Past Exhibitions
November 19, 2010―February 26, 2011
Exhibitors: Paulo David, Sean Godsell, Kerry Hill, Junya Ishigami, Tom Kundig, Smiljan Radic, RCR Adanda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes Guest Curator: Ken Tadashi Oshima
Discovering new values to open up the twenty-first century through the works of seven architectural practices active at the “GLOBAL ENDS”.
The Best of Graduation Works in NIPPON 2010
October 19―November 6, 2010
Supervisors: The Best Graduation Works of Design in Japan Executive Committee (Hitoshi Abe, Taro Igarashi, Toshikazu Ishida, Yasuaki Onoda, Masayoshi Takeuchi, Osamu Tsukihashi, Senhiko Nakata, Masataka Baba, Tohru Horiguchi, Masashige Motoe, Yan Shuan)
July 8―September 18, 2010
Exhibitor: David Adjaye
Creating an architecture that had an explicit relationship with the experience of being in the city was very important to me. The idea of the city, and the richness of city experience, always give the most important clue in terms of how I establish the spatial construction of a project.—David Adjaye
April 14―June 19, 2010
Exhibitor: Yoshiji Takehara
The beauty of “naked” structure and material, given life by the hands of contemporary craftsmen—here Yoshiji Takehara’s quest for the space of a “Naked Architecture” reveals itself.
October 15―December 19, 2009
Exhibitor: Kengo Kuma
Kengo Kuma is a continually-evolving architect. His avowed aim today is to create that which is organic. What does he mean by organic? Large models of two recent projects—Besançon City Arts and Culture Center and Granada Performing Arts Center—will be on desplay.
The Best of Graduation Works in NIPPON 2009
September 12―September 26, 2009
Supervisors: The Best Graduation Works of Design in Japan Executive Committee (Hitoshi Abe, Taro Igarashi, Yasuaki Onoda, Masayoshi Takeuchi, Osamu Tsukihashi, Senhiko Nakata, Tohru Horiguchi, Masashige Motoe)
June 25―August 29, 2009
Exhibitor: Alberto Campo Baeza
In the exhibition, we are scheduled to display many sketches from the sketchbook that Campo Baeza always carries with him, as the source of his ideas, and abundant photos of his completed works and works in progress within an installation making full use of “the light” that symbolizes his architecture.
April 8―June 6, 2009
Exhibitor: Klein Dytham Architects
The number 20 has a certain mystical quality. Ise Shrine is reconstructed every 20 years, and Tokyo itself is rebuilt on almost the same 20-year cycle. Fashions seem to come back into vogue every 20 years, and it is 20 years since Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham arrived in Japan, fresh from the Royal College of Art.—Astrid Klein, Mark Dytham
October 3―December 20, 2008
Exhibitor: Tadao Ando
Architect Tadao Ando’s Exhibition. “Row House in Sumiyoshi” will be shown in a full-scale model.
The Best of Graduation Works in NIPPON 2008
August 21―August 30, 2008
Supervisors: The Best Graduation Works of Design in Japan Executive Committee (Hitoshi Abe, Taro Igarashi, Yasuaki Onoda, Masayoshi Takeuchi, Osamu Tsukihashi, Senhiko Nakata, Tohru Horiguchi, Masashige Motoe)
June 12―August 9, 2008
Exhibitor: Glenn Marcutt
Supervisors and Organizers of Venue: Glenn Murcutt Exhibition Executive Committee (Tom Heneghan, Koichi Suzuno, Catherine Lassen, Maryam Gusheh, Shoko Seyama)
Glenn Murcutt, a master in the contemporary architectural world. A broad introduction to a sustainable architecture responsive to the land of Australia.
April 5―May 31, 2008
Exhibitor: Takashi Sugimoto
In this exhibition, he has creates two tea ceremony rooms. One is made from “steel”, and amazingly, the other is made from “water”. He will be showing his unique design methods through these traditional Japanese minimal spaces.
December 5, 2007―February 23, 2008
Exhibitors: Keiichiro Sako, Hironori Matsubara
Why am I based in China? It’s because I am able to make things. Not only are there many opportunities for work, the situation there is different from Japan.—Keiichiro Sako
Unchanging, unmoving, I want to make the kind of place that will always be the same whenever I go there. Having begun to work like this in China, I thought deeply about it.—Hironori Matsubara
September 14―November 17, 2007
Exhibitor: Kazuhiro Kojima+Kazuko Akamatsu
In this exhibition, we would like to introduce three projects that we happened to get involved with, all of which are now underway. Each site has a completely different culture and climate. What they have in common is a “huge lot.” (Kazuhiro Kojima + Kazuko Akamatsu/CAt)
The Best of Graduation Works in NIPPON 2007
August 22―August 31, 2007
Supervisors: The Best Graduation Works of Design in Japan Executive Committee (Hitoshi Abe, Taro Igarashi, Yasuaki Onoda, Masayoshi Takeuchi, Osamu Tsukihashi, Senhiko Nakata, Tohru Horiguchi, Masashige Motoe)
June 2―July 28, 2007
Exhibitor: Álvaro Siza
The exhibition will feature seven of his representative works, including his latest works, that have a differing “context” and “nature of work.” It will show Siza’s approach in the design of each work and introduce his universal and poetic space quality that is given shape in each work.
March 8―May 12, 2007
Exhibitor: Atelier Bow-Wow
We want to make lively space. Together with the inhabitants, we want to put into practice lively space through the design of architecture. What kind of actors will support lively space? What kind of architectural imagination attracts leaders who will put into practice lively space?—Atelier Bow-Wow
Manabu Chiba: Rule of the Site
December 2, 2006―February 17, 2007
Exhibitor: Manabu Chiba
I believe what I am doing is searching for a form unique to the site. The conditions are entirely different for each architectural project. The configuration of the site is different, and the nearby environment is different. The climate and vegetation of course are also different, as are the client and the program. I believe what I am doing is searching for a form that is effective only under the unique set of conditions.—Manabu Chiba
Touchistone, The Furniture Designed by Teruaki Ohashi
September 16―November 18, 2006
Supervisors: Toyo Ito, Kazunari Sakamoto, Koji Taki
Teruaki Ohashi died just as he was reaching the peak of his powers. More than ten years have passed since then. Those who began to design furniture in the meantime may not be familiar with his achievements. His professional journey, which was lengthy despite his untimely death and characterized by both great delicacy and boldness, are full of hints and lessons for us.—Koji Taki
The Best of Graduation Works in NIPPON 2006
August 22―August 31, 2006
Supervisors: The Best Graduation Works of Design in Japan Executive Committee (Hitoshi Abe, Taro Igarashi, Yasuaki Onoda, Masayoshi Takeuchi, Osamu Tsukihashi, Tohru Horiguchi, Masashige Motoe)
June 2―July 29, 2006
Exhibitor: Steven Hall
Luminosity/Porosity investigates aspects of porosity and light, the fusion of architecture, urbanism and landscape and ultimately the fusion of matter and spirit.—Steven Hall
TAKAHARU+YUI TEZUKA
March 15―May 20, 2006
Exhibitors: Takaharu Tezuka+Yui Tezuka
Architecture is a device for triggering behavior in individuals and society. To create buildings that are easy to understand, comfortable and capable of suggesting new values may be the responsibility of any architect, but we have chosen to make that our explicit goal in our practice.—Takaharu and Yui Tezuka