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Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand.

Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand.

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.

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.

I sometimes feel that we are losing an intuitive sense of our own bodies. ---->>>

Because there are a lot of big cities in the world, people who live in cities have become more isolated than ever. ---->>>

The dreams of the 1960s began to disappear in the 1970s. The economy collapsed, and so did the optimism of the Metabolists.

The dreams of the 1960s began to disappear in the 1970s. The economy collapsed, and so did the optimism of the Metabolists.

We have to base architecture on the environment.

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. ---->>>

There are so many constraints on the architect that public buildings almost never feel free or enjoyable. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Toyo Ito
Nationality: Japanese
Born: 06-01, 1941
Birthplace: Keijō, Japanese Korea(now Seoul, South Korea)
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Occupation: Architect

Toyo Ito (伊東 豊雄, Itō Toyoo, born 1 June 1941) is a Japanese architect known for creating conceptual architecture, in which he seeks to simultaneously express the physical and virtual worlds. He is a leading exponent of architecture that addresses the contemporary notion of a "simulated" city, and has been called "one of the world's most innovative and influential architects (wikipedia)