The architectonic models of 41 great Japanese designers– including Kengo Kuma, Tetsuo Furuichi, Shigeru Ban, Arata Isozaki, Koh Kitayama, Rike Yamamoto – are on display at the Triennale di Milano exhibition facilities between July 10-19, 2015. They express the deepest inner spirit of an architectonic culture that thrives on the connections between the avant-garde and the memories of the past.
Organized for the Japan Day (July 11), the official day for representing Japan at the Expo Milano 2015, the exhibition design – supervised by Setsu & Shinobu ITO of Studio ITO Design – reflects the principles and the key features of the Archi Depot museum and archives that will open in Shinagawa in Tokyo, Japan in the near future.
The Archi Depot Foundation will create its own museum as a communal space, ideal for conserving and managing the architectonic models prepared by Japanese designers. The association also has the objective of organizing events and activities using the models to stimulate understanding in the relationship between architecture and the urban or natural environments, and highlight the importance and value of architecture for the local communities.