Jour­neys into build­ing

#Legend - - 5/18 -

Ja­panese ar­chi­tec­ture to­day at­tracts at­ten­tion from all over the world. Numer­ous prac­ti­tion­ers in­clud­ing Tange Kenzo, Taniguchi Yoshio, Ando Tadao, Kuma Kengo and Se­jima Kazuyo have been met with great in­ter­na­tional ac­claim. Founded on rich tra­di­tions stretch­ing back to an­cient times, con­tem­po­rary Ja­panese ar­chi­tec­ture en­com­passes ex­cep­tion­ally cre­ative and orig­i­nal ideas and ex­pres­sions. But how did the long and rich tra­di­tion of wooden ar­chi­tec­ture evolve; what did the West find at­trac­tive about ar­chi­tec­ture in Ja­pan, and how did the coun­try re­spond to this new-found in­ter­est? Ja­pan in Ar­chi­tec­ture:

Ge­nealo­gies of its Trans­for­ma­tion, run­ning un­til Septem­ber 17 at Tokyo’s Mori Art Mu­seum, traces the lin­eage of past and present with a com­pelling fu­ture vi­sion.­seum

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