Kisho Kurokawa Died

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

One of my very admired architect past away.
"TOKYO (AP) — Kisho Kurokawa, the Japanese architect who led the so-called "Metabolism Movement" and based his designs on themes including ecology and recycling, died Friday, a Tokyo hospital spokeswoman said. He was 73.
Kurokawa died of heart failure Friday morning, said Keiko Yamazaki, spokeswoman at the Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, where he was hospitalized Tuesday with an intestinal ailment.

Kurokawa, who made his world debut in 1960 at age 26, led a style known as the Metabolism Movement, advocating a shift from "machine principle" to "life principle" in his literally work and architectural designs based on themes including ecology, recycling and intermediate space.
His major works include the National Ethnological Museum in Tokyo, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia that encompasses palm trees and rain forest, the National Art Center in Tokyo's posh Roppongi that looks like a wavy curtain, as well as the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam." to find more...
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