From July 10 to 19 Triennale di Milano hosts the exhibition Archi Depot Tokyo, featuring architectural models of works by 41 Japanese architects including such big names on the international architecture scene as Kengo Kuma, Arata Isozaki, Tetsuo Furuichi, Shigeru Ban, Koh Kitayama and Rike Yamamoto as well as young generations of architects. An opportunity to find out more about a culture of architecture suspended between the avant-garde and the memory of tradition, aware of the importance of handing down its construction traditions and architectural history to the young and conducting experiments with form and materials.
The exhibition is curated by the Archi Depot FoundationTerrada Warehouse and Tokyo Design Center to preserve and exhibit models and drawings illustrating Japan's architectural culture: key tools for illustrating architects' compositional process to the public. The Foundation will soon open the Archi Depot museum and archives in Shinagawa, Tokyo, based on the same display principles as architects Setsu & Shinobu ITO of Studio ITO Design used in their installation for the exhibition in Milan.
Archi Depot Tokyo is one of the initiatives being held for Japan day, the day Expo Milano 2015 officially celebrates Japan, coming up on July 11.
Architects featured in the exhibition:
Hitoshi ABE, Shigeru BAN, Manabu CHIBA, Masaki ENDOH, Teppei FUJIWARA, Tetsuo FURUICHI, Masahiro HARADA + Mao HARADA, Akihisa HIRATA, Kotaro IDE, Kumiko INUI, Arata ISOZAKI, Setsu ITO?Shinobu ITO, Atsushi KITAGAWARA, Koh KITAYAMA, Kazuhiro KOJIMA + Kazuko AKAMATSU, Eijiro KOSUGI + Aya UTSUMIE, Kazumi KUDO + Hiroshi HORIBA, Kengo KUMA, Norisada MAEDA, Takenori MIURA, Hiroshi NAITO, Toshiharu NAKA, Ryuji NAKAMURA, Akio NAKASA, Manabu NAYA + Arata NAYA, Osamu NISHIDA + Erika NAKAGAWA, Satoshi OKADA, Kijo ROKKAKU, Mitsuhiko SATO, Eizo SHIINA, Ryoji SUZUKI, Mikio TAI, Ippei TAKAHASHI, Makoto TAKEI, Takaharu TEZUKA + Yui TEZUKA, Hiroyuki UNEMORI, Tomoyuki UTSUMI, Makoto Sei WATANABE, Makoto Shin WATANABE + Yoko KINOSHITA, Riken YAMAMOTO, Ken YOKOGAWA
Title: Archi Depot Tokyo
presented by the Archi Depot Foundation
Co-organisers: Tokyo Design Center, Warehouse Terrada
Exhibition design: Setsu & Shinobu ITO - Studio ITO Design
Dates: July 10-19 2015
Location: Triennale di Milano, (Sala Impluvium, first floor), Viale Alemagna 6, 20121 – Milan - Italy