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Why is James Russell at Bloomberg News describing the New Museum architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of Tokyo-based Sejima + Nishizawa/ Sanaa as “stars on the rise”? This is a firm that is responsible for the design of no less than five buildings on the same street as their Tokyo offices, each one, considered more skilled and successful then the previous. Their best known project, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, made them virtual super stars in 2004, if their work on the Christian Dior building Tokyo, hadn’t already. You don’t get too much bigger than these guys.
This complaint aside, Russell puts together some good opposing arguments to the New York Times glowing review of the new building.