project at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale, and in the same year he became an associate professor at Tohoku University in Japan. In 2014 he was made the Kenzo Tange Design Critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in the US. Now he has got an Atelier at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio.

Table exhibit at the Art Basel exhibition, 2006
Balloon exhibit at the “Space for your Future” Exhibiti on, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2007
Japanese pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2008
The Yohji Yamamoto fashion store, New York City, 2008
KAIT Studio for the Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, 2008
Cloud arch, a major proposed sculpture for Sydney, Australia. 2017.[2]
The Japan Architect nr.70
Robertson, James (29 July 2014). “George Street sculpture revealed in $9m public art spending spree”. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
External links
VR views of the exhibition “Junya Ishigami, Freeing Architecture” at Fondation Cartier, Paris