ITO Toyo + INUI Kumiko + FUJIMOTO Sou + HIRATA Akihisa + HATAKEYAMA Naoya, “Home-for-All” in Rikuzentakata Photo: HATAKEYAMA Naoya

Architecture since 3.11

November 7, 2015, to January 31, 2016

“Architecture since 3.11” exhibition is on at Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito from Saturday, November 7, 2015 to Sunday, January 31, 2016.
The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 has brought a big change in the consciousness of both architects and architectural circles. The overwhelming destructive power of tsunami made them realize that they were faced with problems that could not be solved through strengthening buildings alone, and at the same time, how important it is to make software-oriented approaches in view of human ties and people’s relations with the community. Furthermore, the nuclear accident, which became an unprecedented disaster, has raised their consciousness of energy problems as well as awareness of crisis, and plans giving special consideration in terms of environment and energy are required more urgently than ever. From a macroscopic point of view, since the birthrate declines and the population ages with oversupplied housing and public facilities, how architects will play their parts depicting the future is regarded important in both critical and expectant views.
This exhibition which introduces how participating architects of 21 units are dealing with the said social change in their own approaches and methods is a traveling exhibition of “Architecture since 3.11” held at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa from November 1, 2014 to May 10, 2015. At Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, the exhibition has been updated adding some exhibits localized to Mito, a disaster-stricken area of the Great East Japan Earthquake and also those which show the development of some participating architects’ projects since the exhibition at Kanazawa.


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