Taeg Nishimoto

Taeg Nishimoto

Taeg Nishimoto is an architect, designer and educator.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University.
He has worked for Architecktenburo Herman Hertzberger in Amsterdam and Kunihiko Hayakawa & Associates in Tokyo.
In New York he had his own practice, Taeg Nishimoto+Allied Architects.
He also taught design studios at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and Temple University.
In 2001 he moved to Texas as an associate professor with tenure of Texas A&M University, and in 2007 he joined The University of Texas at San Antonio where he is a full Professor of Architecture in College of Architecture.
His built and un-built architectural work has received awards and been featured in numerous publications, including GA Houses, l’ARCA, Japan Architect and a+u.
He has been the recipient of grants and fellowships, including the ones from New York State Council on the Arts and NEA.
He has exhibited internationally including Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, La Galerie d’Architecture in Paris, and arc en reve centre d’architecture at CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux. His “PLOT House” series is in a permanent collection of FRAC Centre in Orleans, France.
He is a licensed architect in Japan and in the state of New York.

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Painterly Spectrum Resin by Taeg Nishimoto

Painterly Spectrum Resin by Taeg Nishimoto is a table lamp that brings colors and their associations into a space as an object. It is made of epoxy resin cast on the surface of parchment paper on which different color strokes are applied beforehand using latex paint, evoking the image of distant sky, water or landscape.

Visual Effect on the Wall Seed by Taeg Nishimoto

Visual Effect on the Wall – Seed by Taeg Nishimoto

Designed by Taeg Nishimoto, SEED is an object to be hung on the wall incorporating small plants as the focus. SEED comes in many variations of profile and surface texture. Each profile is taken from different river stones’ shape which is a result of a long smoothing process the stones go through in water flow

Series of Lamps Made of Bioplastic Material

Undulae by Taeg Nishimoto is a series of lamps made of cornstarch-based bioplastic tubes. Using the characteristics of shrinking and undulating when the bioplastic is in the drying process, the formal manipulation is left for each tube to form itself. There are two types of the application of this bioplastic tubes as a lighting fixture.

Tuplet – Floor Lamp by Taeg Nishimoto

Tuplet by Taeg Nishimoto is a floor lamp that uses a mesh fabric called Buckram. Buckram is impregnated with resin and is usually used to make the inner structure of hats. It is molded into shape by wetting and when it’s dry, it retains a self-supporting strength while remaining the translucent quality of mesh. The

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