Yoshiharu Tsukamoto come to Bruges to take a dip in the water from the platform and, in the evening, to give the public his unique vision on dealing with urban public space.
Hirata is obsessed with mathematics and nature, and develops both form and content of organic architecture. He focuses on the ecosystem integration of surviving and springing forms of life, an approach it with the concept of “tangling” sums it up.
He taught to unite mathematics and nature. Geometric studies based on algorithms and natural forms are his daily activity.
His architectural designs explore new forms and spaces that exist between nature and artificiality. His quest is in constant evolution and leads to innovative concepts.
Besides many interesting architectural projects, which won already many awards, the agency also designs furniture, gadgets and temporary installations. They also wrote books as a manual for architects or for the interested, always on an informed and yet fresh way.
Quest of a nation to its architectural identity
In response to the lavish, opulent “bubble” architecture from the early 90s in Japan, a first generation of young Japanese architects tends for simplicity, flatness & austerity.
Toyo Ito is one of the leading Japanese architects. In the lecture he gives an overview of his oeuvre in which the recent Mediatheque in Sendai is one of the most important groundbreaking buildings from the early 21th century.
The architecture of Sejima is unlikely light, almost dematerialized, ephemeral … Pure, simple, austere geometric. Brittle carriers, skins of glass. Transparencies, cool place … Buildings as schemas around contemporary life.
Now Brugge 2002, on proposal by Archipel, has choosen architect Toyo Ito as designer, it is time for a broad introduction to the work of Ito.
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