PRESS RELEASE

2019.4.22

ARCHI-DEPOT MUSEUM’s Special Exhibition “Wandering Wonder –Expanding the space of learning–”

-A place to learn and grow from architectural models. Useful to choose a destination for summer vacation -

Dates: May 22nd, 2019 (Wed) - September 1st, 2019 (Sun)

ARCHI-DEPOT MUSEUM operated by Warehouse TERRADA will hold a special exhibition "Wandering Wonder––Expanding the space of learning" from May 22nd (Wed) to September 1st, 2019 (Sun). (The museum will be closed from July 1st (Mon) to July 19th, 2019 (Fri).)

When one hears places to learn and nurture, where do we imagine? Some people may think kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school, high school, university, college, library, museum…From the post World War II democratization of Japan, educational facilities and lifelong learning institutions has been achieving remarkable growth. And in recent years, the social concerns including declining birthrate, aging population, acute population concentration in large cities, globalization, a focus on work-life balance and impact on school educational hours have all but increased. Accordingly, changes have also been brought to the needs of education and lifelong learning such as utilizing closed schools, local human and material resources, active learning, relearning, volunteer works and enhancement of the purpose of museum facilities. As a result, the architectures related to education have been diversified.

As the title “Wandering Wonder” suggests, we organized this exhibition with the concept that any one can walk around freely to encounter some surprises through architecture. The exhibited architectures are not only educational facilities and lifelong learning institutions, but also facilities for welfare activities, experience-based learning, after-school activities, and alternative art spaces.  These places will intrigue one’s curiosity and were created for learning and nurturing. 21 pieces of models for 18 facilities by 14 architects will be exhibited with related materials including photographs.

Additionally, during summer vacation season, various events will be offered, and some of them will be available for children and their parents. Please refer to the website (https://archi-depot.com/en/) for the details of the exhibition and related events.

[Overview of the Exhibition]

Title: Wandering Wonder –Expanding the space of learning-
Dates: May 22nd (Wed) – September 1st, 2019 (Sun)
(Closed from July 1st (Mon) to July 19th (Fri))
*GAUDI QUEST will be concurrently held at Room A until June 30th (Sun).
Venue: ARCHI-DEPOT MUSEUM – Room B (2-6-10 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002)
Open Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Admission until 6:00 PM), Closed on Mondays (but open when Monday is a public holiday, then closed the following Tuesday)
Admission: Adults 3,000 yen / Students 2,000 yen / 18 and under 1,000 yen
* Including the admission for the exhibition Room A
* Ticket: Online ticket system (Please refer to the website (https://archi-depot.com/en/) for details.)
* 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: Takumi Iwasawa / AUFTAKT, Kohei Fukino / Atmos

[Exhibiting Architect]

Riken Yamamoto & FIELDSHOP
KEN YOKOGAWA / ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES INC
KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES
Shigeru Ban
Coelacanth and Associates
Dai Nagasaka Tohata Architects & Engineers Méga
AZUSA SEKKEI
Yasuko Kawaharada + Takehiko Higa / kw+hg architects
Shinya Satoh + Daisuke Furusawa + Kanenobu Baba + Yasutaka Kurokawa
blue studio
Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects
HARADA MASAHIRO + MAO MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO
Osamu Nishida + Hirotaka Isshiki + Kuniyoshi Katsu+Osamu Iwasaki / ondesig
YAMAZAKI KENTARO DESIGN WORKSHOP Co.,Ltd.

[Highlights]

Wandering Wonder––Expanding the space of learning is the fourth exhibition featuring the architectural models which are stored in our storage facility. 21 pieces of models for 18 facilities by 14 architects will be exhibited with related materials including photographs.

(left) ROKUCHO MUSEUM FLORA by KEN YOKOGAWA / ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES INC
(right) Aitoku Kindergarten by KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES

(left) Nagareyama Otakanomori Elementary and Junior High School, Otakanomori Center, Otakanomori Children's Library by Coelacanth and Associates (c) CAt
(right) Chiryu Afterschool by HARADA MASAHIRO + MAO / MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO (c) Mitsumasa Fujitsuka

1. The architectural models of MORIUMIUS by ondesign and “MACHI-NO-KODOMOEN Community School” by blue studio will be exhibited for the first time.

