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Yoshio Taniguchi Buildings

Key design by this Japanese architect: Museum of Modern Art in New York City – Expansion, Renovation & Modernization, with KPF.

Three major building by the architecture firm:

Novartis HQ, Basel, Switzerland
Basel Novartis Building
photo : building owner
Novartis HQ Basel Building – added 3 Jun 2011
The St. Johann site of Novartis has developed into a highly regarded workplace as a result of the Campus Project. There is a wide range of buildings designed by celebrated contemporary architecture studios from around the world.

Horyuji Building, Tokyo, Japan
Horyuji Building
photograph © Robert Day
Japanese Architecture Tour – added 2 Jun 2011

Yoshio Taniguchi – Key Projects

Featured Building:

Museum of Modern Art – MoMA 11 W. 53rd St, Midtown, New York City, NY, USA
Date built: 2004
redevelopment: Yoshio Taniguchi; Executive architect: KPF Architecture
Yoshio Taniguchi building
MoMA New York photo: Andrew McRae

MoMA New York building by Yoshio Taniguchi
Architecture competition win in 1997 to redesign the Museum of Modern Art, beating nine other internationally renowned architects. This was the first commission outside of Japan by this celebrated Japanese architectural firm.
The 630,000 sqft renovation, rebuilding and expansion project: a new through-block entry connecting 53rd and 54th Streets reinforces the Museum’s integration within its urban context. Galleries are vertically organized around a central atrium space, each a separate museum within a museum.

Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Date built: –
$40 m building project in Houston’s museum district.

Major Architectural Projects by architect Yoshio Taniguchi, alphabetical:

The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, Tokyo National Museum, Japan
Date built: 1999

Higashiyama Kaii Gallery, Nagano City, Japan
Date built: 1990

Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum, Japan
Date built: 1991

Nagano Prefectural Museum, Nagano City, Japan
Date built: –
The Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum (Nagano-ken Shinano Bijutsukan) stages rotating exhibitions of fine art with different themes. The respective art works are done mostly by artists who were born in or related to Nagano Prefecture or depict beautiful local scenery.

Tokyo Club building, Tokyo, Japan
Date built: 2005

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
Date built: 1995

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Yoshio Taniguchi and Associates – Practice Information

The architect was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1937.

His architect studio is also based in Tokyo, Japan

Japanese Architect Offices

Son of architect Yoshiro Taniguchu


Keio University – Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Harvard University – Master of Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, USA


Worked for famous Modernist architect Walter Gropius (based in USA)

Kenzo Tange Studio, Japan

Taniguchi, Takamiya and Associates

Taniguchi and Associates

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Column and Slab House
photograph : Koichi Torimura

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