Commercial Architecture is a Balance of Constants and Variables

Yoshio Taniguchi


Yoshio Taniguchi

Born in Tokyo in 1937, Yoshio Taniguchi studied architecture at Harvard University before working for several years under architect Kenzo Tange. His best-known designs include Tokyo Sea Life Park, Gallery of Horyuji Treasures at Tokyo National Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Heisei Chishinkan Wing of Kyoto National Museum. His current projects include the design for the new Hotel Okura Tokyo, and an architectural museum in Kanazawa-the birthplace of his father, architect Yoshiro Taniguchi.

(October, 2016 interview)
Interview and Text by Yuka Okada/Photograph by Toshiharu Kitajima