About the Exhibition
Exhibition Overview
TOTO GALLERY·MA will be holding the second solo exhibition of architect Hiroshi Naito.

In the first exhibition held in 1995, titled "Composition of the Protoform" (6.9~7.22), Naito presented his work together with his concept of the "protoform", which he described as "something like the protoplasm of an architecture that exists within the depths of everyone's mind". After 18 years, we find that Naito's concept of the "protoform" has since grown in its vividness through taking on new words and further meanings.

According to Naito, who has continued to investigate the "value of space", "architecture is the place where the lives of the people who live within it dwells, and the architecture itself comes to life as the memories of the space and time experienced by the people cohere to it". He holds a belief that what must be realized today in the post-3.11 age is a shift away from the "protoform" (a dream living for an individual) to the "protoscape" (a dream landscape for a common body of people).

Through featuring a re-created portion of the Naito Architect & Associates workspace where Naito's numerous projects have been conceived, this exhibition will offer a view into the architect's thought process behind his early representative works, current projects, and unrealized proposals.

Visitors are invited to enjoy the works and words that have originated from the site within the mind of Hiroshi Naito, who has continued to run determinedly onward on his path as an architect throughout the years.
Images from the Exhibit
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Representative Works
[1] The Gymnasium in Shizuoka Prefecture Kusanagi Sports Complex
[2] A project
[3] SHIIKI HALL, Kyushu University
[4] Azumino City Hall
Exhibition Information
Date
Saturday, January 18 – Saturday, March 22, 2014
Open
11:00 – 18:00 (19:00 on Fridays)
Closed on Sundays, Mondays, National Holidays
Admission
Free
Organized by
TOTO GALLERY·MA
Planned by
TOTO GALLERY·MA Planning and Management Committee
Special Advisor: Tadao Ando
Members: Waro Kishi, Hiroshi Naito, Kenya Hara, Erwin Viray
Supported by
The Tokyo Society of Architects and Building Engineers
Tokyo Association of Architectural Firms
The Japan Institute of Architects Kanto-Koshinetsu Chapter
Kanto Chapter, Architectural Institute of Japan
Related Program
January 31, 2014 | Tsuda Hall
Gallery Talk
Hiroshi Naito will be holding a talk and an autograph session.
Date/Time
Feb. 26 (Wed.) 17:00−18:00
Mar. 11 (Tu.) 17:00−18:00
Mar. 18 (Tu.) 17:00−18:00
Venue
TOTO GALLERY·MA
Language
Japanese
 
※ No registration necessary / Free admission
※ Please purchase "Hiroshi Naito 1992-2004: From Protoform to Protoscape 1" or "Hiroshi Naito 2005-2013: From Protoform to Protoscape 2" to participate in the autograph session.
※ Program is subject to change without notice.