150 years of japanese architecture traced back to the Pavillon de l’arsenal

EXPOSURE. Models, sketches and many movies… Until September 24, 2017, the Pavilion of the Arsenal in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, the japanese. The exhibition entitled “Architectures of the japanese in Paris” explains how the japanese architects have written with Paris, “a story that is unique and unknown”, full of multiple meetings and projects.
Until the 24th of September next, on the second floor of the Pavillon de l’arsenal*, located at 21 boulevard Morland, 4th arrondissement of the capital, the exhibition “Architectures of the japanese in Paris” arouses the curiosity. With numerous, models, sketches, drawings, documents and films, this temporary exhibition, traces, indeed, 150 years of japanese architecture in Paris.


“The japanese architects write with Paris a story that is unique and unknown, a rich variety of meetings, exhibitions and installations, projects and emblematic works”, recalled The Pavilion of the Arsenal, the 27 June 2017, on the occasion of its launch, in the presence of Masato Kitera, Japan’s ambassador in France and Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris.


From the Pinault Collection at the Learning Center in Saclay, passing by the transformation of the Samaritan woman


The exhibition and the work piloted by the commissioner as a visiting scientist, Andreas Kofler, architect and urban planner, which accompanies it reveal, as well for the “first time” this dialogue between two cultures which began in the late 19th century, and which today is reflected by a dozen of constructions major. The most iconic of recently delivered in the city of paris, are the Pinault Collection – Paris, in the Bourse of Commerce (Tadao Ando), the Learning Center in Saclay (Kengo Kuma & Associates), the project of a Thousand trees (Sou Fujimoto), the building-bridge Dawn on Paris Left Bank (Kengo Kuma), or the Seine music (Shigeru Ban) in Boulogne-Billancourt and finally the transformation of the department store to the Samaritan woman, (the agency Sanaa Pritzker prize 2010).


*Entry to the exhibition is accessible free of charge until 24 September at 21 boulevard Morland, 4th arrondissement of Paris from 11 to 19 hours from Tuesday to Sunday. Guided tour of the exhibition by Andreas Kofler, architect, urban planner and commissioner, on Saturday, September 23, at 15 hours.
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