About the Exhibitor
Exhibition Concept
When I think about architecture, I begin by looking at the "moving materials" of a given place. This includes things such as water or air. In some cases, I will spend several years doing research. That is because I think that the origins of our culture, customs, and history lie in these "moving materials." For example, the positions of Shinto shrines, or the relationships between waterways and the terrain or terraced rice paddies, all emerged from the influence of nature. I diligently decipher the "moving materials" that are present in a place, and carefully think about how to give architecture a form suitable for that place. I build hypotheses through repeated experimentation, verification, and analysis. Eventually, the relationships between the region and its "moving materials" become legible, like a missive sent from the Earth and our ancestors across hundreds of years. As a means of elucidating this to people living several hundred years in the future, I hope to send a message through architecture. The blessings of wind directions, water flows, sunlight, moonlight, and terrain allow the nurturing of a richly distinctive culture specific to its region.
I think is my duty to connect the era in which I live to posterity, through architecture.
Hiroshi Sambuichi
Exhibitor Profile
Hiroshi Sambuichi Profile
Born in 1968. Established Sambuichi Architects in Hiroshima and since 2011 an adjunct professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. Main awards received include 20 03 Yoshioka Prize, 2010 Japan Institute of Architecture Grand Prix, 2011 Architectural Institute of Japan Prize.