Architecture Of Creative Becomings: Sou Fujimoto

Pjesivac, Željka
This study is an investigation of Sou Fujimoto’s architectural work as an example of architecture of creative becomings, above all the becoming nature of architecture. The main hypotheses of the study are: (i) that Sou Fujimoto’s architecture can be supported on the one hand by poststructuralist theory, primarily by Gilles Deleuze’s and Felix Guattari’s studies, and on the other by the Japanese tradition of non-dualistic thinking; and (ii) that Fujimoto’s creative architectural forms inspired by nature are not the result of a reflective approach to their structures, but diffractive reading of the structures of nature through the structures of architecture. The study analyses five key examples of Fujimoto’s architecture: the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, House NA, House N, Musashino Art University Museum & Library and L’Arbre Blanc, and concludes that Sou Fujimoto’s innovative approach to architectural design builds an architecture of creative becomings, that is new forms of living, performing not only the emancipation of architecture but also the emancipation of the subject, society and culture through architecture. In a theoretical context, the study primarily refers to the research of Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Karen Barad and Botond Bognar.


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Ž. Pjesivac, “Architecture Of Creative Becomings: Sou Fujimoto,” ODTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi Dergisi, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 125–138, 2021, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: