Niko has always paid considerable attention to design and architecture. Therefore, in the 4th quarter of 2019, we will be inviting two accomplished architects, Smiljan Radić and Go Hasegawa, to Niko to talk about their vision and achievements. From West to East, Chile to Japan, two top architects, two entirely different cultures: ancient Chilean roots alongside ancient Japanese traditions. Both cultures are part of a collective memory influencing the education, concepts and vision of both architects. As soon as the exact dates of these lectures are known, they will be communicated here.
Architect Smiljan Radić (1965) is one of the most prominent figures in Chile. With his notable approach to form, materials and natural environments, Radić turns most of his attention to small and medium projects that flirt with the idea of fragility.
In 2014, he built the 14th edition of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion.
Radić uses materials of different weights and densities as a contrast between the transient and the permanent.
Go Hasegawa (1977) has surprised the world of architecture with the way in which he merges indoor and outdoor areas. He continues to target new opportunities and relationships between diverse items and always aims to make new connections.
He is attracted to archetypal elements (attic, inner courtyard, patio …) because they are anonymous and boast a long history.
His lecture is entitled ‘Bridging the gap’.