Architect Shohei Shigematsu reveals his vision for Miami
Shigematsu’s the architect behind Faena Forum, Park Grove
October 21, 2016 08:45AMBy Hortense Leon
Architect Shohei Shigematsu
From the fall issue: Behind every starchitect is a team of talented architects striving to realize a unique vision.
Shohei Shigematsu — a partner in the design firm OMA, led by world-renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas — has a flair for the unexpected. In Miami, for example, this instinct prompted him to splice away part of the Faena Forum’s cylindrical building (pictured above) to create a covered exterior garden, doing away with a more traditional hotel entrance.
Born in Japan and raised partly in Boston, the 43-year-old did his post-graduate studies in Amsterdam. Since 2006, he has directed OMA’s office in New York, overseeing the Americas and Japan.
Shigematsu spoke with The Real Deal about his Miami projects, his design philosophy and the challenges ahead for architecture, such as blurring the edges between the built environment and nature. [more]
Source: The Real Deal