Frank la Riviere Architects Portfolio Blog

Frank la Riviere Profile

List of projects and work experience (updated on 27 March 2008)

IN JAPAN

Frank la Rivière, Architects inc (since March 2007)
Frank la Rivière, Architect (since 2001)

PROJECTS:

2007 Nebuta House
Functions include Exhibition space, restaurant, information square, interactive music hall, theater hall, assembly space, offices, and atelier.
Client: Aomori City, 7000 m2
Arch design: molo Japan kk
Detailed design: Frank la Riviere Architects inc & d/dt Arch inc
Scheduled Completion: May 2010

2003 Maison Hermès Phase 2 Extension and Renewal Project, Ginza Tokyo.
Retail space, offices, ateliers, multimedia space, customer’s salon, press show room, personnel space.
Client: Hermès Japon, 1371 m2
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure,
Design support & construction: Takenaka Corp.
Local Architect and site representative Frank la Rivière (for R PB W and RDAI (see also Phase 1)
Completion: November 2006

2003 N-HOUSE, Owani, Aomori Private residence, wood structure, 190 m2 Private client
Arch & Int Design: Frank la Rivière, Architect Completion December 2006, Exterior July 2007

2003 Y-HOUSE, Jingumae, Tokyo. Apartment building, concrete structure, 462 m2 PrivateClient
Arch & Int Design: Frank la Rivière, Architect, Design support: Buildinglandscape Inc; Yamsahiro Satoru
Completion: December 2004

2001 Banro, Shonan (Japan) Onzen/Spa facility project, basic design
Design: Frank la Rivière, Architect & Studio OBA

2001 Minami-Senju Tokyo (Japan): Onzen/Spa & Sports Gym facility project, basic design
Design: Frank la Rivière, Architect & Studio OBA

1998 K-HOUSE, Yotsukaido, Chiba. Private Residence, wood structure, 98 m2 Private client
Arch & Int Design: Frank la Rivière, Architect, Completion Feb 2000
Product Design
2005 Modern Masters of Photography, portfolio design, graphic design
2000 Furniture Koningslaan 117 (The Netherlands)
Exhibition Design
2007 Naked Tokyo Photography exhibition: Nt:07 Portraits
2005 Modern Masters of Photography, exhibition design
2003 Naked Tokyo part-2 & 3, Photography exhibition
2002 Naked Tokyo part-1, Photography exhibition

Consultancy
Feasibility study Bus shelters design for Pacific Media Consultants

Awards
2006 Interior Planning Award for Y-House
2005 Good Design Award for Y-House

Education related functions
2008 ICS College of Arts Lecturer
2005-2008 ICS College of Arts External examiner
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:

As architects representative for RPBW/RDAI

1999-2002 Maison Hermes, Ginza Tokyo Phase 1
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure, Ove Arup & Partners, Takenaka Corp, etc. Completion: May 2001, Architects representative

As architect designer for Sumitomo Light Metal Industries Ltd
2000 Onoda Waterpark, entrance canopy design.
Design with Nihon Sekkei
1999 Ebina, Station square, pedestrian deck and shelter design.
Design with Tonichi Consultants & Shimizu Corp
1999 Tennoz Isle, Pedestrian shelter. Design with RIA
1999 Kokuritsu Nursing School, Pedestrian shelter. Design with Nikken Sekkei.
1999 Fukushima Technology Center, entrance canopy design.
Design with Furuichi Architects & Ass. and Ove Arup Japan
1999 Wins Yanago, entrance canopy, Design with JRA architects
1998 Divers bus shelter design for Pacific Media Consultants. Design: Frank la Rivière, Architect
1998- Toe Jutaku, Toritsu Daigaku, Div entance canopies. Design with Nihon Sekkei
1998 Aomori University Campus Bicycle shelters, Bus shelters, Park shelters, tennis court shelters. Design with Kisho Kurokawa & Associates
1997 Japan Racing Association, Shinshirakawa. Div. entrance canopies, taxi shelter, shelters for rest areas. Design with Yamashita Sekkei & JRA
1997 Entrances to Chiyozaki Underground Station Osaka (Japan) Design with Nikken Sekkei Osaka
1997 Takamatsu Sun Port Design proposal for 300 meter long stretch of the Harbor walk.
1997 Osaka Shiritsu Daigaku (University Campus) Entrance canopy. Design with Nikken Sekkei Osaka
1994 Research and basic design monorail and new tram station buildings.
1993 Pedestrian Shelter, Fukuoka Dome, prototype for Saitama Shintoushin pedestrian shelter Executed in 2001, Design with Nikken Sekkei

Product Design
2000 Furniture Koningslaan 117 (The Netherlands)
1999 Simple shelter design project SLM
1996 Osaka Art Museum Project, glass expansion joint. Design with Cesar Pelli & Ass
1996 Aluminium radiator system for Sanyo Ltd & Tokyo Gas
1995 Art frame, exhibition Kokotsu Moji Zoo.
1993 Expansion Joint: Kansai International Airport Osaka. Design with Renzo Piano Building Workshop
1992 Modular bus shelter system, applicable from bus- lay-by to bus station

Patents
1) Expansion Joint KIA,
2) Aluminium radiator system
3) Point fix for aluminium honeycomb panel
4) Guardrail system
5) Glass integrated honeycomb panel + glass and acryl honeycomb.

