The Japanese House: Architecture and life since 1945
€12 full price, €4–€8 concessions
The Japanese House: Architecture and life since 1945 co-produced by MAXXI, the Japan Foundation, the Barbican Centre and the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, traces three generations of Japanese designers in order to explore the development of the architecture of the home from the post-war period through to today. The exhibition explores the work of star architects such as Kenzo Tange, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima and Shigeru Ban, as well as some of their teachers such as Seike Shirai, Kazuo Shinohara, Kazunari Sakamoto and concludes with a section dedicated to the younger un-and-coming generation of new Japanese architects that are developing new, experimental ways of conceiving the home. Drawings, models and photographs highlight not only the natural ease with which Japanese architects mix modernity, tradition and an ability to engage with their clients’ needs, but also the important role that their work plays within Japanese society.