Japanese architects


In 1877 the young Londoner Josiah CONDER accepted an invitation from the Japanese government to teach Western architecture at the “Imperial University Tôkyô”. His students, led by TATSUNO Kingo, soon formed the first generation of Japanese architects who built in the Western style. Between the two World Wars, many important buildings in the international style were constructed. MURANO Tôgo was considered a representative of Japanese modernism at the time and, together with TANGE Kenzô, he was one of the architects with the strongest and most lasting influences in the post-war period. ISOZAKI Arata, a student of TANGE, influenced the following generations with his works and writings.