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Frank la Riviere

Architect/Designer, Frank la Riviere Architects inc in Tokyo Japan

Frank la Rivière
Born in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in 1961. Studied architecture and interior
design at Delft University of Technology and received his Masters degree
(first class honors) in 1988. In 1989 worked in London for Llewelyn Davies Weeks, Architects and Planners. In 1990, worked in Paris for Renzo Piano
Building Workshop and in 1991 was invited to Japan through an initiative by the GK Design Group. Worked from 1999 until 2006 as representative architect
for Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure
(Maison Hermès, Tokyo) and since 2000, also as independent architect (Frank
la Rivière, Architect). Established Frank la Rivière Architects inc in 2007.
Visiting professor ICS College of Arts Tokyo visiting professor ICS College of Arts Tokyo and lecturer at Komazawa Women’s University Tokyo. He is registered architect in the Netherlands and Japan.

2012 Tohoku Architecture Award: Nebuta-no-ie Warasse (molo + d/dt Arch +FRA inc.)
2011 International Architecture Awards: Nebuta-no-ie Warasse (molo + d/dt Arch +FRA inc.)
2011 World Architecture Festival short listed project: Nebuta-no-ie Warasse (molo + d/dt Arch +FRA inc.)
2011 World Architecture News, Civic Buildings Award: Nebuta-no-ie Warasse (molo + d/dt Arch +FRA inc.)
2010 Future Projects Awards, Architectural Review MIPIM: Nebuta-no-ie Warasse Culture Center, Aomori (molo Japan+ FRA inc +d/dt Arch.)
2006 Interior Planning Award, JAEIC (The Japan Architecture Education and Information Center): Y-House
2005 Good Design Award: Y-House

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The House of Nebuta

BY FRANK LA RIVIERE
@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Frank la Rivière introduces us to the Nebuta Festival as well as a successful collaborative effort to create The Nebuta House Museum in Aomori city, Japan. He breaks down the collaboration step by step from general planning to the architectural concepts that created a magical space in which the Nebuta can dwell. (In Japanese)

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PAST VOL 105

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Jul 31, 2013