In 2000, established an eponymous firm by the name, Sou FUJIMOTO Architects, in Tokyo. Sou intended to design a deconstructed space where function was determined according to natural human need, and he took his inspiration from the caves on his native island.

He termed this concept as the “Primitive future”, and it was demonstrated in his “Final Wooden House”, constructed in 2008, in Kumamoto, Japan. The house was constructed with large cedar beams, which were stacked like blocks. The structure of the house allowed its occupants to use the space according to their needs and behavior, and encouraged them to indulge in the unconventional use of surfaces walls, floors or sitting areas according to their choice.

Sou Fujimoto has undertaken several institutional projects such as the Musashino Art University Museum and Library in Tokyo, constructed in 2010. The library offered public space in its walls of bookshelves which resembled gigantic spirals. In 2013, Fujimoto was commissioned to design a temporary structure for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, London. Fujimoto developed an ethereal, semitransparent grid consisting of white steel tubes that connected with the landscape, and made a cloudlike and formal presentation with its multi-tiered surface that encouraged public interaction and movement.

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In 2000, established an eponymous firm by the name, Sou FUJIMOTO Architects, in Tokyo. Sou intended to design a deconstructed space where function was determined according to natural human need, and he took his inspiration from the caves on his native island.

He termed this concept as the “Primitive future”, and it was demonstrated in his “Final Wooden House”, constructed in 2008, in Kumamoto, Japan. The house was constructed with large cedar beams, which were stacked like blocks. The structure of the house allowed its occupants to use the space according to their needs and behavior, and encouraged them to indulge in the unconventional use of surfaces walls, floors or sitting areas according to their choice.

Sou Fujimoto has undertaken several institutional projects such as the Musashino Art University Museum and Library in Tokyo, constructed in 2010. The library offered public space in its walls of bookshelves which resembled gigantic spirals. In 2013, Fujimoto was commissioned to design a temporary structure for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, London. Fujimoto developed an ethereal, semitransparent grid consisting of white steel tubes that connected with the landscape, and made a cloudlike and formal presentation with its multi-tiered surface that encouraged public interaction and movement.