Past Exhibitions
December 5, 1995―January 31, 1996
Exhibitors: Takefumi Aida, Tadao Ando, Arquitectonica, Atelier Zo, Santiago Calatrava, Charles Correa, Norihiko Dan, Diller+Scofidio, Vittorio Gregotti, Hiroshi Hara, Itsuko Hasegawa, Kunihiko Hayakawa, Kazuhiro Ishii, Osamu Ishiyama, Toyo Ito, Kan Izue, Helmut Jahn, Joh Sung Yong, Motomi Kawakami, Kazuo Kawasaki, Kiyonori Kikutake, Kim Ki Seok, Kim In Cheurl, Atsushi Kitagawara, Toshiyuki Kita, Yasuo Kondo, Kengo Kuma, Kisyo Kurokawa, Masayuki Kurokawa, Daniel Libeskind, Koichi Makishi, Tadanaga Miyamoto, Morphosis, Kiko Mozuna, Toru Murakami, Hiroshi Naito, Jean Nouvel, Gaetano Pesce, Christian de Portzamparc, Kijyo Rokkaku, Seizo Sakata, Kazuyo Sejima, Kazuo Shinohara, Eizo Sueyoshi, Asao Sugama, Takashi Sugimoto, Edward Suzuki, Ryoji Suzuki, Shin Takamatsu, Sei Takeyama, Shigeru Uchida, Riken Yamamoto, Shoei Yoh
For our 10th Anniversary Exhibition we have chosen the theme of “Creative Origins.” In this exhibition we have asked each of the architects and designers whose work we have exhibited in the past to choose those works which they consider their “original works” and which best express their current position to be exhibited on a single stage.
September 19―November 2, 1995
Exhibitor: Jean Nouvel
Nouvel, who made his dramatic debut in the French architecture world with his “Institut du Monde Arabe” (1987), is one of the most closely watched figures in architecture today. His emotional architecture skillfully manipulates natural lighting by permeating, reflecting, and refracting it—elevating it to create amystical space.
Hiroshi Naito: Composition of the Protoform
June 9―July 22, 1995
Exhibitor: Hiroshi Naito
The exhibit is divided into two parts, a black space consisting of past works represented by wood models, and a white space consisting by white models to symbolize his future works. Each model in the series of models conveys a notion of the forms Naito seeks to create, as well as the content of his message.
April 12―May 27, 1995
Exhibitor: Charles Correa
Correa is one of India’s leading contemporary architects. His architecture strongly reflects a uniqueness and cultural style deeply rooted in India's natural climate, and is acturally quite distinct from the international style of architecture.
February 10―March 31, 1995
Exhibitor: Kengo Kuma
This exhibit possensses an unusual atmosphere not seen before in previous shows. All of Kuma’s works have been transferred to CD-ROM, do that visitors are free to view and manipulate them on the monitor screens themselves.
November 8―December 10, 1994
The final Isoya Yoshida Award was given in 1993. In all, a total of some sixty-one persons, including special award winners, received the prize. This exhibit takes a look at the history of the award.
September 10―October 22, 1994
Exhibitor: Santiago Calatrava
Sixteen individual objects stand in the newly expanded, two-floor exhibition space. One look confirms they are not architectural models, but rather fully independent sculptures.
June 25―July 25, 1994
Exhibitor: Kazuo Kawasaki
Kawasaki presents models of music boxes he has created to pay tribute to twelve philosophers and artists of his choice, placed upon twelve columns. Clock have been imbedded in the floor to display the time elapsed between the birth and death of each of twelve figures.
May 10―June 11, 1994
Exhibitor: Kazuo Shinohara
The displays in this exhibition share the same quality as the works themselves, insofar as they express Shinohara’s conviction that the fewer the conditions placed upon the structures, the more inflential power they possess. The exhibition presents models of nine of Shinohara’s projects, arranged systematically in a straight line.
March 9―April 16, 1994
Exhibitor: Daniel Libeskind
In this exhibition, a twenty-meter track extends from the entry, pass the glass wall and into the rear of the garden, upon which a disc two meters in diameter shuttles slowly to one end of the track and back and again. The device is entitled “Line and Wheel”.
January 18―February 22, 1994
Exhibitor: Yoshiro Ikehara
All one can see in this dimly its space are rising beams of light. The entire exhibit focuses on “The Asakura Isokichi Museum” (1993). Plans, cross sections or life-size illustrations have been silkscreened onto transparent acrylic panels.
October 21―December 11, 1993
Exhibitor: Atelier Zo (Reiko Tomita, Yasuhiro Higuchi, Ichiro Machiyama)
Stepping into this exhibition, one is struck by the sensation of having suddenly walked onto some back street abandoned lot. Earth, fallen leaves and bamboo foliage are strewn about, and in the corner, some bales of hay and roof tiles lie stacked in a heap.
