Takamasa Yoshizaka biography

Takamasa Yoshizaka

Architect

1917 – 1980

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Who was Takamasa Yoshizaka?

Takamasa Yoshizaka, family name also romanized as Yosizaka, was a Japanese architect and former president of the Architectural Institute of Japan and a keen mountaineer.

After graduating from university he worked at Le Corbusier's atelier in Paris for two years working on projects in France and India. After his return to Japan, he collaborated on Le Corbusier's National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo in 1959. He set up his own practice called in Atelier U in 1964.

He proposed a theory of Discontinuous Unity and translated many of Le Corbusier's works from French into Japanese.

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Born
Feb 13, 1917
Japan
Profession
Education
  • Waseda University
Died
Dec 17, 1980

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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