Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Artwork to offer readers the possibility to win a single of five pairs of tickets to a speak with Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima, co-founder of SANAA.

Taking spot on 26 June, the lecture is portion of the In Our Time series organised by Beatrice Galilee, the museum’s Daniel Brodsky associate curator of architecture and design.

Dezeen has paired up with The Metropolitan Museum of Art as media spouse for In Our Time, which focuses on showcasing the operate of architects that will be observed as influential by future generations.

Kazuyo Sejima Kazuyo Sejima

Kazuyo Sejima founded Japanese company SANAA with fellow architect Ryue Nishizawa in 1995. The duo – who typically function separately as well as beneath the banner of their studio – are recognized for buildings that use comprehensive glazing to assist produce a sense of transparency.

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SANAA is one particular of the most extraordinary and authentic architecture studios of our time and Kazuyo Sejima one of the most important architects,” mentioned Galilee. “The work is consistent in its grace and delicacy but is equally usually pushing materials and technologies in purchase to construct a new vision of what a contemporary space can be, and how it can feel.”

Amongst the firm’s ideal identified projects are the Rolex Understanding Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, the New Museum of Contemporary Artwork in New York, the 21st Century Museum of Modern Art in Kanazawa, and the Christian Dior Building in Omotesando in Tokyo. In 2010, Sejima and Nishizawa were awarded the Prizker Prize.

Rolex Learning Centre by SanaaRolex Understanding Centre

Sejima’s lecture will touch on the firm’s River constructing – a meandering glass, concrete and steel structure with transparent walkways, courtyards and rooms. Due to comprehensive this autumn, the building was commissioned for the not-for-revenue Grace Farms parkland venture in New Canaan, Connecticut, which is anchored by a local community church.

The talk will be followed by a conversation with Yuko Hasegawa, chief curator at Tokyo’s Museum of Modern Artwork, with whom Sejima is collaborating on the Grace Farms venture.

The New Museum by Sanaa New Museum of Modern Artwork

The first event in the In Our Time series took spot in Could and featured Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, who spoke of his wish to replace Modernism’s “uninteresting box” legacy with new varieties of localised architecture. Other speakers in the series contain Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen.

We are giving 5 readers the possibility to win a pair of tickets to Kazuyo Sejima’s speak at the museum on 26 June 2015, which has just a hundred spaces. The event will commence at 6pm EST. Winners have to supply their personal travel and accommodation.

Competition closes 24 June 2015. 5 winners will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail, and winners’ names will be published at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are global and entries are accepted from readers in any nation. NO Buy Required TO ENTER AND WIN. VOID Where PROHIBITED. Entrants have to be 18 years or older. This contest is sponsored by Dezeen. The participation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is restricted to the delivering of the ticket prizes.



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