The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

Art, Architecture
日本の家 1945年以降の建築と暮らし
日本の家 1945年以降の建築と暮らし
日本の家 1945年以降の建築と暮らし

Following the end of the war, which left most major Japanese cities decimated, architects were faced with an urgent need for new houses. Tokyo’s response was to develop ever-more interesting architectural styles. The focus was never purely on practical concerns: the postwar innovators also produced some of the most ground-breaking architecture in the world, using all-new designs to cope with a changing society. And this exhibition documents it in breathtaking style: after trips to Rome and the Barbican in London last year, 'The Japanese House' now comes home. Dense with videos, photography and sculpture presenting 75 houses across 13 distinct themes, it is in equal measure fascinating and beautiful, including work by everyone from Junzo Yoshimura, Kiyoshi Seike and Kenzo Tange to Toyo Ito, Itsuko Hasegawa, Sou Fujimoto and Ryue Nishizawa.