19-12-2011

Architectural Environments for Tomorrow Exhibition

Toyo Ito, Sou Fujimoto, Kazuyo Sejima,

Mumbai,

Museums, Gallery, Sport & Wellness,

Exhibition, Workshop,

The exhibition includes works by 23 artists and architects invited to present their research in spatial design in the light of contemporary issues.



Architectural Environments for Tomorrow Exhibition
The changes that have taken place since the beginning of the twenty-first century, computerisation and the internet, further urbanisation of already densely populated cities such as those in Asia, natural disasters: all these are concrete problems architecture and architects must address.
The exhibition promoted as part of the Tokyo Culture Creation project presents models, drawings, images and multimedia installations reflecting the experience of architects and artists who have addressed the most recent environmental and urban issues, including some well-known names: Frank O. Gehry, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima?Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA, Wim Wenders.

The architects present their research in the design of spaces which take advantage of the possibilities offered by the environment around them and introduce people to new experiences. In this sense the exhibition space is also designed to offer visitors an experience based primarily on involvement of the body and not just the eyes.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Architects + Artists?(in alphabetical order)

AMID.cero 9; El Anatsui; The Ministry of Culture of The Kingdom of Bahrain; Petra Blaisse;
Doug?Mike Starn; Sou Fujimoto; Antón García-Abril; Frank O. Gehry; gelitin; Hiroshi Hara + Roland Hagenberg; Akihisa Hirata; Junya Ishigami; Toyo Ito; Christian Kerez; Haruka Kojin;
Tetsuo Kondo; Luisa Lambri; Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen; Piet Oudolf;
Smiljan Radic; Matthew Ritchie with Aranda/Lasch, Daniel Bosia & Arup AGU;
Kazuyo Sejima?Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA; Matthias Schuler?Transsolar; selgascano;
Studio Mumbai; Fiona Tan; Wim Wenders.

Dates: 29 ottobre 2011 - 15 gennaio 2012
Title: Architectural Environments for Tomorrow? New Spatial Practices in Architecture and Art
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Images:
1. Smiljan Radic «Extension to The Charcoal-Burner’s Hut and Field in Culiprán» 1999
Photo © Smiljan Radic [Reference Image]
2. The Ministry of Culture of The Kingdom of Bahrain «Reclaim / Hut 17 Karzakan» 2010
Photo © Camille Zakharia [Reference Image]
3. Studio Mumbai «SMA Workshop» 2011 Photo © Studio Mumbai [Reference Image]
4. Haruka Kojin «Changing Color of the Scenery» 2008 [Reference Image]
5.  Petra Blaisse «Garden Carpet» 2004 Photo © Inside Outside
6.  Wim Wenders «If Buildings Could Talk...» 2010 Photo © Donata Wenders; from left: Wim Wenders, Ryue Nishizawa, Kazuyo Sejima [Reference Image]
7.  Matthew Ritchie with Aranda/Lasch, Daniel Bosia & Arup AGU «The Dawn Line (Sun Dog Variant)» 2009 Photo © Jason Mandella, Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York [Reference Image]
8. Fiona Tan «Cloud Island I, Project for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010» 2010, 2 channel HD installation, Commissioned by Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum Foundation, courtesy WWA, Tokyo [Reference Image]

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