Portraits Of The New Architecture 2

June 9, 2015

By Tab Byrum

This is the second week of my collaboration with Assouline Publishing, focusing on some of their beautiful design books, today we are looking at Portraits Of The New Architecture 2.

PORTRAIT of the New Architecture II3D

Yesterday we discussed architecture taking a look at some of the great buildings in the world and the architects that conceived them, Portraits Of The New Architecture 2 is a comprehensive look at 34 architects from around the world and their projects. In addition to sketches and designs of the architects’ work the tome features portraits of the architects and their creations by famed photographer, Richard Schulman, and the introduction for Portraits is written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and educator Paul Goldberger. Join me as we take a look at some of the architects featured in Portraits Of The New Architecture 2 and the structural gifts they give us. 

Kengo Kuma


Kuma Portrait © Richard Schulman

Acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is first on our list today, a graduate of the Univeristy of Tokyo and Columbia University, Kuma has offices in Tokyo and Paris employing 150 people and undertaking a wide array of architectural projects. Kuma states that his goal is to continue creating buildings in the Japanese design tradition for the 21st century.  

Kuma 2 © Richard Schulman

kuma 1 © Richard Schulman

Jeanne Gang


Jeanne Gang © Richard Schulman

American architect Jeanne Gang is head of the Chicago and New York-based Studio Gang Architects. Gang is also a MacArthur Fellow and is responsible for such designs as the 82 story Aqua skyscraper in Chicago as well as the Nature Boardwalk at the Lincoln Park Zoo. 

Gang 2 © Richard Schulman

Gang © Richard Schulman

Adjaye Portrait © Richard Schulman

Another featured architect is David Adjaye, a British architect whose works include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Colorado and the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. 

Fernando Romero Enterprise. Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, Mexico, 2011 © Richard Schulman

This is the Museo Soumaya, designed by Mexican Architect Fernando Romero. The building has a windowless facade covered in hexagonal aluminum tiles and is done in an anvil shape, stunning and beautiful. 

If you or someone you know is into Architecture then be sure and check out Portraits Of The New Architecture 2, a beautiful book that will inspire. 

All the words are my own, images are courtesy of Assouline Publishing and Richard Schulman.



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