Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

Sanaa at the DAC: A Retrospective

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This summer, the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen opened an exhibition celebrating the work of Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese design studio Sanaa. Though originally scheduled to close this Friday, the show, titled Sanaa: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa + Works by Walter Niedermayr, has been extended to Sunday. If the two extra days don't give you enough time to make it there, we give you a taste of what's on display and of Sanaa's work here.

The exhibition features models of Sanaa's works--such as this one depicting the firm's recently completed Rolex…
One of Sanaa's first commissions was the O-Museum in Nagano, Japan. The building is sited where a castle once stood in…
In another nod to the existing architecture, a window inside the O-Museum carefully frames a nearby traditional…
Though much of Sanaa's work is in the institutional realm, in the early 2000s, the firm designed the Christian Dior…
The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, is a circular structure measuring 370 feet in diameter.…
Inside the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, the outer ring provides views of the Kanazawa city center.…
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In 2006, Sanaa's Glass Pavilion opened at the Toledo Museum of Art. The first of the firm's work in the United States,…
The Glass Pavilion features wide swaths of curving glass, a nod to the city's history as a major center of glass…
Completed in 2006 in Essen, Germany, the Zollverein School of Management and Design stands as a 114-square-foot cube.…
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Sanaa's most recent project was the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. The center, which serves as the…
Sanaa won the deeply competitive competition with a proposal for a project that would be less a structure and more akin…
The curves of the building follow the organic ways in which people move. The architect avoided straight pathways to…
The Rolex Learning Center is open not just for students but to the general public as well. Within it 65,500 square feet…
In addition to receiving international acclaim and awards, this summer, Sejima (pictured here with Nishizawa) was…
Sanaa: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa + Works by Walter Niedermayr closes Sunday, however, a new exhibit featuring the…
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