Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation
Despite their modernity, architectural titans like Tadao Ando, Kenzo Tange, and Kengo Kuma have all been influenced by many ancient traditions that have shaped the way buildings have been built in Japan for hundreds of years. This ambitious exhibition, which includes architectural materials, models, and interactive exhibits, looks at Japanese architecture from a number of different themes. These include the use of wood in contemporary and traditional architecture and the ways in which foreign architects interpreted Japan, as well as the importance of designing for communities and in harmony with nature. A fascinating look at the past, present, and future of Japanese architecture.
Ando Tadao, Chapel on the Water (Hoshino Resort Tomamu) 1988 Hokkaido, Japan
Photo Courtesy of Hoshino Resort Tomamu