September 3―October 9, 1993
Exhibitor: Toru Murakami
The exhibition space is done all in white. The only items actually on exhibit are this white floor, and the floaring white models of twelve residences encased in transparent plastic.
June 11―July 17, 1993
Exhibitor: Arquitectonica (Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Spear)
The architecture of Arquitectonica enables us to see colors reduced to their basic forms, such as red, green, yellow and white. This type of coding corresponds to classifications of the elements in architectural construction.
April 24―May 31, 1993
Exhibitor: Kiyonori Kikutake
As soon as they enter the gallery, visitors are struck by the sensation of wide open space. The long road traveled by this architect are on display on seven panels hanging on a long wall extending from the interior of the gallery outdoors, along with models of three of his works, namely “Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum” (1993) and “Sky House” (1958).
March 10―April 13, 1993
Exhibitor: Kazuyo Sejima
The walls and ceiling have painted in blue, and the space is filled with almost blinding illumination. Some twelve projects are on display. All the works features, including plans, are presented using equally abstract models, appearing like a world that has been processed with high-level graphics.
January 23―February 27, 1993
This exhibition features the sketchbook of Kim Swoo Geun, filled with copious drawings, suspended from between the two walls of the gallery, and hanging down from the ceiling as well.
October 16―November 14, 1992
Photography: Yutaka Saito
The exhibition is made up of photographs taken by Yutaka Saito, who succeeds in capturing the essence of Barragán’s style with his architect’s eye.
September 4―October 6, 1992
Exhibitor: Hiroshi Hara
Once cannot describe the work of Hiroshi Hara without including the term “City”. In the exhibition, Hara puts to the test the “Multilayered Theory of the City”. Using a three-dimensional lattice, he tries to represent the “burst” of the city, that is, its capacity for self-transformation, self-destruction and “repair” that is realized through the accumulation of memories of its transformation.
July 1―July 31, 1992
Exhibitor: Ryoji Suzuki
This exhibition displays Suzuki’s art, furniture, architectural models, photographs, and abstract paintings. The relationship between so many different works may seem elusive, but they are all in fact attempts to analyze Fra Angelico’s religious painting, “Last Judgement”.
May 20―June 17, 1992
Exhibitors: Diller+Scofidio (Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio)
These two highly innovative artists use a combination of installation and performance art to present their own personal statements. In this exhibition, several realities of their own design, using mental images in order to reconstruct an image of the whole.
March 19―April 25, 1992
Exhibitor: Norihiko Dan
A number of Dan’s works appear extremely rational and restrained. The simple, almost stoic style of his work is also present in this exhibition.
February 5―March 7, 1992
Exhibitors: Eizo Sueyoshi, Asao Sugama, Yoshikazu Makishi
In this special joint exhibition, the display space has been devided up into three sections, each devoted to the models, photos and drawings of the work of these three Okinawa-based architects.
November 8―December 11, 1991
Exhibitor: Shiro Kuramata
The death of Shiro Kuramata, a leader in Japanese interior design, was sudden and unexpected. Planned by Kuramata while he was still alive, this exhibition and its installations were completed by his staff, who worked to ensure that it remained faithful to his concepts.
September 18―October 25, 1991
Exhibitor: Christian de Portzamparc
The exhibition features eleven urban design projects based on Portzamparc’s concept of urban formation, “Block”. Portzamparc is destinguished by his technique of applying both psychology and sociology to architecture in the seach to create new orders and possibilities.
July 4―August 10, 1991
Exhibitor: Riken Yamamoto
Riken Yamamoto summed up the relationship between architecture and city in his urban planning project entitled “Ryokuentoshi Inter-Junction city” (1991–). For Yamamoto, a single work of architecture carries within it the essence of the city.
May 18―June 21, 1991
Exhibitor: Junzo Yoshimura
While keeping himself well-grounded in Japanese tradition, Junzo Yoshimura has gone about constructing a distinctive world of his own, known as “Yoshimura style”. This exhibition features two of his recent music concert halls.
April 5―May 7, 1991
Exhibitor: Gaetano Pesce
Pesce’s interests extend to include a broad range of activities, from urban planning to interior and furniture design. Upon extering the exhibition, visitors are led unknowingly into his distinctive world.
February 15―March 26, 1991
Exhibitor: Kisho Kurokawa
This exhibition features recent works by Kisho Kurokawa, focusing on eight different museum projects he has undertaken in Japan and overseas. All four walls of the gallery have been divides up into grids, upon which panels have been systematically arrenged to display a combination of photographs and axonometric perspectives.