The Japanese House
Exhibition, The Barbican, London, UK.
Explored here is domestic architecture in Japan through the work of starchitects, promising young architects, and filmmakers and manga cartoonists. The exhibition addresses a range of themes like the coexistence of traditional extreme architectural innovation, the continuity in Japanese culture, and the role of the domestic space today.
Japanese architects have consistently used their designs to propose radical critiques of society and innovative solutions to changing lifestyles. Considering developments in residential architecture in the light of important shifts in the Japanese economy, urban landscape, and family structure, these are some of the most exciting architectural projects of the last 70 years.