Japan-ness—Architecture and urbanism in Japan since 1945
Exhibition overviewing postwar history of Japanese architecture at Centre Pompidou-Metz

The Japan Foundation and Centre Pompidou-Metz will present a Japanese architecture exhibition Japan-ness—Architecture and urbanism in Japan since 1945, that opens in September, featuring over 300 projects by 118 architects, artists and groups. It is the first major exhibition in Europe to attempt a summary of Japanese architecture from the postwar period to the present day. Drawing mainly from collections in Japan and France, it brings together some 65 precious original models and over 150 drawings and sketches, together with films, photographs, and printed materials. The exhibition is presented in six sections that trace the history of this period, exhibiting the works of Japanese architects.

Poster of JAPAN-ness
Takeshi Hosaka, Hoto Fudo, Yamanashi, Japon © Nacasa&Pertners Inc. / Koji Fujii © TAKESHI HOSAKA ARCHITECTS / Graphisme L&D, Kanta Desroches

Image of PREMOS Model No.7 House
MAYEKAWA Kunio
PREMOS Model No.7 House / Description of building, 1946
Collection of Mayekawa Associates, Architects & Engineers

Image of Shinjuku Project: City in the Air
ISOZAKI Arata
Shinjuku Project: City in the Air / Elevation and Floor Plan, 1962
Collection of Arata Isozaki and Associates

Image of Miyakonojo Civic Center / Model
KIKUTAKE Kiyonori
Miyakonojo Civic Center / Model, 1966
Collection of Kikutake Architects
Photo: Keizo Kioku

Image of Minimal House / Sectional sketch
MASUZAWA Makoto
Minimal House / Sectional sketch, 1952
Collection of Masuzawa Architect & Associates
Photo: Keizo Kioku

Image of A Plan for Tokyo, 1960-Toward a Structural Organization
TANGE Kenzo
A Plan for Tokyo, 1960-Toward a Structural Organization /
Perspective of Office Tower
, 1960
Collection of Urban Design Laboratory, Department of Urban Engineering,
the University of Tokyo
Photo: Keizo Kioku

伊東豊雄「中野本町の家」ドローイングの画像
ITO Toyo
U-Shaped House / Study in the early phase, n.d.
Collection of Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
Photo: Keizo Kioku

Outline

Japan-ness—Architecture and urbanism in Japan since 1945
Dates Saturday, September 9, 2017 – Monday, January 8, 2018
Opening Hours Until October 31: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00;
Friday – Sunday: 10:00 – 19:00; Tuesday: Closed
From November 1: Wednesday – Monday: 10:00 – 18:00; Tuesday: Closed
Venue
Organizers The Japan Foundation, Centre Pompidou-Metz
With special support from Ishibashi Foundation Logo of Ishibashi Foundation
Sponsor ANA (All Nippon Airways) Logo of ANA
Curator Frédéric Migayrou (Assistant Director of Centre Pompidou -National Museum of Modern Art, Parisand Head Curator of the Architecture Department; Chair and Bartlett Professor of Architecture of the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London; Honorary Fellow of the RIBA; and a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres of the French Republic)
Associate Curator Yuki Yoshikawa (Centre Pompidou-Metz, Curatorial research fellow)
Exhibition Design Sou Fujimoto Architects
Architects & Artists 118 architects/artists including: AIDA Takefumi, AZUMA Takamitsu, ISHIMOTO Yasuhiro, ISOZAKI Arata, ICHIKAWA Sota/doubleNegatives Architecture, ITO Toyo, OHE Hiroshi, OTAKA Masato, OTANI Sachio, KIKUTAKE Kiyonori, KITAGAWARA Atsushi, KUROKAWA Kisho, SAKAKURA Junzo, SHIRAI Seiichi, SUZUKI Makoto, TANGE Kenzo, NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD, HATAKEYAMA Naoya, HAYAKAWA Kunihiko, HAYASHI (YAMADA) Masako, HARA Hiroshi, MAYEKAWA Kunio, MAKI Fumihiko, MASUZAWA Makoto, MURANO Togo, MOZUNA Kiko, YAMAMOTO Riken, YOSHIZAKA Takamasa, RAYMOND Antonin, ROKKAKU Kijo, WATANABE Yoji, WATANABE Yoshio

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