Purple Art

[May 1 2017]

“The Japanese House : Architecture and Life after 1945” exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, London

“The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945” celebrates 70 years of ground-breaking architectural projects by inviting the public to immerse themselves into the Japanese culture and focus on the role of the houses in Japan. The exhibition features over 200 works, including rarely-seen architectural models and drawings and involves forty architects ranging from renowned 20th-century masters, internationally celebrated contemporary architects and talents still quite unknown outside of Japan. For the occasion, the Pritzker-prize winning architect Ryue Nishizawa did a full-size recreation of the Moriyama House (2005) and Terunobu Fujimori commissioned the eccentric crafted Japanese tea house.

The exhibition is co-produced by the Japan Foundation, the Barbican Centre, MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century ArtsRome and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

On view until June 25th at the Barbican Art GalleryBarbican Centre, Silk Street London, London.

Sasa Stucin

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