Japanese architect Arata Isozaki dies at the age of 92. He died at his home in Okinawa. The New York Times writes about it.
Isozaki considered himself one of the representatives of the avant-garde, which created outside of architectural conventions. In dozens of installations built in dozens of countries, Isozaki combined and reimagined Eastern and Western traditions.
Isozaki rose to public fame in 1962 with his City in the Air project, in which he discussed tree-like megastructures that branched out like a forest canopy over Toki.
His works include the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha, the Walt Disney headquarters in Florida, the Palau Sant Jordi stadium in Barcelona for the 1992 Olympic Games.
In 1986, the architect received the Prize of the Royal Institute of British Architects, in 1995 – the main prize of the Venice Biennale. In 2019, he received the Pritzker Prize, the main architecture award.