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Toyo Ito

Ito, at a lecture in April 2009.
Born (1941-06-01) 1 June 1941 (age 75)
Keijō, Japanese Korea
(now Seoul, South Korea)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Architect
Awards Pritzker Prize (2013)
Website www.toyo-ito.co.jp
Practice Toyo Ito & Associates

We have to base architecture on the environment.
Children don’t run around outside as much as they did. They sit in front of computer games.
Toyo Ito
I would like to use architecture to create bonds between people who live in cities, and even use it to recover the communities that used to exist in every single city.
Toyo Ito
I sometimes feel that we are losing an intuitive sense of our own bodies.
There are so many constraints on the architect that public buildings almost never feel free or enjoyable.
Toyo Ito
Because there are a lot of big cities in the world, people who live in cities have become more isolated than ever.
Toyo Ito
Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand.
Toyo Ito
The dreams of the 1960s began to disappear in the 1970s. The economy collapsed, and so did the optimism of the Metabolists.
Toyo Ito