【Exhibition】 Japan in Architecture：Genealogies of its Transformation
Japanese architecture attracts international attention with its rich mix of traditional design practices and unique creative expression, and Japanese architects, from the late Kenzō Tange to current practitioners including Yoshio Taniguchi, Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma and Kazuyo Sejima, have achieved international acclaim.
Contemporary Japanese architecture has continued to evolve in the 150 years since the Meiji Restoration, and while thoroughly modern in the international sense, it manages to retain key aspects of Japan’s rich timber tradition and appreciation of nature – aspects often missing from purely functionalist modern architecture.
The Japan in Architecture exhibition explores the nine elements considered key to understanding the essence of Japanese architecture, and which comprise a unique DNA that connects the past to the present. Featuring wide-ranging exhibits including important architectural documents, models and interactive installations, this exhibition offers insights into the past and present of Japanese architecture, and invites us to consider future directions.
Title: Roppongi Hills Mori Art Museum 15th Anniversary Exhibition – Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of its Transformation
Venue: Mori Art Museum (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Period: 25 April – 17 September (Open daily)
Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Last Admission: 21:30); * 10:00-17:00 on Tuesdays (Last Admission: 16:30)
Admission: Adults 1,800 yen; High school/university students 1,200 yen; Children aged 4 – junior high school students 600 yen; Seniors 65 and over 1,500 yen.