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Japon, L’Archipel de la Maison

Exhibition about the Japanese home past and present, staged in collaboration with Archipel

To talk about homes in Japan is to talk about the role of architecture and its meaning in both an urban and a social context. A home in Japan goes far beyond the strict framework of the conventional housing programme.

For many years, the Japanese home has both excited and intrigued us, but it also throws up questions about habitability. The exhibition, which is divided up into three sections, provides a historical framework for and a clear context in which to grasp the way in which living spaces have evolved.

Homes in the past

Fourteen case studies illustrate the theme of Homes in the past. With the exception of just a few architects, including Kenzo Tange and Arata Isozaki, the largest architects (including Tadao Ando and Toyo Ito) have ventured into housing design.

Homes in Tokyo

Finally, there is a photographic documentary about Homes in Tokyo - a fresh, enthusiastic stroll through the street-based city that Tokyo is.

Today’s homes

The story of Today’s homes is told through interviews with residents and architects, as well as through drawings and photographs. The starting point is clear: to present today’s living spaces in their physical and human context—in other words to sketch out an overview of contemporary home architecture..

Visiting information

Japon, l’archipel de la maison
25.03.2016 – 19.06.2016 
Ticket price: €8

Open on weekdays from 9:30 until 17:30
Open on weekends, on public holidays and during school holidays from 10:00 until 18:00
Closed on Wednesday

Further press information and or visuals (not for publication)

Sandra Plasschaert
Cats Communication
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Bernadette De Loose
Design Museum Gent

Education & communication

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