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Encyclopedia > Yoshio Taniguchi

Yoshio Taniguchi (谷口吉生, Taniguchi Yoshio; born 1937) is a Japanese architect best known for his redesign of the Museum of Modern Art in New York which was reopened November 20, 2004. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1728 × 1152 pixel, file size: 741 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) MOMA New York Courtyard, from the Café 5 terrace. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1728 × 1152 pixel, file size: 741 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) MOMA New York Courtyard, from the Café 5 terrace. ... General Electric GE90-115B fanblade, on display at MOMA. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the museum in New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Taniguchi is the son of architect Yoshirō Taniguchi (1904-1979). He studied engineering at Keio University, graduating in 1960, and studied architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, graduating in 1964. He worked briefly for architect Walter Gropius, who became an important influence. 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Keio University ) is one of the oldest private universities in Japan. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harvard redirects here. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Walter Adolph Georg Gropius (May 18, 1883 – July 5, 1969) was a German architect and founder of Bauhaus. ...


From 1964 to 1972, Taniguchi worked for the studio of architect Kenzo Tange, who was perhaps the most important Japanese modernist architect, at Tokyo University. While in the Tange office, Taniguchi also worked on projects in Skopje, Yugoslavia and San Francisco, California (Yerba Buena), living on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley while involved in the latter project. Important later collaborators include Isamu Noguchi, American landscape architect Peter Walker, and artist Genichiro Inokuma. Taniguchi is best known for designing a number of Japanese museums, including the Nagano Prefectural Museum, the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, and the Gallery of the Hōryū-ji Treasures at the Tokyo National Museum. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo Kenzo Tange (丹下健三, Tange Kenzō; September 4, 1913 - March 22, 2005) was a Japanese architect, and winner of the 1987 Pritzker Prize for architecture. ... The Yasuda Auditorium on the University of Tokyos Hongo Campus. ... Isamu Noguchi , November 17, 1904 - December 30, 1988) was a prominent Japanese -American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Horyu-ji. ... The Tokyo National Museum. ...


Taniguchi won a competition in 1997 to redesign the Museum of Modern Art, beating out ten other internationally renowned architects, including Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, and Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. The MoMA commission was Taniguchi's first work outside Japan. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Seattle Central Library, designed by OMA Rem Koolhaas (born November 17, 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch architect, former journalist and screenwriter who studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. ... Bernard Tschumi (born January 25, 1944 Lausanne, Switzerland) is an architect, writer, and educator. ... Allianz Arena in Munich. ...


Taniguchi has since won a commission to design the Asia House for the Texas branch of the Asia Society. This $40 million project will be located in Houston's museum district and will be Taniguchi's first free-standing new building in the United States.


Further reading

  • Dana Buntrock. "Yoshio Taniguchi: master of minimalism." Architecture, October 1996.

External links

  • Museum of Modern Art biography

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Yoshio Taniguchi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (249 words)
Yoshio Taniguchi (谷口吉生, Taniguchi Yoshio; born 1937) is a Japanese architect best known for his redesign of the Museum of Modern Art in New York which was reopened in November 20, 2004.
Taniguchi is the son of architect Yoshirō Taniguchi (1904-1979).
Taniguchi is best known for designing a number of Japanese museums, including the Nagano Prefectural Museum, the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, and the Gallery of the Horyuji Treasures at the Tokyo National Museum.
The Architecture of Yoshio Taniguchi (5674 words)
As Taniguchi himself acknowledges in the above-quoted passage, the use of centrifugal and centripetal qualities, separately or in tandem, is basic to the spatial dynamic of practically all his works, and the figures they give rise to form the framework of his architecture.
Taniguchi is one of the first architects of the postwar generation to receive his architectural education outside Japan.
Taniguchi, on the other hand, chooses what the wall ought to be like from the given conditions of the context.
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