Azuma, Takamitsu

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Azuma, Takamitsu (1933– ). Japanese architect, who worked in Junzo Sakakura's office before becoming a founder-member of ArchiteXt in 1971. He evolved a concept of ‘oppositional harmonies’ in architecture by deliberately placing disparate elements together and even emphasizing them in order to create tension. His own house in Tokyo (1967) is a tall concrete tower set among traditionally built single-storey houses. Other works include the Satsuki Kindergarten in Osaka (1969–73), many individual private houses, and the K Flat housing, Mejiro, Tokyo (with Rie Azuma, his daughter) (1991–2).

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Bognar (1985, 1990, 1990–2, 1995);
Kalman (1994)