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Celebrating Kiyonori Kikutake

The Dreams of Future Cities in drawings and models by the architect who has died aged 83

Kiyonori Kikutake, one of the forefront Japanese architects, passed away. He is well known as one of the original founders of Japan’s Metabolism movement. Recognized internationally for his “Marine City Project” , he continued to present floating system schemes. Although not many of his proposals were realised, Kikutake’s conceptual ideas still have a big impact on the projects of others.

As a solution to problems associated with high density urban centers, Kikutake has made proposals of high rises since the early sixties. He led his own practice until his death, producing a number of key public buildings throughout Japan, whilst lecturing internationally.

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Koto project, drawing

Learn more about Kikutake’s work on Metabolic Architecture

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