Ryūe Nishizawa

Japanese architect
In this Japanese name, the family name is Nishizawa.

Ryue Nishizawa (西沢 立衛, Nishizawa Ryūe, born 1966) is a Japanese architect and university professor at Yokohama National University. Nishizawa won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2010.[1]

Ryue Nishizawa
Born1966 (age 53–54)
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Alma materYokohama National University
AwardsPritzker Prize 2010


In 1995, he started a partnership with Kazuyo Sejima in Tokyo.[1] It was called SANAA.[2]

In 1997, he started the independent Office of Ryūe Nishizawa.[1]


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Name City State/Country Completed Other Information Image
Weekend House[3] Usui Gunma, Japan 1998
House in Kamakura[4] Kamakura Kanagawa, Japan 2001
Takeo Head Office Store Tokyo Tokyo, Japan 2001
Ichikawa Apartments[5] Ichkawa Chiba, Japan 2001
Funabashi Apartment Building[6] Funabashi Chiba, Japan 2004
Love Planet Museum Okayama, Japan 2003
Benesse Art Site Naoshima Office[7] Naoshima Kagawa, Japan 2004
House A[8] Tokyo Tokyo, Japan 2004
Moriyama House[9] Tokyo Tokyo, Japan 2005
Naoshima Museum Naoshima Kagawa, Japan 2005
Towada Art Centre[10] Towada Aomori, Japan 2005  
Teshima Art Museum[11] Toshima Kagawa, Japan 2010  


  • Video Pavilion,[12] Kagawa, Japan, 2003


  • Venice Biennale Golden Lion, 2004.[1]
  • Pritzker Prize, 2010.[1]
  • Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal, 2019[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa—2010 Laureates, Biography"; retrieved 2012-3-1.
  2. SANAA is an acronym. SANAA stands for "Sejima And Nishizawa And Associates".
  3. ArchSource, "Weekend House"; retrieved 2012-3-1.
  4. ArchSource, "House in Kamakura"; retrieved 2012-3-1.
  5. ArchSource, "Ichikawa Apartments"; retrieved 2012-3-1.
  6. ArchSource, "Funabashi Apartment Building"; retrieved 2012-3-1.
  7. Setouchi International Art Festival, "Ryue Nishizawa"; retrieved 2012-3-1.
  8. ArchSource, "House A"; retrieved 2012-3-1.
  9. ArchSource, "Moriyama House"; retrieved 2012-3-1.
  10. ArchSource, "Towada Art Centre"; retrieved 2012-3-1.
  11. Setouchi International Art Festival, "Teshima Art Museum"; retrieved 2012-3-1.
  12. ArchSource, Video Pavilion"; retrieved 2012-3-1.
  13. "Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalists in Architecture". UVA Today. 2019-03-06. Retrieved 2019-03-09.

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