Japan, the land of the rising sun, is the travel destination of 2018. The mastery in Japan defies all imagination. Not only in the control of the architectural space, choice of materials and masterful detailing, but also in the surrender of knowledge. Archipelago takes more than 200 architects to the land of the rising sun, divided over three trips.
We travel through the land of the rising sun for two weeks. A balanced architectural mix of contemporary, traditional and modern. But also culture, nature, art and … Japanese life is explicitly present.
The Center Pompidou in Metz presents two exhibits two Japonese exhibitions: the architecture expo’JAPAN-NESS’ makes a connection from 1945 to the present and the art expo ‘JAPANORAMA’ depicts Japanese contemporary art after 1970’s.
Quest of a nation to its architectural identity
Besides the classical Japan, we visit the highlights of the Japanese postwar modernism and is mainly the current architecture very well represented in Tokyio, Kyoto, Kobe, Himeji, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Yatsushiro, Osaka and Nara.
A varied program with the recent architectural landscape of Hollein, the valiant expressionism of Bohm in the 60s, the Japanese purism of Mayekawa and the postmodern collages by Guchez and Numez.