SANAA: Architecture and the Environment
Japanese Cultural Evening
11 October 2010
At the Royal Institution, Albemarle Street, W1S 4BS
A waiting list for any returned tickets will be taken from 6pm at the Royal Institution.
Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2010, by SANAA Photo by Hisao Suzuki
Kazuyo Sejima, principal of acclaimed Japanese architectural practice SANAA and director of the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale discusses how her practice’s work both frames and echoes its natural surroundings. Of their highly experimental EPFL Rolex Learning Centre in Lausanne with its undulating, sloping floor, Sejima remarked that ‘to crisscross a slope or to climb it with the funicular-like inclined lift is an experience close to being on a hill outdoors’.
Supported by the Japanese Committee of Honour of the Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Institution, Albermarle Street, W1; 6.30–7.45pm