All tagged Architecture

Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation

This exhibition covers a wide range of topics: the use of wood, Japanese architectural aesthetics, the role of the roof, architecture in communities, how “Japan” is interpreted by non-Japanese architects, and more. The information provided is dense and takes time to read and digest. Highlights include a book lounge, a ⅓ size model of a home and an immersive work which uses video and laser fiber to represent Japanese design dimensions.

Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials

This survey of the work of the architect Kengo Kuma is sectioned by materials: bamboo, wood, stone, glass, metal, and more. Models, photographs, architectural drawings, samples of building materials, and graphics demonstrating how pieces are put together do a great job representing a wide variety of structures. Kengo Kuma is represented through his work; there is no information about the architect himself.

Tadao Ando : Endeavors

Learning about the amazing Tadao Ando and his work is a delight. Drawings, models of various sizes, photos, videos and client feedback provide a comprehensive overview of this self-taught architect’s wide variety of projects. Highlights include a full scale reproduction of his Church of the Light and a large model of his ongoing renovation of the Bourse de Commerce in Paris.