Born into a family of artists, Yoji Sasaki seeks to bring art and landscape architecture into the same plane of consciousness and application.
The gardens Sasaki designs change in appearance from moment to moment. Using symmetry and patterning, he designs abstract planes on which living plants, daylight, and shadow emphasize temporality and express mutability.
Sasaki studied landscape architecture and design at Kobe University and Osaka Uni-versity in Japan. He was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley where he met the esteemed landscape architect Peter Walker. Sasaki followed Walker to Harvard University where he would study with him in the Graduate School of Design.
In 1989, Sasaki opened the design firm Ohtori Consultants Environmental Design Institute in Osaka, Japan. A firm that has been in the vanguard of contemporary landscape architecture in Japan for the past 30 years.
Sasaki is currently a professor and head of the department of landscape architecture at the Kyoto University of Arts and Design.www.ohtori-c.com Back to all designers