Kazuyo Sejima & Yang Zhao

Architecture mentor Kazuyo Sejima with her protégé, Chinese architect Yang Zhao, in her office in Tokyo.
Tokyo, Japan, October 2012

Architecture mentor Kazuyo Sejima with her protégé, Chinese architect Yang Zhao, in her office in Tokyo. Tokyo, Japan, October 2012

Architecture protégé Yang Zhao visits a building in Kesennuma that was destroyed by the 2011 tsunami.  
Kesennuma city, Japan, April 2013

Architecture protégé Yang Zhao visits a building in Kesennuma that was destroyed by the 2011 tsunami. Kesennuma city, Japan, April 2013

 Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima was announced as the first architecture mentor in the Rolex Arts Initiative at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia – in 2012. 
Venice, Italy, August 2012

Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima was announced as the first architecture mentor in the Rolex Arts Initiative at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia – in 2012. Venice, Italy, August 2012

Photographs of a Kesennuma building destroyed by the 2011 tsunami. Yang Zhao visited the area for a workshop while he was designing a Home-for-All, a gathering place for people displaced from their homes.   
Kesennuma city, Japan, April 2013

Photographs of a Kesennuma building destroyed by the 2011 tsunami. Yang Zhao visited the area for a workshop while he was designing a Home-for-All, a gathering place for people displaced from their homes. Kesennuma city, Japan, April 2013

At a community workshop protégé Yang Zhao takes note of the wishes of local residents, which he later incorporates into his design for a Home-for-All.   
Kesennuma city, Japan, April 2013

At a community workshop protégé Yang Zhao takes note of the wishes of local residents, which he later incorporates into his design for a Home-for-All. Kesennuma city, Japan, April 2013

Mentor Kazuyo Sejima and protégé Yang Zhao (far right) brainstorm ideas during a community workshop on the design of the Home-for-All in Kesennuma.
Kesennuma city, Japan, April 2013

Mentor Kazuyo Sejima and protégé Yang Zhao (far right) brainstorm ideas during a community workshop on the design of the Home-for-All in Kesennuma. Kesennuma city, Japan, April 2013

Sketches of the Home-for-All by protégé Yang Zhao. Kesennuma city, Japan, April 2013

Sketches of the Home-for-All by protégé Yang Zhao. Kesennuma city, Japan, April 2013

Yang Zhao visits Dali’s Jinsuo Island to check on that builders are staying faithful to his design for Shuangzi Guesthouse on Jinsuo Island, Dali.  
Dali, China, May 2013

Yang Zhao visits Dali’s Jinsuo Island to check on that builders are staying faithful to his design for Shuangzi Guesthouse on Jinsuo Island, Dali. Dali, China, May 2013

Yang Zhao (centre) at his practice in Dali, Zhaoyang Architects. Dali, China, May 2013

Yang Zhao (centre) at his practice in Dali, Zhaoyang Architects. Dali, China, May 2013

The construction site for Shuangzi Guesthouse on Jinsuo Island. Dali, China, May 2013

The construction site for Shuangzi Guesthouse on Jinsuo Island. Dali, China, May 2013

Yang Zhao (left) at the construction site for Shuangzi Guesthouse Jinsuo Island. 
Dali, China, May 2013

Yang Zhao (left) at the construction site for Shuangzi Guesthouse Jinsuo Island. Dali, China, May 2013

Shuangzi Guesthouse, Jinsuo Island.
Dali, China, May 2013

Shuangzi Guesthouse, Jinsuo Island. Dali, China, May 2013