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Arata Isozaki, architect warned of the death of architecture

Japanese Pritzker Prize-winner rebelled against the mainstream

Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris in May 2019. The rebel smuggled art-world trends into architecture.   © AP

Arata Isozaki, a Japanese architect who received the Pritzker Architecture Prize and was renowned internationally for designing the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, died of old age at his home in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, on Dec. 28. He was 91.

Born in the southern city of Oita, Isozaki studied architecture at the University of Tokyo's doctorate course. He then apprenticed to Kenzo Tange before founding Arata Isozaki & Associates in 1963.

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