Japan: Archipelago of the House

Curated by Professor Julian Worrall & Claire Beale

JAPAN: ARCHIPELAGO OF THE HOUSE | Curated by Professor Julian Worrall & Claire Beale

Exhibition | August 23rd–September 22nd, 2019

Design Tasmania in conjunction with Architecture and Design at the University of Tasmania presents Japan: Archipelago of the House - an exhibition of contemporary Japanese architecture of the house and home.

Western design-consumers have long been fascinated with the novelty of Japanese domestic architecture: their material, space and philosophy confound their novelty. This is especially true for those that do not intimately know the practical, daily aspect of living in a Japanese house.

First conceived by three French Architects (Veronique Hours, Fabien Manduit, Manuel Tardits) and London-based photographer (Jérémie Souteyrat) in 2013, it has also been shown at Yale University in April of this year.

Japan: Archipelago of the House as an exhibition presents an immersive understanding of these rich and varied environments. Rather than purified vessels of linear idealism, the exhibition reveals these buildings as lively and inhabited environments, thoroughly embedded in the lives of the people and places they serve.

Featured architects include:

20th Century
Kenzo Tange, Tadao Ando, Kunio Maekawa, Kazuo Shinohara, Antonin Raymond, Kiyonori Kikutake, Osamu Ishiyama, Riken Yamamoto, Toyo Ito and more.

21st Century
Kengo Kuma, Atelier Bow-wow, Shigeru Ban, Go Hasegawa, Yasushi Horibe, Taira Nishizawa, Mikan, Hideyuki Nakamura, Diasuke Sugawara, Suppose Design Office, Tezuka Architects, Yasutaka Yoshimura and more.

Image: © Jérémie Souteyrat