Ryo Abe

Architect (Japan)

Ryo Abe was born in 1966 in Hiroshima, Japan. He is currently a guest lecturer at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture of Marseille, France. He earned a master’s degree in architecture from Waseda University in 1992 and he founded his Architects Atelier in 1995. He is the winner of the Award for Emerging Architecture in 2010, the World Culture Building in 2011, and the International Architecture Awards in 2016.

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Developing the Local Language Through Architecture

During his three research visits to the area of the Calanques National Park, Ryo Abe observed the fragility of nature when affected by human activity and the urgency of a sustainable plan for the future. During his residency, he plans to undertake research within the Calanques to explore locations that could be re-used. He also intends to develop a site-specific architectural project to create new spaces for humans to interact with nature.