ARCHI DEPOT TOKYO

The architectonic models of 41 Japanese architects are on display at the Triennale di Milano

The Triennale di Milano, Milan Italy, July 10-19, 2015 – free entrance

Organized by the Archi Depot Foundation

Press conference invitation only

Thursday July 9 at 6 p.m. – Saletta Lab – 1rst Floor

Speakers:

Luca Molinari – architetcure curator and critic

Marco Imperadori – Politecnico di Milano Far East Rector’s delegate

Donatella Bollani – Domus deputy editor

Coco Funabiki – Tokyo Design Center president

Haruo Iwasaki – Terrada Warehouse Managing Exhecutive Officer

Setsu Ito – Studio ITO Design partner, Tsukuba University visiting professor

Gallery talk free entrance

Saturday July 11 h. 7 p.m. – Impluvium hall 1rst Floor

Speakers: Riken Yamamoto, Shigeru Ban

The architectonic models of 41 great Japanese designers are on display at the Triennale di Milano exhibition facilities between July 10-19, 2015. They express the deepest inner spirit of an architectonic culture that thrives on the connections between the avant-garde and the memories of the past. The Archi Depot Foundation (Organization for the conservation of the culture of architecture) was founded in 2015 by Terrada Warehouse and Tokyo Design Center companies, to safeguard and conserve the models and designs of Japanese architectonic culture. The primary objective of the foundation is to conserve and present to the general public architectonic models that still play an important role in the transmission of the architects’ vision and thoughts to the public at large.

In the architecture studios, the hand-produced models represent invaluable instruments for processing the thought-trains, becoming the concrete and personalized testimony of the arrangement development process of each individual creative. The Archi Depot Foundation will create its own museum as a communal space, ideal for conserving and managing the architectonic models prepared by Japanese designers. The association also has the objective of organizing events and activities using the models to stimulate understanding in the relationship between architecture and the urban or natural environments, and highlight the importance and value of architecture for the local communities.

The exhibition organized by Archi Depot at the Triennale di Milano can be described as the first step in this direction. The exhibition design – supervised by Setsu & Shinobu ITO of Studio ITO Design – reflects the principles and the key features of the Archi Depot museum and archives that will open in Shinagawa in Tokyo, Japan in the near future.

Using models created by a wide variety of Japanese architects – including Kengo Kuma, Tetsuo Furuichi, Shigeru Ban, Arata Isozaki, Koh Kitayama, Rike Yamamoto – with the core of the exhibition focusing on works by the younger generations, Archi Depot Tokyo Exhibition explores the visions of the architects and the enchanting qualities of their architecture, in order to transmit the important of the country’s past and its architectural heritage.

The exhibition, at the Triennale di Milano, will run from July 10-19 2015.

It is part of the initiatives organized for the Japan Day (July 11), the official day for representing Japan at the Expo Milano 2015, with State authorities of Japan present in Milan.

From July 10 – 19 2015 Opening hours 10.30 – 23.00

Triennale di Milano (Impluvium Hall, first floor), Viale Alemagna 6, 20121 – Milan – Italy

Gallery talk free entrance

Saturday July 11 h. 7 p.m. – Impluvium hall 1rst Floor

Speakers:

Riken Yamamoto – Architect, ARCHI DEPOT Foundation Board of Director Chairman

Shigeru Ban – Architect and ARCHI DEPOT Fondation Director

Architects included:

Hitoshi ABE, Shigeru BAN, Manabu CHIBA, Masaki ENDOH, Teppei FUJIWARA, Tetsuo FURUICHI, Masahiro HARADA + Mao HARADA, Akihisa HIRATA, Kotaro IDE, Kumiko INUI, Arata ISOZAKI, Setsu ITO+Shinobu ITO, Atsushi KITAGAWARA, Koh KITAYAMA, Kazuhiro KOJIMA + Kazuko AKAMATSU, Eijiro KOSUGI + Aya UTSUMIE, Kazumi KUDO + Hiroshi HORIBA, Kengo KUMA, Norisada MAEDA, Takenori MIURA, Hiroshi NAITO, Toshiharu NAKA, Ryuji NAKAMURA, Akio NAKASA, Manabu NAYA + Arata NAYA, Osamu NISHIDA + Erika NAKAGAWA, Satoshi OKADA, Kijo ROKKAKU, Mitsuhiko SATO, Eizo SHIINA, Ryoji SUZUKI, Mikio TAI, Ippei TAKAHASHI, Makoto TAKEI, Takaharu TEZUKA + Yui TEZUKA, Hiroyuki UNEMORI, Tomoyuki UTSUMI, Makoto Sei WATANABE, Makoto Shin WATANABE + Yoko KINOSHITA, Riken YAMAMOTO, Ken YOKOGAWA

Archi Depot Foundation

Directors: Riken Yamamoto, Shigeru Ban, Tetsuo Furuichi, Koh Kitayama, Riichi Miyake

Counselors: Kengo Kuma, Fumihiko Maki, Yoshihisa Nakano, Akira Tatehata

The Archi Depot exhibtion has been organized by the Archi Depot Foundation.

Co-organizer

Tokyo Design Center

Warehouse Terrada

Cooperation:

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Consulate General of Japan in Milan

Japan Foundation

The Japan Institute of Architects

Politecnico di Milano

creative direction

Setsu & Shinobu ITO – studio ITO design

Supporters

Laminam

Hermann Miller

Media partner

Domus magazine

photo models:

Arata ISOZAKI – Allianz Tower

Eijiro KOSUGI+Aya UTSUMI – Shimouma Apartment

Koh KITAYAMA – House in Tsujido

Kengo KUMA – Asakusa Culture and Tourist Information Center

Riken YAMAMOTO – The Circle at Zürich Airport

Shigeru BAN – Nepal project
 
 
 

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