Born in 1941 in Seoul, Korea. He studied architecture at Tokyo University, graduating in 1965. Along with Tadao Ando, ​​Ito is one of the most important Japanese architects currently developing projects around the world and giving talks about his work in the best universities. Toyo Ito is known as one of the "radical revolutionaries against the 80´s establishment "  It combines the best of Japanese architectural tradition with ultra-modern designs. His work is at the service of cutting-edge technology; but, first of all, is a primarily organic architecture expression, with an interesting aesthetic, and (as he says) is a protest against the depraved modern architecture. His architecture works depends heavily on steel, aluminum, glass and genuine response to the landscape surrounding each project. Toyo Ito is known for creating extreme concept buildings, which seeks to fuse the physical world with the virtual.

The house designed for Ochoalcubo project, entitled "White O" is the first work of Toyo Ito in America. In turn, represents the first house built by a foreign architect in our project.


  • 1986 - Award of the Japan Institute of Architecture
  • 1997 - IAA interarch Grand Prix of the Union of Architects in Bulgaria, Gold Medal
  • 2002 - Grand Prize for Excellence in Design: Organisation for Japanese Industrial Design Promotion (2002)
  • 2002 - World Architecture Awards 2002: Best Building in East Asia
  • 2002 - Golden Lion for its Professional Work: the 8th International Architecture Exhibition NEXT at the Venice Biennale
  • 2004 -XX Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI
  • 2005 - RIBA Gold Medal
  • 2013 - Pritzker Prize


House Silver Hut (Tokio, 1984), The Tower of thw Winds (Yokohama, Kanagawa, 1986), Municipal Museum of Yatsushiro (Kumamoto, 1989-91), Sendai Mediatheque (Sendai, Miyagi, 1998-2001), Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (Londres, 2002), TOD'S Building Omotesando (Tokio, 2002-2004), Fira Tower (Barcelona, 2009).