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The exhibition Hakka Earthen Houses on Variation at pavilion 30 of Forte Marghera is a collateral event of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2021, and investigates Co-operative Living, Art and Migration Architecture in China. Because migration and cultural identity are aspects that strongly influence “how we will live together”.
Thanks to the Créer des Ponts ("Building Bridges") project, created through the alliance between the downtown commercial real estate community and representatives of the Canadian city’s vibrant visual arts ecosystem, 30 vacant retail spaces in 22 buildings in Montreal’s city centre have recently become art studios for 60 emerging artists.
Born in Yokohama in the Kanagawa prefecture, Kengo Kuma (1954) is considered one of the most significant contemporary Japanese architects. After graduating from the University of Tokyo (1979), he studied at Colombia University for two years as a visiting researcher (1985-86). In 1987 he founded the Spatial Design Studio (now Kengo Kuma & Associates) and opened his Paris Studio in 2008. His design vision expresses the emotional content of materials, linked to intrinsic characteristics in construction and the teachings of Japanese traditions. “Almost tuning in” to the materials themselves, Kuma has for years “engaged in a serious critique of what is defined as the “concrete method of construction”, in his desire to find an alternative to this material that “dominates” the world (Treccani). Projects such as the Stone Museum (2000) and Ando Hiroshige Museum (2000), both in Nasu, in ....
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