Architecture Urbanism Innovation, is the first event of 2016 for the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo and is an exhibition dedicated to the architecture firm Foster + Partners.
The exhibition is billed as the first major exhibition in Japan dedicated to the international firm founded by British architect Norman Foster. The exhibition, which is divided into three sections, presents an array of 50 projects together with extensive archive materials including models, videos, photographs, drawings and sketches which are representative of the planning process used by the firm.
The first section relates to the “Architectural Philosophy”of the firm, showing initial works carried out between 1971 and 1983 when Foster collaborated with and was strongly influenced by the ideas of R. Buckminster Fuller. The second section is about the design process which starts with some key concepts that are not necessarily related to the specific physical location of the project. These concepts include: ecology, sustainability, history, tradition, territory etc... The tour ends with future projects, cities and buildings research projects targeting zero emission homes and lunar habitation.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to admire Foster’s work in the evocative setting of the Sky Gallery, with a 360 degree panoramic view over Tokyo city at 250m above sea level.
Title: Foster + Partners Architecture Urbanism Innovation
Date: Jan 1 – Feb 14 2016
Location: Mori Art Museum, Tokyo City View, 52F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan
Images courtesy of Mori Art Museum Tokyo, photo by: Foster + Partners, Reinhard Gornor, Nigel Young, Furukawa Yuya, Ken Kirkwood, Rudi Meisel, TimStreet Porte.