Architectural New Wave: From Ruins to the Future of Housing

Architectural New Wave: From Ruins to the Future of Housing

Friday, January 17, 2020

Mio Tsuneyama © Yasuaki Morinaka; Fuminori Nousaku; Holes in the House, 2017, © Ryogo Utatsu.

Stephen Nomura Schible
Jing Liu
Friday, January 17, 5 PM

Fuminori Nousaku and Mio Tsuneyama are leading architects of an emerging generation that is reshaping Tokyo's urban landscape. Interested in sustainability and adaptive reuse of existing architecture, the firm's haptic approach can be witnessed in Holes in the House ‐ on view in our current exhibition Made in Tokyo: Architecture and Living, 1964/2020. In this ongoing renovation project of a former four-story steel warehouse from the 1980s, the architects removed walls to let in natural light and cut holes into the floors for efficient heating and cooling. Nousaku and Tsuneyama will discuss this philosophy through their latest projects, exploring the potential to lead a more ecological and richly textured lifestyle in Tokyo today.

This lecture will be moderated by Jing Liu, founder of SO–IL, an internationally recognized architectural firm based in New York. Among their projects, SO–IL has completed the inaugural presence for the Frieze Art Fair in New York City (2012), Las Americas Social Housing in Leon, Mexico (2016), CTF Museum Hong Kong (2017), and are currently designing an immersive installation for the upcoming exhibition Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics, opening March 6, 2020 at the Japan Society Gallery.

Tickets: $15/$12 members, seniors & students; free admission to exhibition included with ticket.

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