About the Exhibition
TOTO GALLERY・MA hosts architect Hideyuki Nakayama's solo exhibition entitled ", and then". Nakayama's architecture, created based on his originality and keen sensitivity, is attracting much attention. This exhibition features various films to convey aspects of his architecture that cannot be communicated through architectural models and drawings, including his finely tuned senses and thoughts, beauty and qualities of his works, and how they continue to evolve with the flow of time.
The gallery turns into a mini theater showing five short films specially shot for this exhibition by five movie directors. At the "lobby" (exhibition room), images of the film making process, drawings and models of architectures shown in the films are on display.
How is each architecture used by its occupants after completion? And how does life unfold there? Nakayama thinks that the state of architecture after completion ––or ", and then" what happens–– is important, although it is something architects do not see. Each of the short films reveals how time flows in the architecture and its surrounding context.
We would like to take this opportunity to present Hideyuki Nakayama's "ideas" and "experiments" reflecting his unique viewpoint of objectively observing each architecture he has created.

image from the Exhibit
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Images for Media Use
©Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture
[film1.] Curves and Chords (completed in 2017) 
Director: Shiita Happo
A two-story building used as a house and a office, composed of ten floors in different shapes. A vertically moving camera records life unfolding there from morning to night.
©Go Itami
[film2.] mitosaya Botanical Distillery (completed in 2018)
Cameraman: Hiroshi Eguchi Organizer: Masashi Kawamura
An abandoned former medicinal plant botanical garden is renovated into a distillery producing spirits using fruits and herbs. A camera observes the just-opened distillery's production processes from a first-person point of view.
©Eizo Okada
[film3.] O house (completed in 2009)
Director: Eizo Okada, Kukangenda Music: Kukangenda
7.5-meter long curtains hung at a street corner. Behind the curtains, there is a space like a hotel corridor one has seen somewhere. Fragments of daily life there are framed like still images.

[film4.] House and a Road (completed in 2013)
Director: Sein Sakaguchi Music: Sein Sakaguchi, Junko Nakayama
Two houses made of different materials but are exactly the same shape stand next to each other across the road. They are actually connected under the road.... A daily happening lasting only for a short time is filmed between the road and the houses.
©Mitsuo Okamoto
[film5.] 2004 (completed in 2006)
Director: YU SORA Music: Wataru Shoji
Clover-covered ground remaining in a residential area and a house like a white wooden box raised only 50 centimeters above the ground. A short film using animations and slide shows.
Exhibition Information
Hideyuki Nakayama : , and then
Thursday, May 23 – Sunday, August 4, 2019
Mondays and National Holidays
TOTO Nogizaka Bldg. 3F, 1-24-3 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
TEL=+81-(0)3-3402-1010 URL=
1-min. walk from Nogizaka Sta. (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line) Exit 3
6-min. walk from Roppongi Sta. (Toei Subway Oedo Line) Exit 8
7-min. walk from Roppongi Sta. (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line) Exit 4a
7-min. walk from Aoyama-itchome Sta. (Tokyo Metro Ginza/Hanzomon Lines or Toei Subway Oedo Line) Exit 4
TOTO GALLERY·MA Planning and Management Committee
Special Advisor: Tadao Ando
Members: Kazuyo Sejima, Manabu Chiba, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Erwin Viray
Tokyo Society of Architects and Building Engineers, Tokyo Association of Architectural Firms, The Japan Institute of Architects Kanto-Koshinetsu Chapter, Architectural Institute of Japan Kanto Chapter
Ricoh Co., Ltd.(Shooting Equipment)
Related Program
Thursday, May 30, 2019, Doors open at 17:30, starts at 18:30, scheduled to end at 20:30
Venue: Iino Hall (Iino Bldg. 4F, 2-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Related Books
Author: Hideyuki Nakayama