Arata Isozaki, Manggha museum
The exterior features of the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology - the roof resembles the sea in many old Japanese paintings - echo both the museum's surroundings and some of the art housed within; the garden next to the building is a gift of the City of Kyoto.
Japanese architect Arata Isozaki was born in Ōita in 1931. Isozaki studied at the university of Tokyo and graduated in 1954. After working with the Japanese architect and Pritzker Prize winner Kenzō Tange (1913-2005)
he opened his own firm in 1963. According to the English architectural critic and writer Peter Reyner Banham (1922-1988), Isozaki's early style is a mix between new brutalism and metabolist architecture. Arata The architectural firm Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Associates in Italy was founded in 2005. Isozaki won many awards for his work, among them the RIBA Gold Medal in 1986 and the Chicago Architecture Award in 1990. Notable buildings designed by Arata Isozaki are the Nara Centennial Hall
, COSI Columbus
, and the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology