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2018.10.12

ARCHI-DEPOT Museum’s Special Exhibition: Nomadic Rhapsody-Changes Brought About by “Super-Movement Societies”

Held concurrently with “NEW MATERIAL RESEARCH LABORATORY・ -New Material x Old Material-”
Dates: October 21st, 2018 (Sun.) - January 14th, 2019 (Mon.)

ARCHI-DEPOT Museum operated by Warehouse TERRADA will hold a special exhibition, Nomadic Rhapsody-Changes Brought About by “Super-Movement Societies” from October 21, 2018 (Sun.) to January 14th, 2019 (Mon.). This exhibition will be held concurrently with “NEW MATERIAL RESEARCH LABORATORY・ -New Material x Old Material-. “

This Nomadic Rhapsody-Changes Brought About by “Super-Movement Societies” is the third exhibition featuring the models which are stored in ARCHI-DEPOT ONLINE, our online storage service exclusive for architectural models, and introduces core models from overseas projects produced by multiple architects.

The key visual of Nomadic Rhapsody

The key visual of Nomadic Rhapsody

“Untitled(MTRL Hong Kong #1)“, 2017

“Untitled(MTRL Hong Kong #1)“, 2017 © Gottingham
Image courtesy of DOMINO ARCHITECTS, Loftwork and Studio Gottingham Archive

Overview

Title: Nomadic Rhapsody-Changes Brought About by “Super-Movement Societies”
Dates: October 21st, 2018 (Sun.) – January 14th, 2019 (Mon.)
Venue: ARCHI-DEPOT Museum – Room B (2-6-10 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002)
Concurrent Exhibition: Special Exhibition at Room A “NEW MATERIAL RESEARCH LABORATORY・ -New Material x Old Material-“
Open Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Admission until 6:00 PM),
Closed on Monday (open when Monday is a national holiday, but closed the following Tuesday)
Admission: Adults 3,000 yen / Students 2,000 yen / 18 and under 1,000 yen
(Includes the admission for both exhibition Rooms A and B)
* Free admission for visitors with a physical disability certificate and one of their carers
* Presentation of your school identification card indicating your age, or a physical disability certificate will be required on admission.
Organizer: ARCHI-DEPOT Museum
Cooperation: Koji Ichikawa (Associate Professor of Department of Architecture of Meiji University, School of
Science and Technology)
Supporting: Riichi Miyake (ARCHI-DEPOT Corporation)
Exhibiting architects:
Keiichiro Sako (SAKO Architects)
Shigeki Maeda (GEO-GRAPHIC DESIGN LAB.)
Takashi Fujino (IKIMONO ARCHITECTS)
Shinya Kojima and Ayaka Kojima (kooo architects)
Kei Kaihoh (KEI KAIHOH ARCHITECTS)
Yusuke Oono (DOMINO ARCHITECTS & Gottingham)
Kengo Sato (In-Field Studio), and others

Introduction

The movements of people have always played a pivotal role in creating and fostering cultures: the fusion of Chinoiserie and Rococo as a result of European countries traveling to Southeast Asia past the Age of Discovery; post-impressionism and other expressionisms birthed from the ideas artists got from their visits to colonies; surrealists leaving their home to cross the ocean as self-exile; blues and jazz spreading all across the United States. In this way, the migration of people has also influenced the architectural culture over the years — through the exchanging of influences among various regions.
In this age of déraciné, computers have taken a central role in our lives, making the communities around the world feel closer to each other. On the other hand, however, we see regional inequalities and disparities; a widespread decline of diversity in language; global warming, weather disturbances or earthquakes affecting the lives of many; and a divide among the same ethnic groups as a result of anthropogenic hazards. Perhaps we can find similarities between the various phenomena occurring in Japan and that of the foreign countries, especially within the region we call Asia—or would the similarities be irrelevant in the end? Please enjoy this opportunity to think of the above-mentioned commonalities and relationships through our architectural models.

Highlights

– Introducing multiple projects by Shinya Kojima and Ayaka Kojima (kooo architects) who are collaborating with fashion designers and artists
– A model of “MTRL Hong Kong” by Yusuke Oono (DOMINO ARCHITECTS) will be exhibited with photographs by Gottingham
– Multiple works of the circulating virtual environment by Takashi Fujino (IKIMONO ARCHITECTS)
– HOSPITAL, CYCLONE SHELTER by Shigeki Maeda, “Nomadic economy conception” by Kei Kaihoh, “Project in Santiniketan, interior model” by Kengo Sato, and others

Shigeki Maeda (GEO-GRAPHIC DESIGN LAB.) “HOSPITAL, CYCLONE SHELTER”

Shinya Kojima and Ayaka Kojima (kooo architects) ”mobile store for fashion designer”

Kengo Sato (In-Field Studio) “Project in Santiniketan, interior model” (c)In-Field Studio

Kengo Sato (In-Field Studio) “Project in Santiniketan, interior model” (c)In-Field Studio

Takashi Fujino (IKIMONO ARCHITECTS) Eat ground project

[Tour of Architectural Model Warehouse]

ARCHI-DEPOT Museum has an adjacent warehouse for preservation of architectural models, and the warehouse is only open to visitors of the museum for a limited time. Visitors can enjoy the dim storage space that is usually closed to the public, by holding a flashlight in one hand.

– Advance reservation required (First-come, first-served basis)
– Time schedule (One tour takes approximately 15 minutes)
– 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM <Weekends/national holidays> 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM

[About ARCHI-DEPOT]

ARCHI-DEPOT is a project aiming to raise the value of architectural models and architectural culture.

■ ARCHI-DEPOT Museum  https://archi-depot.com/en/
An exhibition facility in Japan that specializes in architectural models. There are two types of exhibition spaces, and the exhibitions are presented under the particular concept on a temporary basis. The exhibits range from studies to complete models created by Japanese and foreign architects and architectural firms who are active in both Japan and overseas. ARCHI-DEPOT Museum offers new experiences and encounters with architectural models as a new style of “museum where you can learn, enjoy, and be thrilled.”

■ ARCHI-DEPOT ONLINE  https://online.archi-depot.com/
The world’s first online service offering storage functions in addition to viewing features and the ability to create portfolios of architectural models for the purpose of introducing the culture of architectural models and up-and-coming architects to the world.

About Warehouse TERRADA

Company Name: Warehouse TERRADA
Representative: CEO, Yoshihisa Nakano
Address: 2-6-10 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan
Foundation: October 1950
URL: http://www.terrada.co.jp/
Contact: Warehouse TERRADA PR Group E-MAIL: pr@terrada.co.jp

For Inquiries about the exhibition and ARCHI-DEPOT Museum

ARCHI-DEPOT Museum
TEL: +81(0)3-5769-2133
E-MAIL: info@archi-depot.com

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