“Kengo Kuma: Woven” at Galerie Architektury Brno

The exhibition presents fifteen of the Japanese architect’s recent projects in Europe, focusing on his sensitive approach to the combination of modern technologies with traditional Japanese building materials.

 

Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota

Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota

 

The exhibition, named “Woven” will be open from October 6 to November 20 at Galerie Architektury Brno. On display will be many panels and studio models of over 15 recent projects from Kuma’s office (such as the new FRAC Marseille, an educational and sports complex in Paris, a Centre for Performing Arts in Granada or a exhibition centre in Chartes).


 

Practical information

“Kengo Kuma: Woven”
January 12 – February 12, 2017
Galerie Architektury Brno
Starobrněnská 341/18, Brno-město, 602 00
Brno, Czech Republic

 


The exhibition shows Kengo Kuma’s approach to architecture: working with traditional Japanese building materials and modern technologies, friendliness and helpfulness to users, drawing inspiration from the nature and specifications of the environment where the project will be implemented and suppressing any tendencies to a violent domination of the built object over the natural order of its surroundings.

 

Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota

Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota

Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota

Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota

 

 

 

Sunny Hill Japan, obchod, Tokio, 2013 © Daici Ano

Sunny Hill Japan, obchod, Tokio, 2013 © Daici Ano

GC Prostho Muzeum a vyzkumne centrum, Aichi, 2010 © Daici Ano

GC Prostho Muzeum a vyzkumne centrum, Aichi, 2010 © Daici Ano

 

“In his expressive design of architecture [Kengo Kuma] combines ancient Japanese tradition with modernity: elemental, natural materials complemented with the use of modern technologies. Thanks to the cooperation with FA-CTU and the Japanese embassy, we are glad to present the first exhibition in Central Europe on the work of this exceptional creator,”says Jaroslav Fragner Gallery’s Dan Merta.

 

Kulturni a turisticke centrum Asakusa, Tokio, 2012 © Takeshi Yamagishi

Kulturni a turisticke centrum Asakusa, Tokio, 2012 © Takeshi Yamagishi

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Stadium © Kengo Kuma

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Stadium © Kengo Kuma

 

The architect himself gave a small introduction on the opening day.  “We are planning to release architecture from being a box to being something woven. The 20th Century was an era of concrete, which transformed buildings into boxes that confined people to heavy and dark spaces. By the act of weaving, architecture comes close to clothes. A happy relationship between human bodies and buildings could be restored this way. The Czech are known for their beautiful lacework, so it is particularly significant for us to hold our exhibition about weaving in this country.”

 

Kengo_Kuma, Wind Eaves Pavilion, Taiwan

Kengo_Kuma, Wind Eaves Pavilion, Taiwan

Kengo_Kuma, Wind Eaves Pavilion, Taiwan

Kengo_Kuma, Wind Eaves Pavilion, Taiwan

 

The exhibition shows Kengo Kuma’s approach to architecture: working with traditional Japanese building materials and modern technologies, friendliness and helpfulness to users, drawing inspiration from the nature and specifications of the environment where the project will be implemented and suppressing any tendencies to a violent domination of the built object over the natural order of its surroundings.

 

 

Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota

Yushuhara Wooden Bridge Museum 3, 2010 © Takumi Ota

"Kengo Kuma: Woven" © Galerie Architektury Brno

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” © Galerie Architektury Brno

"Kengo Kuma: Woven" © Galerie Architektury Brno

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” © Galerie Architektury Brno

"Kengo Kuma: Woven" © Galerie Architektury Brno

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” © Galerie Architektury Brno

"Kengo Kuma: Woven" © Galerie Architektury Brno

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” © Galerie Architektury Brno

"Kengo Kuma: Woven" © Galerie Architektury Brno

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” © Galerie Architektury Brno

"Kengo Kuma: Woven" © Galerie Architektury Brno

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” © Galerie Architektury Brno

"Kengo Kuma: Woven" © Galerie Architektury Brno

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” © Galerie Architektury Brno

"Kengo Kuma: Woven" © Galerie Architektury Brno

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” © Galerie Architektury Brno

"Kengo Kuma: Woven" © Galerie Architektury Brno

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” © Galerie Architektury Brno

"Kengo Kuma: Woven" © Galerie Architektury Brno

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” © Galerie Architektury Brno

"Kengo Kuma: Woven" © Galerie Architektury Brno

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” © Galerie Architektury Brno

"Kengo Kuma: Woven" © Galerie Architektury Brno

“Kengo Kuma: Woven” © Galerie Architektury Brno

 


 

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