Kazuyo Sejima
1956, Ibaraki, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo
1981 MArch, Japan Women’s University, Tokyo

Ryue Nishizawa
1966, Tokyo
Lives and works in Tokyo
1990 MArch, Yokohama National University, Japan

Upon completion of her studies, Kazuyo Sejima worked in the office of architect Toyo Ito until, in 1987, she opened her own studio. Her buildings in Japan include House in Plum Grove, Tokyo (2003); Small House, Tokyo (2000); and Gifu Kitagata Apartment (2000). Ryue Nishizawa established his office in 1997, and his works in Japan include K-Project, Nagano (2010); Towada Art Center (2008); House-A, Tokyo (2006); Moriyama House, Tokyo (2005); and Weekend House, Gunma (1998).

In 1995, Sejima and Nishizawa founded SANAA. Their works together include Louvre-Lens, France(2012); Rolex Learning Center, École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland (2009); New Museum, New York, New York, USA (2007); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2004); and the Christian Dior Building, Omotesando, Tokyo (2003). SANAA was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2010.

SANAA was part of Sharjah Biennial 11




We propose a temporary pavilion for Calligraphy Square in Sharjah, consisting of transparent bubbles.