About the Exhibition
TOTO GALLERY・MA is delighted to welcome architecten de vylder vinck tallieu (ADVVT), the Gent-based Belgian architectural firm attracting worldwide attention, and host their first exhibition in Japan.
ADVVT actively incorporates contingencies and given conditions which are often beyond their control in their design to create various spaces regardless of factors including the budget amount and the status of construction.
CARITAS (2016), one of their representative works, is a renovation project of a psychiatric clinic built in the 19th century where the demolition had already started. Through many discussions with doctors, therapists, and patients, the architects conceived an open space serving various purposes by simply inserting a new greenhouse into the existing building which roof had been already removed, while repairing only as necessary. This project was presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018 and ADVVT won the Silver Lion for "possessing a confidence that slowness and waiting allow architecture to be open to future activation."
ADVVT, who considers education as an important part of their design activities, had a workshop specially planned for this exhibition at Tokyo Institute of Technology last spring. The workshop was aimed at extracting the universal essence of architecture as well as comparing contexts in Belgium and Japan by assigning students to closely analyze and reinterpret concepts behinds ADVVT's works and insert the buildings into different contexts in Japan while exploring how the concepts could be reflected in their design. The exhibition features ADVVT's key works along with the models and drawings produced at the workshop. All are invited to experience architecture through ADVVT's eyes.

Images for Media Use
CARITAS (Melle, Belgium 2016)
©Filip Dujardin
Les Ballets C de la B & LOD (Ghent, Belgium 2008)
©Filip Dujardin
Bern Heim Beuk (Gent, Belgium 2012)
©Filip Dujardin
Rot-Ellen-Berg (Melden, Belgium 2011)
©Filip Dujardin
Exhibition Information
architecten de vylder vinck taillieu: VARIETE / ARCHITECTURE / DESIRE
Friday, September 13 – Sunday, November 24, 2019
Mondays and National Holidays except Sunday, November 3 and Saturday, November 23
TOTO Nogizaka Bldg. 3F, 1-24-3 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
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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
Special Support
Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium,Arts Flanders Japan
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
School of Environment and Society, Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology,D-ARCH ETH-ZURICH (CH) / studio UNIVERSUM CARROUSEL JOURNEY, Tokyo Tech Museum and Archives
Related Program
Thursday, January 24, 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)
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