Competitions
1997 Bus shelter competition Osaka Dome, second price.
1995 Selected project Kumamoto Art Polis, Design Competition 1995
1994 Joint Participant SD review
1993 Maiko competition Kobe, special prize
1993 Oimachi Design Competition, The Urban Design Center Price.

IN FRANCE
1991- Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Genoa/Paris
Project:Project La Cité Internationale Lyon.

IN ENGLAND
1990 – Llewelyn- Davies Weeks Architects and Planners, London.
Projects:
1990 Apex Plaza, MB Group Corporate offices Reading.
1990 Ice rink site, City of Westminster, Development studies
1990 Special Furniture for Hemmings Publishing.
1990 Special furniture for Fleishman Hillard UK.

IN THE NETHERLANDS
1989 – Architects Office Dutch Rail Roads.
Projects:
1990 Design luggage depot: Central station, Amsterdam (NL).
Brunel Award. Organization of competition and exhibition.
1988 – Frank la Rivière, Architect
Projects:
1989 Koningslaan 117, Utrecht (NL), refurbishment private house. Design: Frank la Rivière, Architect
1989 Hunebed Information Center, Borger (NL) Design: Frank la Rivière, Architect
1989 Street furniture competition `De Haagse Stijl` second price

Shodo (Japanese brush calligraphy)

Has been practicing Shodo since May 1992 under Kaneko Takuyoshi sensei of Kohosha (Meijiro) and Kato Yurin sensei (at Tokyu Be Seminars Shibuya).

2008 44th Sougenten Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2007 59th Mainichi Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2007 43th Sougenten Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2007 Sougen Gendai Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2006 58th Mainichi Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2006 42th Sougenten Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2005 57th Mainichi Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2005 41th Sougenten Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2004 56th Mainichi Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2004 40th Sougenten Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2003 55th Mainichi Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2003 39th Sougenten Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2002 54th Mainichi Shodo Exhibition, Price of excellence
2002 `Your Atelier` 1 hour program for NHK BS Digital Broadcasting (March issue)
2001 New Years display: Spiral Market.
2001 53th Mainichi Shodo Exhibition, selected work
2000 52th Mainichi Shodo Exhibition, selected work
1999 51th Mainichi Shodo Exhibition, selected work
1997 Kokotsu Moji Zoo, Fascination by Shodo, private exhibition, Art Salon Mainichi, Takebashi Tokyo.
1995 International Shodo Exhibition, Centrale Bijutsukan Melsa bldg Ginza Tokyo.
1994 47th Mainichi Shodo Exhibition (First Dutch national to be selected).

Press & Media (Shodo)

2003 Three Famous Hidden Spa’s in Japan: 30 min TV program (Travel channel)
2001 Your Atelier, 1hr TV program (March 3rd & 4th 2001)
2001 Article in the Japan Times
2000 NHK radio interview: My Japan Dairy
2000 30 min TV program for Sky Perfect TV: no 22 of `Nihon Dendoshi`
1995- Miscellaneous articles in newspapers and magazines
Photography

2007 Naked Tokyo- NT:07 Portraits, group exhibition photography: Superdeluxe, Roppongi, Tokyo (Japan)
2006 All You Need Is …., Photo exhibition
2005 Photofiusion, Charity exhibition at the Genkan gallery, Tokyo American Club
2005 Portfolio “Modern Masters of Photography” charity project for the Swaminathan Foundation
2005 Zooming in, Charity exhibition at the Genkan gallery, Tokyo American Club.
2004 Zooming in, Charity exhibition at Prudential Tower, Akasaka, Tokyo
2003 Naked Tokyo- part 3, group exhibition photography: Motomachi art gallery, Kobe (Japan)
2003 Naked Tokyo- part 2, group exhibition photography: gallery ES, Jingumae Tokyo (Japan)
2002 Undercurrent, solo exhibition photography: gallery Ecru+HM Ginza Tokyo (Japan)
2002 Naked Tokyo- part 1, group exhibition photography: gallery Le Deco, Shibuya Tokyo (Japan)
2001 A Dogs Breakfast, group exhibition photography: The Pink Cow, Harajuku Tokyo (Japan)
2001 Addendum, group exhibition photography: gallery Pax , Shibuya Tokyo (Japan)
2001 Assembly, group exhibition photography: gallery Le Deco, Shibuya Tokyo (Japan)
1996 Beyond Borders, Tokyo Photography Workshops group exhibition: Gallery Six, Shibuya Tokyo (Japan)
1994 Private Photo exhibition, ZAMOCA Foundation Tokyo: Night Club Blue, Aoyama Tokyo (Japan)

Press & Media (Photography)
2003 Three Famous Hidden Spa’s in Japan: 30 min TV program (Travel channel)