The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features an exclusive interview with Japanese architect Junya Ishigami in which he explains his unique approach to designing buildings. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now.
Speaking to Dezeen after last month’s In Focus: Radical Repair conference hosted by The World Around and Fondation Cartier, Ishigami discussed his unconventional approach to architectural design and emphasised the importance of creating architecture “from non-architecture things”.
“We get inspiration from the condition or the existing environment in each project,” he told Dezeen.
“For me, architecture is not just man-made, and also architecture should be one of the elements of the scenery,” he continued. “So the architecture itself is not important, but the importance is the relationship with the surroundings.”
This week’s newsletter also featured a wearable CNC machine designed by product design engineer Jasper Mallinson, the completion of BIG’s first supertall skyscraper in New York and the unveiling of the winner of Dezeen and Samsung’s Re:Create Design Challenge.
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