Born in 1945 in Beijing, Riken Yamamoto graduated from the Department of Architecture at the College of Science and Technology of the Nihon University in 1968, widening in 1971 his studies with an MA from the Tokyo University of Arts, Faculty of Architecture. He founded the Yamamoto & Field Shop Co., Ltd in 1973 and developed his teaching activities as a Professor at the Kogakuin University Department of Architecture from 2002 to 2007 and as a Visiting Professor and Special-appointment Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture of the Yokohama National University and at the Graduate school of Engineering of the Nihon University, respectively. Some of his most representative works are the Rotunda Building (Yokohama, 1981); the Hamlet Building (Tokio, Shibuya-Ku, 1988), or the apartment blocks Ryukoentoshi (Yokohama, 1992) Under the many awards Riken Yamamoto has won, the most recent achieved by him are: The Japan Institute of Architects Award for the Yokosuka Museum of Art (2010) Building Constractors Society Prize for the Namics Techno Core (2010), Building Contractors Society Prize for the Yokosuka Museum of Art (2008) or the 25th Fukushima Architecture Culture Award, highest award for the Fukushima ecoms Pavillion, SUS Fukushima Factory (2007).

Riken Yamamoto- At MCH

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