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16Jan/20

ARCHITECTURAL NEW WAVE: FROM RUINS TO THE FUTURE OF HOUSING

(photo by twi-ny/mdr)

Fuminori Nousaku Architects’ “Holes in the House” is focus of Japan Society discussion (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

Who: Fuminori Nousaku, Mio Tsuneyama, Jing Liu
What: Architectural talk
Where: Japan Society, 333 East 47th St. at First Ave., 212-715-1258
When: Friday, January 17, $15, 5:00
Why: In conjunction with the exhibition “Made in Tokyo: Architecture and Living, 1964/2020,” Japan Society is hosting the talk “Architectural New Wave: From Ruins to the Future of Housing,” featuring Tokyo architects Fuminori Nousaku and Mio Tsuneyama and moderated by SO–IL founder Jing Liu. The discussion will focus on sustainability and adaptive reuse, centering on Fuminori Nousaku Architects’ ongoing project “Holes in the House,” the renovation of a 1980s steel frame warehouse in Nishi, Shinagawa Ward. “Made in Tokyo,” which is curated and designed by Atelier Bow-Wow, continues through January 26, featuring drawings, plans, photography, video, and sculpture that depict the changing urban landscape between the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games and the upcoming 2020 Games. Among the highlights are Nobuaki Takekawa’s “Cat Olympics: Soccer Field,” Tomoyuki Tanaka’s “Dismantling of Shinjuku Station,” and akihisa hirata’s “nine hours Akasuka, Capsule Hotel.” At 6:00 Friday night, the popular mixer “Escape East @ 333” includes free admission to the galleries with RSVP, a docent-led tour, complimentary snacks, drink specials, and a site-specific installation by Zai Nomura.

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