Sou Fujimoto

Born on the Japanese island of Hokkaido, Sou Fujimoto’s childhood explorations of the wooded landscape of the region developed his lasting love for the natural world. This abiding interest has been reflective in the maverick’s works that invokes environmental places such as forests and caves. After graduating from the University of Tokyo with a degree in architecture in 1994, he established an eponymous firm, Sou Fujimoto Architects, in the Japanese capital in 2000. Today, this architect’s innovative residential structures and institutional projects represent a fresh approach to the relationship between architectural space and the human body. With offices in Tokyo and Paris, Sou is renowned for delicate light structures and permeable enclosures, his design of the 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London and a host of innovative projects in his home country. A speaker at ID Symposium 2017, Sou Fujimoto will be Presented by FCDI. Photo courtesy David Vintiner