Especially for this exhibition, the model of MORIUMIUS was created by Osamu Nishida + Hirotaka Isshiki + Kuniyoshi Katsu + Osamu Iwasaki / ondesign, and the model of “MACHI-NO-KODOMOEN Community School” was created by blue studio.

MORIUMIUS by Osamu Nishida + Hirotaka Isshiki + Kuniyoshi Katsu + Osamu Iwasaki / ondesign
(c) KOICHI TORIMURA

2. The photographs of inside of some architectures will be exhibited.

Though some architectures are not open to public, a part of their photographs will be displayed. Chairs will be prepared to take the time to enjoy the models and the photographs.
* Photographs scheduled to be displayed
KYOTO Design Lab by Dai Nagasaka Tohata Architects & Engineers Méga
Musashino Place by Yasuko Kawaharada + Takehiko Higa / kw+hg architects
Fukumasu Base by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects
MORIUMIUS by Osamu Nishida+Hirotaka Isshiki+Kuniyoshi Katsu+Osamu Iwasaki / ondesign
MACHI-NO-KODOMOEN Community School by blue studio and others

(left) KYOTO Design Lab by Dai Nagasaka Tohata Architects & Engineers Méga (c) KYOTO Design Lab
(right) Musashino Place by Yasuko Kawaharada + Takehiko Higa / kw+hg architects (c) SHIMIZU KEN

3. Artwork by Orono of Superorganism to express the message of this exhibition

The word “wander” means drifting or rambling, and “wonder” means surprise. In an open space, some people set up a place, and some other people breathe new life into the place. We hope that everyone can walk around the open space freely, encountering surprises, and discovering something while enjoying and playing. The artwork by Orono of Superorganism fully reflects our thoughts. In this exhibition, the original work of “Trying to be Everything” will be displayed.

Orono (artist): Moved to the U.S. after questioning her junior high school life in Japan. Received unconventional education which led her unique talent blossom in America. Currently based in London, making her music career with her band symbolizing social diversity. She is also actively working as an artist, and has designed some CD cover designs.

Superorganism Orono 「Try to be Everything」

4. Photography allowed

The architectural models in the exhibition can be photographed. Posting to SNS is also allowed.

#WanderingWonder

* Post your favorite places of learning.

5. Audio guide for smartphone available

In this exhibition, an audio app will be available (English and Japanese). Scan the QR code in the museum and enjoy the app with your earphone.

[Tour of Architectural Model Warehouse]

ARCHI-DEPOT MUSEUM’s architectural model storage will be renewed in May 2019.
Open to visitors of the museum for a limited time.

– Application required on the day (First-come, first-served basis)
– Please ask the timetable at the museum on the day of your visit.

[About ARCHI-DEPOT]

ARCHI-DEPOT is a project aiming to raise the value of architectural models and architectural culture through its services from Tennoz. The services are ARCHI-DEPOT ONLINE, an online viewing and storing service, and ARCHI DEPOT MUSEUM which is exhibiting real architectural models.

–  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 particular concepts on a temporary basis. The exhibits range from study prototypes to complete models created by Japanese and foreign architects and architectural firms who are active in both Japan and overseas. Through the concept of “A museum of learning, enjoying and inspiring”, ARCHI-DEPOT MUSEUM offers a new experiences and encounter through architectural models

–  ARCHI-DEPOT ONLINE  https://online.archi-depot.com/
This is the world’s first online service offering storage function and a viewing function and also has the ability to create a portfolios for the models to introducing an architectural model culture and showcase up-and-coming architects to the world.

About Warehouse TERRADA

Company Name: Warehouse TERRADA
Representative: President & CEO, Kohei Terada
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
E-MAIL: info@archi-depot.com

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