The exhibition about Japanese architectural studio Takeshi Hosaka Architects offered visitors to Ceské Budejovice Contemporary Art Gallery an opportunity to approach contemporary Japanese architecture and one young architect in particular.
The intention is not to cover the historic development leading from the great Japanese architects such as Fumihiko Maki, Arata Isozaki, Tadao Ando, Terunobu Fujimori, Toyo Ito, studio SANAA or Kengo Kuma to the younger generation of architects including Sou Fujimoto, Junya Ishigami, Bow Wow - Atelier and Takeshi Hosaka himself; the goal of the exhibition is rather to underline how Japanese architecture has its own unique style combining comfort, tradition and modernity with aesthetically pleasing volumes. In the work of Takeshi Hosaka in particular, structures are born out of the interaction of natural and geometric forms, in which use of natural materials in their original state is accompanied by use of the latest technologies to create innovative design solutions. And where light, the symbol of so much Japanese architecture, is seen in terms of the relationship between light and shadow to become an important element of architecture.
Location: House of Art Ceské Budejovice / Gallery of Contemporary Art, Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic
Images courtesy of Ceské Budejovice Art House, ph. Jan Mahr