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Japan: Archipelago of the House

23 August - 22 September 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.

Curated By Professor Julian Worrall & Claire Beale.

Image Credit: Jérémie Souteyrat 2013.

About the Exhibition

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.

Image Credit: Jérémie Souteyrat 2013.

Featured Architects

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 Credit: Jérémie Souteyrat 2011.