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Throughout her career as a practicing architect and educator, Toshiko Mori has pursued a technical interest in the properties of materials, and especially synthetic materials, in addition to her concerns for purity of line, visual lightness and thermal performance.
As an architect, Toshiko Mori has always taken a personal delight in discovering new properties and potentials in materials. Whether designing exhibitions, houses or institutional projects such as the Visitor Center for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York, she enjoys a process that combines intuition with the rigor of research.
Throughout her career as a practicing architect and educator, Toshiko Mori has pursued a technical interest in the properties of materials--and especially synthetic materials--in addition to her concerns for purity of line, visual lightness and thermal performance.
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Why We Love This Innovator
Creativity From Scarcity
with Toshiko MoriLength: 2:23
Building For Energy Efficiency
with Toshiko MoriLength: 3:36
Materials Come First
with Toshiko MoriLength: 1:58
My Philosophy Of Architecture
with Toshiko MoriLength: 1:55
Weaving And Technnology Transfer
with Toshiko MoriLength: 2:41
Collaboration For Innovation
with Toshiko MoriLength: 2:07
Women Are More Collaborative
with Toshiko MoriLength: 2:43
Literature Informs My Architecture
with Toshiko MoriLength: 1:00
How Does Innovation Happen
with Toshiko MoriLength: 1:45
Architecture Is A Social Art
with Toshiko MoriLength: 1:27
Teaching Is The Birth Right Of An Architect
with Toshiko MoriLength: 1:43
Architect & Designer
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