Japan 2001 Architecture Programme

MakicatV&A Fumihiko Maki Catalogue

The architecture programme includes exhibitions, symposia and commissions. Members of the Advisory team are, Dr Charles Jencks, Professor Dennis Sharp, graham cooper and from Japan 2001 Christopher Purvis Chief Executive with Mariko Inaba in Tokyo. The Japan 2001 programme runs from May 2001 to March 2002 and includes:

Live Commissions

Kew Gardens - The Paper Pavilion Conservation Centre provides a focus for public educational activity related to conservation and sustainability of tree life and nature. The pavilion is to be located close to the recycling plant next to the lilly pond and several meetings have taken place with the architect Shigeru Ban. Ban san has suggested a modular prefabricated system made from cardboard tubes. The engineers Buro Happold have recommended a lattice roof structure held with a four-mast column assembly.

Mirage in the Forest Ongoing project by sculptor and architect, Kisa Kawakami, to create abstract structures that draw on the natural landscape for their inspiration. Exhibition and educational activities planned for early 2002. Organiser The Kielder Partnership Contact: Peter Sharp .:

Major Exhibitions

Architecture of Fumihiko Maki Modernity and the Construction of Scenery For this major international exhibition which openned in London and is now on tour in Europe, Maki prepared a brief synopsis with the sub theme "exploration of the public realm in architecture." Exhibition features Hillside Terrace and Hillside West (1969-96), Makuhari Messe Phases I & II (1989-97), Kirishima Concert Hall 919940, Tokyo Church of Christ (1996), Kaze-no-Oka Crematorium (1997), Groningen Floating Pavilion (1997). Venue - Henry Cole Wing, Victoria & Albert Museum South Kensington London SW7 Other venues include Berlin, Copenhagen and Centre du Japon Paris. Organiser & contacts; Yoshiteru Kaneko President of Delphi Inc

Kisho Kurokawa Metabolism + Recent Work Exhibition featuring Kurokawa's recent works and his Eco-Media City projects Features Metabolism and the recently completed Osaka International Convention Centre World Cup Stadia - Oita Main Stadium, Toyota City Stadium the National Art Exhibition Centre Rippongi. Eco Media Cities include the Master Plan and Design of Astana Kazakstan and Urban Design for Guangzhou Pearl Riverside Area Concept China UK Curator Dennis Sharp & Assoc.. Venue CUBE Manchester 113- 115 Portland Street Manchester Dates 22st September to 14th December 2001 Contact The CUBE t: 0161 237 5525 f: 0161 237 5576 e: info@cube.org.uk www.cube.org.uk

Kisho Kurokawa Eco Architecture Eco City March to May 2002 Venue White Peaks Royal Botanical Gardens Kew Richmond Surrey Contact Dennis Sharp & Assoc.

4x4 - Apartment Avant-Garde An inter-active exhibition using Playstation 2, visitors will experience a taste of Japanese lifestyle. Sixteen leading architects have produced DVD recordings of their own living spaces and housing scheme they have designed.The exhibition is to be shown simultaneously at four venues across the UK The DVD playstation2 modules and media equipment will be supplied specially by "Sony " electronics. To present their work the architects will travel in four waves of four to the UK for forums at the RIBA and lectures at the other venues. Architects are: wave1 Tadasu Oe, Kengo Kuma, Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama,Makoto Sei Watanabe, wave2 Norihiko Dan, Kazuhiro Kojima, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto & Ms Momoyo Kaijima, Hiroshi Naito, wave3 Shigeru Ban, Ken Yokogawa, Hitoshi Abe, Masaharu Takasaki wave4 Jun Aoki, Kazuyo Sejima Shinichi Ogawa, Atsushi Kitagawara. Curators Dr Kisho Kurokawa & Kengo Kuma UK Dennis Sharp Coordinator graham cooper The Venues: RIBA Architecture Centre, The Lighthouse Glasgow ,Architecture Centre Bristol CUBE Manchester.

Customer Focused Housing Exhibition of Japanese housing technologies, new approaches to design and techniques for meeting user-needs through customisation. Venue The Building Centre Trust Gallery 26 Store Street London WC1E 7BT Dates (9:00 - 17:30) 16th October-1st December 2001. Symposium Customer Focused Housing - Lessons from Japan launch of DTI Expert Mission report: 'Are you being served? Japanese lessons on customer focused housebuilding.' Japan's housebuilders deliver customised homes with very high levels of customer service. Japan offers many lessons for the British housebuilding industry. Organiser SPRU University of Sussex

Rendering the Unseen Art & Architecture in Japan by graham cooper Dates 25th March to 8th April Volume Gallery Wolburn Walk London Contact: Dennis Sharp & Assoc. t: 01707 875253 Dates 15th April to 31st May 2002 Holden Gallery Manchester metropolitan Museum Cavendish St Manchester

Symposia

Recent Health Care Architecture in Japan. Symposium presentation of design and provision of recent healthcare architecture in Japan, including major hospitals, elderly care and local community service Organised between the Japan Institute of Architects JIHA and Architects For Health Venues in London The Royal Institute of British Architects 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD and Manchester CUBE 115-117 Portland Street Manchester organised by Northern Branch of AFH

Celebration and Contradiction: A major symposium hosted by the Tate Britain. The Impact of New Art Museums on Japanese Culture. Over the last decade Japan has built more museums than any other country. This conference brings together architects, artists and gallerists to discuss the rise of the museum in relation to the fabric of contemporary urban experience Organiser Matthew Gansallo Consultant Venue; New Centenary Development Galleries Tate Britain Millbank London SW14RG Date from 10am 29th November - !st December 2001 .

 

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