“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).

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“Antonín Raymond 7×” at Galerie Architektury Brno

From next week to end of January, Galerie Architektury Brno presents a selection of the works by one of the most significant Czech architects – Antonín Raymond – who is paradoxically better known in Japan and the USA.

 

Kostel sv. Anselma © Kazuyoshi Miyamoto

Kostel sv. Anselma © Kazuyoshi Miyamoto

 

Antonín Raymond, born in Kladno, Czech Republic, (1888-1976) is among the most interesting Czech architects of the 20th century. He began his career in the studio of Cass Gilbert during the construction of the first skyscraper in New York, then he was assistant to Frank Lloyd Wright building the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, his studio was founded in 1921 (studio has been continuously working until present days, led by Raymond’s successor Shigefumi R. Tsuchiya). The architect´s lifelong support was his wife, artist Noémi, who besides their own projects participated at the works of Raymond. (more…)