Charu worked as an interior designer, and lighting designer for several years in Singapore, and now lives in San Francisco. She is passionate about interior spaces, architecture, furniture, lighting and art. Her unique point of view has evolved through her years spent in countries such as Egypt, Japan, Sri Lanka, India and Singapore.
01, April 2013
“I’m thrilled to dedicate this post to Toyo Ito
who recently received the Pritzker Prize
for his architectural contributions spanning four decades! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the award, it’s basically the Nobel Prize for the field of architecture
I could hardly curb my enthusiasm when I heard of this announcement as Toyo Ito’s works were a source of great inspiration to me as a design student. His pursuit of beauty through simple and timeless designs still inspires me and I strive to achieve that in my own work. His works range from designing cups and saucers, mobile dog homes to multi story buildings!
So without further ado, here are some of my favorite Toyo Ito designs:
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 in London, UK [via archdaily]:
Mobile Home for Shiba [via Architecture for Dogs] – Do check out the adorable video on how this home was created on the website!
What do you guys think of his work? Has he rightly earned his place in the Pritzker hall of fame along with I.M. Pei, Richard Meier, Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando and the likes?”
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