CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning welcomes
Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama
Architect, Born 1954 in Osaka, Professor at Kyoto University, Chairman of The Architectural Design Association of Nippon, AMORPHE Takeyama & Associates / Partner
LECTURE WILL BE ON APRIL 3, 2018 AT 5:00PM
FREE ADMISSION - CU DENVER BUILDING, 1250 14TH STREET, 2ND FLOOR GALLERY
Kioyshi Sey Takeyama established AMORPHE Takeyama & Associates in 1979 while still a student at the University of Tokyo, and started his career as an architect and critic. Winning awards in several major competitions and receiving praise for his keen critiques, he soon became one of the leading architects in Japan. He was selected as a finalist for the 1991 Andrea Palladio International Prize for Architecture. His works range in scale from furniture to urban design.
His activities are not limited to architecture. He has been art director for several films, notably Kamataki by Canadian movie director Claude Gagnon, which won five awards at the 2005 Montreal World Film Festival.
He expresses his architectural vision through exhibitions and writings. In 1989 a solo exhibition “Discontinuous City” was held at Gallery MA, Tokyo. In 1990 he participated in a group exhibition of six young Japanese architects, “Emerging Japanese Architects of the 1990s,” which travelled from New York to Cambridge, Montreal, Gijon, Barcelona, Madrid, Thessaloniki, and Nicosia. In 1996 he was nominated as the commissioner of the Japan Pavilion at the Triennale di Milano, for which he designed an exhibition layout that showcased the work of ten Japanese architects, including him. From 2004 to 2005 he was a participant in the exhibition “New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Asia-Pacific 2004–2005,” which was held in Lille, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Cork, and Melbourne. He has published numerous books, not only on architecture but also on cinema, art, and music.
He has given lectures and organized workshops in many educational institutions in Japan, Asia, Europe, and the United States.
He has been pursuing poetic responses in architecture through a series of buildings with the theme “Incomplete Object” and a series of houses with the theme “Counterpoint of Sky and Earth.” Through practice, theory, and education, he has widened and deepened the possibilities of architectural thinking.
1973–1977: Undergraduate course at Kyoto University
1977–1979: Graduate School Master course at The University of Tokyo
1979–1984: Graduate School Doctoral course at The University of Tokyo
2006: PhD from the University of Tokyo