Un très beau panorama richement illustré de l'architecture domestique japonaise contemporaine.
Cette sélection de projets est signée Francesca Chiorino et comprend les travaux d'architectes mondialement connus comme Arata Isozaki, Tadao Ando, Toyo Ito,
Kazuyo Sejima, Shigeru Ban, Kengo Kuma ainsi que d'autres appartenant à la jeune génération.
A concise guide to the world of Japanese architecture and contemporary living with a wealth of cultural and historical details.
Japanese architects hold a central role in the world of
international architecture; as demonstrated by the recent Pritzker
prizes awarded to various prominent figures featured in this exhibition.
The collection of projects selected by Francesca Chiorino includes the
works of famous architects such as Arata Isozaki, Tadao Ando, Toyo Ito,
Kazuyo Sejima, Shigeru Ban, Kengo Kuma, but also some younger architects
whose projects focus on research into home architecture such as Go
Hasegawa, Sou Fujimoto, Junya Ishigami.
What does the emptiness, deprivation, and minimalism that many of the
homes included in this project represent or experiment with in one way
or another? The question symbolises the immense difference between the
East and the West, and the multiple, nuanced stages of overlap,
imitation, and rejection, that the centennial relationship between the
two cultures has experienced.
The spatial awareness in regards to the tea ceremony – the term sukiya
(tea house) literally means “Home of Emptiness” – is an inspiration to
revisit living space in Japan, traditional rituals and contemporary
architecture. Some architects exhibit a certain sensitivity and a deep,
symbiotic relationship with nature – something deeply rooted into the
traditional concept of ‘mono no aware’ – with regards to urban homes
built in dense, busy cities, and homes in the countryside, immersed in
The ability to intensify, condense and manipulate limited resources to
express complex thoughts is one of the most interesting lessons we can
learn from contemporary Japanese home architecture, together with a
pervasive “lightness” and an innate fragility, which make some of the
homes featured here not only successful examples of architectural
composition and structural knowledge, but also tributes to a vibrant