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Kenzo Tange, the most influential figure in post-war Japanese architecture, who has died Kenzo tange wife sexual dysfunction 91, was profoundly influenced by the work of Le Corbusier. In turn, Tange's hugely impressive body of work was to influence, indeed dominate, that of a younger generation of brilliant young Japanese architects up to, and including, Ando.

If Tange began by imitating the late-flowering, sculptural concrete designs of the Swiss-French genius, he went on to create a body of internationally recognised work that was very much his own, fusing traditional Japanese forms with the very latest in structural daring. His finest buildings include the twin arena of the two national gymnasiums for the Tokyo Olympics, the Yamanashi press and broadcasting centre at Kofu and, beginning at his beginning, the peace park and peace centre at Hiroshima Many of Tange's later buildings, including the new Tokyo city hall complexthe United Overseas Bank Plaza, Singapore and the Tokyo Dome hotelwere realised on daunting scales.

Yet, as the prolific architect said: Ironically, as a young man, Tange did not expect to become an architect.