House Vision 2016

I went yesterday, Saturday, the 27th to this wonderful exhibition.

Here some links of video I shot.

It closed on Sunday August 28th.


House nr. 9,here. Nippon Design Center, for Toppan Printing.


House nr. 1, here. Fumie Shibata for Yamato Holdings.


House nr.8, here. K.Kuma, Seijun Nishihata for Sumitomo Forestry.


The winner is, Jun Iagarashi and Taihi Fujimori with their Inside Out/Furniture room.

Really lovely, above all the others.  House nr.10,  here. for TOTO and YKK AP


IN total there were 12 houses, but not all of them were houses, like 8 and 11, were outdoor

places. nr4. an Office space by Bow Wow.

There is a book already onliune if you`d like to have everything collected. I bought it as a present to a friend in Italy.

Last, I think Kuma, with designing the whole exhibition and 3 years before the House vision 1, first gathering must be considered a leading figure into this productive, architectural environment.

(Also you can see other old posts on this blog about that exibihition, 1,        2,        3,       4,        5, )

So I will put a link to an interesting introduction to his japanese theory book, called defeated architecture, of a blogger also that seems to be one of his

teammates at the studio or just one of his student I do not know really. Here, His ore her name is Zhue, and the article is dated back 2009.

four facets of contemprary architecture

My readers should already know about the great chance that edx.orf is offering. This class has just started, you cannot miss it.

Kuma Kengo and Obuchi  Yusuke are doing the first module

The 4 facets are these:

theory technology city and humans.

Not so much of understanding at first sight we`ll see.

This is the syllabus :

  • Development of contemporary Japanese architecture since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
  • Features of works of influential Japanese architects
  • Theories behind practices in contemporary Japanese architecture
  • Present concerns and potential future directions for contemporary Japanese architecture

Architects and Their Works of the Module

Module 1: Introduction

1.1 – 1.5: Revisiting Kenzo Tange

Module 2: Arata Isozaki and Hisao Kohyama

2.1 – 2.4: In Search of a Space – Arata Isozaki, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma (1974)

2.5 – 2.9: Learning from Style – Hisao Kohyama, Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theater (1994)

Module 3: Terunobu Fujimori and Hidetoshi Ohno

3.1 – 3.5: New Primitivism – Terunobu Fujimori, La Collina Omihachiman (2014)

3.6 – 3.10: Editing Between – Hidetoshi Ohno, Heart Nursery School (2014)

Module 4: Kengo Kuma and Kazuyo Sejima

4.1 – 4.5: Kengo Kuma, Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center (2012)

4.6 – 4.10: Kazuyo Sejima, Inujima “Art House Project” (2010-)

Module 5: Theory – Summary

Module 6: Final Exam

Fragment MIB、unknown

It was interesting,I thought I have lost these shots.

FragmentMIBAlthough I am not a big fan of exposed conrete, I have to admit that this result is massive and well composed.


20150221_105216_002it is located in the surrounding of the notorius district of Ikebukuro


Are you up for Zushi this year?

IMGP8276So here it is, one hour from Tokyo straight to the South, technically one train stop after the famous Kamakura, there is a beach like in the western world.

A reign of youthness and fun, where the crowd ejnoy the crowd….

Suddenly the rainy season has not gone yet!

Milan, Italy-Torre Arcobaleno

Since the Architectural company has offices and clients not only in Italy but also in Kyoto,

I love to share their video about a renovation of a small tower in Milan, very effective.

Here is the video.

Rainbow Tower from Point of View on Vimeo.