Take this opportunity to get to know Japanese architecture, art and culture in a backpack-wise manner with other architecture enthusiasts. This original, chronological route starts in the ancient city of Kyoto, takes you along the artificial islands on the way to the metropolis of Tokyo.
Hubert De Witte (director Musea Brugge) dives into the history of the church, after which Hera Van Sande (employee Toyo Ito pavilion Burg, Bruges 2002) indicates the importance of this place as muse for the pavilion of Toyo Ito.
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.
This week a fine article was published by Domus, written by Matthias Van Rossen about the impotence to unite contemporary architecture and Bruges.
Under pressure from the Bruges public opinion, and after patiently political lobbying, the pavilion of Toyo Ito was downgraded, against the advice of the Heritage administration.
David Chipperfield is the first Briton in the history of the Venice Architecture Biennale that has the honor to coordinate the largest architecture exhibition in the world. Chipperfield received the 2011 Mies Van Der Rohe Award for the renovation of the Neues Museum in Berlin.
He taught to unite mathematics and nature. Geometric studies based on algorithms and natural forms are his daily activity.
Archipel recommends the preservation and thorough renovation of this fragile but grandiose architecture. There should be a durable new bridge that can defy time so the pavilion can give back its original impetus. We will therefore seek national and international support for conservation.
In eight cities and two regions about 68 recently built projects are open to the public with guided tours.