Structure and space in Japanese contemporary architecture

Date
30.03.2017
Time
18.00
Location:
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Event type
Thursday Events
Welcome to a lecture by architect Neven Mikac Fuchs from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Oslo! In this lecture, he will present the emerging and innovative generation of Japanese contemporary architects.

The lecture will be conducted in Norwegian.

Structure and space in Japanese contemporary architecture

Welcome to a lecture by architect Neven Mikac Fuchs from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Oslo! In this lecture, he will present the emerging and innovative generation of Japanese contemporary architects.

A long time ago, the German architect Bruno Taut wrote that Japanese architecture through the ages really expresses a fantasy culture. It shows us how the exciting connection between fantasy and everyday reality makes each other richer and more successful. In doing so, the Japanese architecture creates a ‘productive aesthetics’ which becomes even more productive when it is related to nature and city life. It illustrates an 'aesthetic image' of daily rituals and ceremonies, covering natural cycles and different forms of human existence and uncovers a distinctive clarity: very clean and pristine on the outside, yet very complex in its internal structure. Through contemporary architecture by Kazunari Sakamoto, Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa, Atelier Bow Wow, Go Hasegawa, Junya Ishigami, Maki Onishi and others, the open Japanese houses demonstrate an inspiring, highly cultivated sensitivity regarding the production of architectural space, which reveals new perspectives.

The lecture is free and open to all. Welcome!

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